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Buy Once, Buy For Life: Quilty Co. is Live!

August 19, 2014 0 Comments
Buy Once, Buy For Life: Quilty Co. is Live!

Most of you who have read this site for any length of time know that I have been pushing the idea of buying well-made, quality goods that will last a long time, instead of cheap stuff from China that ends up in the landfill. Well, after years of writing about durable goods, I decided to […]

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Buy Once, Buy For Life: Holiday Gifts & Accessories

December 16, 2013 2 Comments
Buy Once, Buy For Life: Holiday Gifts & Accessories

In past years, you may have seen a post about “green holiday gifts” but I won’t be putting one together this year. The kinds of pitches I get for gift ideas from PR folks are mostly for cheaply made, disposable goods priced as inexpensively as possible. A “green” snowglobe? No thanks. How something made in […]

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Buy Once, Buy For Life: American Made Sunglasses

May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Buy Once, Buy For Life: American Made Sunglasses

Everyone needs a good pair of shades, whether to look your coolest or to protect those peepers from sun damage. But what kind you buy and where you buy them from can be the difference between having to replace them every few months or keeping them for years and years. Most sunglasses are made (very) […]

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Buy Once, Buy For Life: Denim

March 6, 2013 1 Comment
Buy Once, Buy For Life: Denim

Okay, so it may not be for your entire life but you can still buy well-made denim that will last you a lot longer than those $20 “jeans” from your local big box store ever could. Throw in the fact that there are quality denim goods being made right here in America and it makes […]

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Buy Once, Buy For Life: Kaufmann Mercantile

January 23, 2013 5 Comments
Buy Once, Buy For Life: Kaufmann Mercantile

Coincidence; it’s funny sometimes. The other day I was reading the latest Kaufmann Mercantile newsletter (which I subscribe to) when their PR folks happened to email me at my web address to ask if I would like to check out their goods. Naturally I said yes, as I am a fan of what they are […]

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Buy Once, Buy For Life: The Carhartt Made in the USA Line

December 3, 2012 6 Comments
Buy Once, Buy For Life: The Carhartt Made in the USA Line

If you are in the market for rugged workwear that is built to last seemingly forever, it’s quite possible you couldn’t do better than the Carharrt brand. And recently, it got even better. Carhartt had gone overseas years ago to make some many of its products but has just re-introduced American-based construction with its Carhartt […]

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