Made in the USA: A Trend that Lasts Decorative Plumbing and Hardware at Close to Home
By Thanks to Jill Morse of Close to Home
Made in the USA: A Trend that Lasts
Decorative Plumbing and Hardware at Close to Home
Trends come and go. Some come back. Some never should have been. But Made in the USA is a trend that has stood the test of time.
Vermonters Know What’s Good
The interest in fixtures made here in the USA isn’t new. Even before the recent global trade disputes, discerning homeowners, architects, designers, and contractors in Vermont were requesting American-made products for their kitchen and bath remodels and new builds.
Made in the USA Means Quality
And while it’s no secret the label “American Made” often means a higher price point than say, “Made in China,” it typically comes with other benefits that directly affect the consumer, including better warranties (often lifetime), easier access to customer support, and more efficient technical assistance.
Shoppers Put Their Money Where Their Values Are
Consumer awareness today is also more in tune with issues beyond appearance, functionality, personal convenience, and cost. Factors that take certain values into account have become an important consideration. Safe and fair conditions for workers, the environmental impacts of manufacturing, and effects on the American economy all play into a customer’s decision-making process.
Manufacturers like Watermark Designs of Brooklyn, New York, Rocky Mountain Hardware of Hailey, Idaho, and Waterstone Faucets out of Murrieta, California, have always been widely respected. With their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to the environment as well as their employees, companies like these are a trend that is here to stay.