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Made in America Challenge Highlights Sustainable Domestic Furniture

3/4/2011 10:15:37 AM

Tags: Made in America Challenge, Sustainable Furnishings Council, Harden Furniture, Gat Creek, Lee Furniture, Vaughan-Bassett, Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnailIf every American spent an extra $3.33 on goods made in the United States every year, we could create nearly 10,000 new jobs in this country, according to ABC World News’ Made in America Challenge, which launches this week. During the series, a Dallas family agrees to have their house made over using 100 percent American-made products. Once all the imports were removed, the family was left with a vase in the living room and the kitchen sink.

The network is compiling an interactive map that shows where products are being made from coast to coast, and several members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council stepped up to help refurnish the home with domestically made goods.. 

Harden Furniture, a 167-year-old family-owned company in upstate New York, is providing the kitchen table. 

harden table 

Photo courtesy Harden Furniture 

The coffee table in the living room is being made by the craftspeople at West Virginia-based Gat Creek. Check out ABC’s coverage of the 100-person workshop.

gat creek table 

Photo courtesy Gat Creek 

The living room sofa, loveseat and three chairs come from the family-owned and operated Lee Furniture stores in North Carolina.

lee furniture 

Photo courtesy Lee Furniture 

Vaughan-Bassett, a bedroom furniture maker in Virginia, will outfit the bedroom.

vaughan bassett bedroom 

On the show and on its website, ABC News is asking Americans to take a pledge to purchase products made in America. With choices like these, that looks like a smart thing to do.



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