Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Today's Trivia - Not Everything Is Made In China

We’re so used to seeing ‘Made in China’ on so many products we buy in North America that we wonder if the Chinese people ever see a product with a label that states it’s made on this side of the world. Well, they do. On chopsticks, no less.

Georgia Chopsticks, a company based in (aptly-named) Americus, Georgia, produces about four million sets of chopsticks each week, and exports them to China and Japan. Each set comes with a label marked “Made in USA”.


It seems, China and Japan simply don’t have enough wood to produce their own chopsticks, but Georgia does.

Oh, the irony...

14 comments:

  1. Wow we still make stuff in the USA? Would love to see manufacturing come back to this country. Can really use the jobs.

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    1. Tell me about it. It's hard to find products made in Canada, too.

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  2. Unbelievable..but funny! I'm surprised they don't manufacture plastic ones themselves by the millions.

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    1. I'm surprised, too. Plastic seems like a good option, unless the wooden ones are favoured for a good reason.

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  3. That's cute! Have you heard of the movement to live without buying things from China and how HARD it is? It'd be an interesting challenge to take on!

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    1. I do believe it must be very hard. Many products are made in other countries and shipped here.

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  4. Now go figure! But does make sense considering the lack of resources in China.

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    1. It sure does make sense. But it is nice to know that something is still being made in this part of the world.

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  5. Dear Martha,
    I am happy that Georgia still produces something!! :-)

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