Waltham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 29, 2009
PlanetShoes.com is pleased to announce the creation of a Made in the USA specialty shop featuring a great range of shoes and accessories all made in the United States. Planet Inc. has long been known for its commitment to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, and the Made in the USA shop is designed to showcase products that are produced in the US and therefore employ Americans, sustain the American economy and reduce the environmental impact of shipping goods worldwide.
"We believe in supporting businesses that keep their production in the USA. While we understand this isn't feasible for all of the brands we carry, we are excited to promote these particular footwear, sock, bag and accessory manufacturers in a special way. By offering a specialty shop, we help customers find these brands and support their businesses in a meaningful way," explained Phil Meynard, President of Planet, Inc.
The Made in the USA shop features brands like New Balance, Smartwool, Wigwam and Teko Socks and bag manufacturers Timbuk2 and WeBe Bags. The products available in the online shop include athletic shoes, performance and comfort socks, backpacks, messenger and handbags, wallets and accessories for men, women and children.
"We plan to continue to find brands and companies that operate in the USA and make their goods in the USA as well. It's well known that the shipping industry is one of the largest polluters in the world, which is why we implemented our Carbon Free Plus Shipping program where we donate proceeds donated by consumers to CarbonFund.org," explained Meynard. "Finding companies that make their goods in the USA, and specifically companies like Teko Socks, WeBe Bags and New Balance shoes that also take their environmental impact seriously which means we're supporting businesses that also think sustainability is important - which is important to us."
PlanetShoes.com is currently featuring almost 300 products in the Made in the USA Shop found on the web at http://www.planetshoes.com/shops.asp.
About Planet Inc.
Planet, Inc. is an innovative lifestyle shoe retailer dedicated to selling the most comfortable and stylish shoes possible at value prices. Our flagship site found on the web at PlanetShoes.com specializes in active, comfortable, healthy, earth friendly shoes and products with a flare of fashion. Our product lines are ever expanding to bring our customer new fun footwear to choose from. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or an eco-friendly fashionista, we strive to offer the selection you want.
We look at affordability and value in pricing our products. Customer service and unique products are our calling card. Contact us directly at 1-888-818-SHOE (7463).
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