You’ve finally decided to get a new dining table.
Partly because you want to revive your dining room, but also because you know that all it takes is one heavy plate of pasta and it might topple to the floor.
Furniture is a very important purchase for Americans. In 2016, Americans spent 96 billion dollars on home furnishings.
With this in mind, consider all your options when purchasing your next furniture piece.
One option that is often overlooked is buying American made products. Some shy away from purchasing because of cost or lack of knowledge about how important it is to support American brands.
Keep reading to find out five reasons why you should buy American-made furniture.
1. American made furniture helps the economy
Since the 1980s, furniture made in China has put a strain on American furniture manufacturing.
One way of combatting this problem is to purchase American made furniture.
Supporting American made products boosts the economy by creating and sustaining jobs for furniture makers.
Rainbow Furniture store has been around for over 80 years and continues to stand strong with the support of local buyers like you!
2. It has a higher quality
Have you ever heard quality over quantity? Well, in the furniture business American-made products are the creme of the crop.
Because of the high quality, prices may be more expensive than the cheaply made products from abroad.
However, don’t be deterred by the price tag. Furniture buying should be an investment, not an on the whim purchase.
Investing in quality furniture saves money over time because you don’t have to replace it often.
Not sure where to put that beautifully designed American made piece in your home? No worries, participate in our free interior design service.
3. It’s the environmentally-conscious choice
When buying furniture you may not stop to think how your purchase effects the environment.
American made manufacturers have to adhere to very strict environmental regulations to protect consumers. For example, the U.S. employs very strict testing of toxins in its furniture before being sold to the public.
Other countries that create furniture may not hold these same regulations.
4. Have a connection to the manufacturer
When you buy products overseas you don’t get a chance to have a connection to the manufacturer.
If you have a question about the product, you may have a hard time getting the question answered or worse, it may not be answered at all.
However, when buying American made furniture you have access to the manufacturer and can instantly build a connection.
Getting your questions and concerns answered in a timely manner is a great perk when buying American.
5. American values in mind
When buying American products you know the standard of working conditions that were in place to make the product.
Some countries may not employ these principles and could result in long workdays, extremely low pay or worse child labor.
You don’t want that on your conscious, right?
Buying American allows you to stand up for what’s right by putting the money where your mouth is.
Instead of buying that cheap table, purchase something you know will last for years to come. And at Rainbow Furniture, we have all the pieces of American made furniture you need to give your home an elegant look.