Where are EcoEnclose products made?
All EcoEnclose products are manufactured in the USA, with the exception of four:
Cello Tape - Spain
Hemp Twine: Hungary
Glassine Bags: China
Zero Waste Shipping Labels and Stickers: Canada
Why do we care so much about U.S. made products? It’s a complex topic that we’ve given a lot of thought. We understand that overseas production can be less expensive; that raw materials often have to come from all over the world regardless of where a product is “made”; and that offshore manufacturing can create jobs in countries that do not have many other opportunities and resources. For us, it comes down to three main benefits that we care about and want to offer to you:
Sustainability: The first and most obvious reason for us – sustainability. We strive to bring you the most eco-friendly shipping products, but the products themselves aren’t enough. We also want to get you those products in as environmentally thoughtful a way as possible. American factories abide by fairly strict regulations to protect the environment, regulations that are not in place in most of the top manufacturing and importing countries worldwide. So the process of creating products there is often more polluting. Add to it the environmental cost of shipping products and this is a no brainer.
Jobs and the economy: All of us are anchors in the effort to improve our economy and spur jobs. By sourcing American made products, we (and in turn - you!) are expanding your impact on the economy. According to ABC World News, if every American spent an extra $3.33 on U.S. made products per year, it would generate nearly 10,000 new jobs in the nation. When workers spend their money on products made here, the dollars continue to be recycled, benefiting the local economy through the “economic multiplier effect.” These manufacturing workers are also paying taxes to the U.S. on their wages.
Integrity and workplace conditions: Many of the top importing countries have minimal standards in place for working conditions. By prioritizing U.S. manufacturing and sourcing from companies that have a strong commitment to labor standards, we are ensuring that the products you purchase from us are being made by workers who are treated and compensated fairly.
Don’t let your commitment to the U.S. go unnoticed!
According to a consumer reports study, eight in ten American consumers prefer products made in this country and over 60% would spend 10% more for these home grown goods. Let your customers know when specific products they are purchasing are American made (or even U.S. assembled in some way). The same Consumer Reports study mentioned above showed that consumers are frustrated at not being able to readily identify products that are made in the U.S.A. You can do this with a note in their package or on your website. Showcase any efforts you are making to support the U.S. through your social media channels.