Made in America: The short list

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(CNN)There's no denying that fewer consumer goods are made in the United States today than in the heyday of American manufacturing.

But that doesn't mean American-made products no longer exist. A handful of longstanding heritage brands and a new crop of patriotic upstarts are turning out a variety of products made in the United States, from clothes and accessories to beauty products and kitchen supplies.

"Buying Made in USA is not just a passing trend. It truly is something we as consumers, business owners and even government can do to support small to mid-size businesses," said Julie Reiser, president and co-founder of Made in USA Certified, which audits supply chains for businesses that want their products to bear their seal.

    Thanks to a growing crop of diligent bloggers, finding American-made products is easier than ever. Here's a list of websites and Facebook groups dedicated to helping consumers find products made in the United States, along with a few brands known to manufacture most or a substantial portion of their goods stateside. This least is by no means exhaustive; share your suggestions in the comments.


    A Continuous Lean: The American List

    American Made Matters

    Haute Americana

    Hickorees: Made in the USA

    The Made in America Movement

    Made in usa challenge

    USA Love List


    Apparel and accessories:

    - Alex and Ani: Bags, jewelery

    - Archival Clothing: Bags, apparel, blankets

    - Arne Mason: Leather carrying cases

    - Baggu: Bags

    - Blackbox Case: Wooden laptop cases

    - Duluth Pack: Bags, belts, scarves, wallets

    - Estex Mfg. Co.: Tool sheaths, aprons, buckets, holsters

    - Fox River Mills: Socks

    - GORUCK: Bags

    - J.W. Hulme: Bags, wallets

    - Makr Carry Goods: Bags, stools, wallets, belts

    - Maptote: Bags

    - Mountain Ridge Gear: Bags

    - Pendleton: Blankets and apparel

    - Pierrepont Hicks: Ties, bowties

    - Randolph Engineering: Glasses, sunglasses

    - Summit Creek Dry Goods: Wallets, key chains, belts

    - Tom Bihn: Bags

    - Tough Traveler: Bags


    - All American Clothing

    - American Apparel

    - Black Halo

    - Brooks Brothers

    - Carhartt

    - Emerson Fry

    - Hanky Panky

    - Hart Schaffner Marx

    - Hickey Freeman

    - Imogene and Willie

    - Left Field

    - Nanette Lepore

    - Pendleton Woolen Mills

    - Pointer Brand

    - Raleigh Denim

    - Taylor Stitch

    - Todd Shelton

    - Wild Fox


    - Alden

    - Allen Edmonds

    - Capps Shoe Company

    - The Frye Company

    - Munro Shoes

    - New Balance

    - Oakstreet Bootmakers

    - Quoddy

    - Rancourt and Company

    - Red Wing Heritage line

    - Russell Moccasin Co.


    - Bollman Hat Company

    - Stetson

    - Stormy Kromer

    - Walz Caps

    Beauty and personal care:

    - Anastasia Beverly Hills: Makeup

    - Clarisonic: Skin care

    - Dr. Bronner's: Lotion, soap, toothpaste

    - Jardin du Soleil: Oils, soap

    - LUSH: Makeup, shampoo, soap

    - Merle Norman: Makeup, skin care

    - Portland General Store: Grooming products for men

    - Tom's of Maine

    Furniture, cookware and housewares:

    - 360 Cookware

    - Colgate: Crib mattresses and pads

    - CUTCO Cutlery

    - Igloo Coolers

    - Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop: Furniture

    - Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

    - Malpaca: Pillows and bedding

    - Pacific Hospitality Design

    - Pyrex: Cookware

    - Sterilite: Plastic Housewares

    - Tervis: Tumblers, drink ware

    - Simplicity Vacuums

    - Vitamix: Blenders

    Electronics and tools:

    - Audio Research: Audio products

    - Braun Corporation: Manufacturer of wheelchair lifts and ramps, transit vehicles

    - Council Tool: Hand tools

    - Edelbrock: Specialty vehicle parts

    - Excel: Hand dryers

    - Geneva Manufacturing: Modular garage organizing gear

    - Grado Labs: Headphones and phone cartridges

    - Vandersteen Audio: Speakers


    - Airstream: Campers

    - Case Knives: Pocket and hunting knives

    - Crayola: Art supplies

    - Harley-Davidson: Motorcycles

    - Heritage General Store: Bicycles

    - K'NEX: Children's toys

    - Litespeed Bicycles

    - MAK Grills

    - Night Owl Paper Goods

    - Post-it: Dry-erase boards, easels, notes

    - Purrfectplay: Pet toys

    - Steelman Cycles

    - USA Flag Supply: American, Gadsen, specialty flags

    - Vermont Teddy Bear Company

    - Wholesome Hide: Rawhide dog chews

    - Zippo: Lighters

    Where do you shop for products made in the United States? Share your resources in the comments!