The ‘Made In USA’ label is an important consideration for many gift shoppers looking for American made gifts. The designation can add an additional layer of personalization to a gift as well as make both the gift giver and receiver feel good about supporting American companies. But what does the official ‘Made In USA’ label actually mean? And How Does Knack define its Made in the USA Ethos gift items? Here’s what you need to know.
The Official ‘Made In USA’ Label
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sets the standard for and protects the ‘Made In USA” label. In order to use it, a product must be made within US borders from all
or virtually all
American parts. The FTC
defines all or virtually all
as “all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of US origin. That is, the product should contain no—or negligible—foreign content.”
One caveat: While the standards are stringent, there’s no official approval process for using the “Made In USA” label on a product. Companies get to decide for themselves whether their products meet the standards. The only way the FTC would review a company’s use of the designation and label would be if they receive complaints.
“At Knack, we’re all about exceptional artisan products created by talented companies—and many of these incredible companies are right in our own backyard.”
Kurt Petonke, Knack VP of Merchandising
How Knackshops.com Defines Its American Made Gift Products
While Knack doesn’t use the official ‘Made In USA’ label, the gift items in our Made in the USA Ethos
are manufactured and assembled in the US by American companies. And the ingredients in all the food gifts are all grown and processed in the US. As part of our own overarching business philosophy, we strive to source our gifts from American companies whenever possible.
– Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/thoughtful-corporate-gifts-2018-7
– USA Love List: https://www.usalovelist.com/what-does-made-in-usa-label-mean/