Top 4 Reasons to Buy Made in USA Products
Since 1984, Okabashi has been designing & manufacturing our products in Georgia. Making our products in the USA is at the core of who we are as a company.
With the difficulties faced by today’s global economy, many American companies look overseas to save on labor, materials and other costs. Over 98% of all footwear sold in the U.S. is manufactured in another country.
Outsourcing labor and buying from foreign manufacturers saves money in the short term, but doing so can take an enormous toll on both the American economy and the environment. When consumers buy from a brand that outsources their labor, American jobs go to other countries, oil prices rise from shipping, and the quality of our water and air suffers.
Here at Okabashi, we’re proud to say that all of our products are made at our manufacturing headquarters in the USA, as they have been since we started over 30 years ago. At our manufacturing plant in beautiful Buford, GA, we have over 200 full-time and factory employees, meaning the money you spend on every pair of Okabashis stays right here in the U.S.A.