November 30, 2011
Do you know where TMS products come from? All of our apparel, including our super soft vintage t-shirts and hoodies are made in the USA. And our Mitten Car Decals are made right here in Michigan. We think it's important for a few reasons, some of which might not be obvious right away: 1) we think we have a responsibility as an active American business to support our local and national economy, 2) quality assurance can be difficult to monitor overseas, and 3) we prefer building relationships with our neighbors.
What does this mean for you? Well, to some degree, it might not really matter. But what we hope it conveys is peace of mind. When you buy a TMS product, you can rest assured that it was not manufactured under sweat shop conditions in a dreary factory in Southeast Asia by underage employees. Moreover, because we source locally, we can keep an eye out for quality assurance and ensure that you're receiving the highest quality possible, on a consistent basis.
We hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season and not letting the stressful parts of it overshadow the many positives. :) Shop local!