The “Made in the USA Eco Friendly School Supplies” post from a few weeks ago was so popular, that we just had to find more great American made back to school products to share with you!
My kiddos and I searched several national chain stores for school supplies with “Made in USA” on the label. Hunting for these 3 words on packages is the BEST way to keep kids occupied while running errands! My daughter isn’t reading yet, and she recognizes and knows the difference between the words “Made in China” and “Made in the USA”!
What we DIDN’T find in our search were pens, scissors, hot/cold food containers (Thermos brand USED to be made in the USA!), and glue sticks. However, here are 5 of the best American made items that we DID find.
MADE IN THE USA SCHOOL SUPPLIES
AND WHERE WE FOUND THEM
Dexas Storage Clipboards
Made in Texas, Dexas storage clipboards come in many colors and styles. The Slimcase (pictured above) is a perfect size to fit in backpacks and is the perfect way to keep homework papers dry and organized. Dexas storage clipboards can be found at Walmart.
Five Star Notebooks
Mead Five Star notebooks can be found at almost any big box store, making them an easy ‘Made in the USA’ addition to the school supply stash.
Scotch Brand tape has been manufactured by 3M in the US, since 1930. The first Scotch tape was called “Cellulose Tape” and was used during the depression to make simple (and thrifty!) repairs to household items.
Vapur Collapsible Water Bottle
When I substitute teach at my kiddos’ school, I notice a lot of students with re-usable water bottles on their desks. The collapsible style was very popular last year, yet, not once did I see one that was made in the USA! Well, the Vapur collapsible water bottle IS made in the USA ,BPA free and is a long time favorite of USA Love List!. Vapur water bottles can be found at select Target and Bed and Bath Locations.
House of Doolittle Planners and Calenders
House of Doolittle offers many styles of planners and desk/wall calenders. All House of Doolittle products are made in the USA from 100% post consumer recycled paper and printed with soy based inks. House of Doolittle Planners and Calenders can be found at some Staples locations.
[Disclosure: USA Love List received some products in this post unconditionally for review purposes. Our opinions are always our own, and we aim to write fair and balanced reviews to promote only the very best of American-made products.]