Soldotna, AK (PRWEB) March 23, 2009
http://www.StarlooksBoutique.com (4 Kids & Babes), an online children's retailer, celebrated its 1st Birthday on March 11, 2009. Starting out, they had less than 100 items, however, they are now enjoying close to 1,000 items - most of which are made in the USA. Why American consumers should buy American made, how it might affect economy. Owner talks about the increasing difficultness in finding clothing and gifts that are made in the USA.
From unique baby gift items from such prominent labels such as Fortune Tee (Hollywood, CA) and AllyZabba (Los Angeles, CA), to their overwhelmingly cute clothes by US dressmakers Bodemi, myKy, Liliputians NYC, and minimomee (to name a few), their selection continues to grow weekly, Starlooks Boutique's inventory is mostly all proudly made in the USA.
Charlotte Saavedra, owner, consistently scours the market to find items that meet her strict criteria in both fashion and design, quality, and country of origin. Her goal is to bring to the forefront to the consumer, American-made goods that have the uniqueness, quality, function, and value that is not common at many big box stores. Eventually they plan to narrow the consumer's choice to all made in the USA items.
"This may not be as easy as one might think," says Charlotte. "We still want to make available to the consumer play dolls that are not made in China. Sadly, everyones options are slim to none." Two lines they do carry are Berenguer and Corolle dolls - and only the ones that are made in Spain (the rest from these lines are made in China). However, there is one company they are looking at, Dano2, that manufactures rubber duckies, baby teethers, and play dolls, all made in the USA. They also carry handmade dolls by Miss Sugar Pops that are made in the USA.
"Perhaps one day the American economy and workforce will come alive again, and start manufacturing dolls, textiles, and more clothing for export as well as consumption in our own country. Nothing is more patriotic (besides the obvious) than buying American-made," Charlotte states.
It used to be where Americans could easily buy American clothing, toys, and gifts, and think nothing of the availability of US made. Now everything seems to be outsourced - even companies who started out very successfully with American factories 50 or 60 years ago have long ago outsourced to overseas workers. It is becoming increasingly difficult to buy American made.
Recently Starlooks has reached out to the international market where many Americans living abroad and foreigners alike crave American products that are actually made in the US. One toy maker they hope to promote more of is Whittle Shortline Railroad, the exclusive makers of the well-known and beloved, American iconic, The Little Engine That Could train. Made from wood and non-toxic paints, these heirloom quality trains reflect the heart of American culture and history through playtime. Their factory is based in Louisiana, Missouri. Both collectors and children alike will fall in love with their line.
Besides being wrapped up in American vintage culture, they also have a special place in their heart for what are called "indie" designers - smaller, independent (sometimes unknown) designers whom haven't yet made their way into the boutique marketplace. Some of these lines are featured on Starlooks Boutique Blog, http://www.Starboo.Wordpress.com, or written about in their monthly newsletter.
Another point that makes Starlooks Boutique unique is bringing to the forefront clothing and gifts that are popular with celebrities. Labels include Uncommonly Cute, Fortune Tee, Baby Candy, Cricket and Monkey, Corolle dolls, Itzy Ritzy, Dittany Baby, and many more. Most all are within a decent price range - making it easy for most any American to purchase - not over-the-top like some sites.
Starlooks Boutique supports the American workforce and has been featured on several blogs, including Babble's Droolicious, Cool Mom Picks, Dashin Fashion, Tot Trends Weekly, Kids Trends Weekly, just to name a few. Be a patriotic star, visit http://www.StarlooksBoutique.com now for your next American-made purchase.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, or if you are a designer or individual interested in Starlooks Boutique, contact Charlotte Saavedra or visit http://www.StarlooksBoutique.com or http://www.Starboo.Wordpress.com. Starlooks Boutique strives in every way possible to support the American workforce, and so should you. A note to consumers: many items are made-to-order and can take from 7 up to 21 days to arrive at your door, depending on the item purchased. Please see our Store Policies page for more information.
About Starlooks Boutique:
Starlooks Boutique (4 Kids & Babes) brings to the consumer American-made goods as well as promotes patriotic awareness and living the American lifestyle.