Kathie Lee & Hoda: Made In America Series
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb kicked off a five-part series called, Made In America, which is to help you find the products you want and need that are manufactured right here in America. Joey Fortman, from iVillage iVoice, joined the ladies today.
Made In America: Joey Fortman Buys All American Products For One Week
Joey Fortman decided to take on the mission of buying only American-made products for her house for one week. She did it before for her radio show in Chicago, but she didn’t have a family then. Now she does and wants to teach her son the right thing to do.
Joey Fortman: Products Made In The USA
While out shopping, Joey Fortman found products that were made in America: a U.S. Flag, Scotch tape, computer paper (Joey said a lot are made in the USA).
Joey said some other companies with products made in the USA are Igloo and Converse. For your food needs, Joey Fortman said to find a local farmer and go flower shopping, grab a basket and shuck some corn and even buy fish at her local farm.
Joey Fortman: Her Week-Long Experiment
Joey Fortman said she had a lot of fun. She said it was really disheartening because it took so long to find things that are American. Joey said food is hard to find, but farmers market or local produce are good spots to look.
Made In American: Buying On Limited Budgets
Hoda Kotb said that people have a limited budget and people know they can get things cheaper if they are not made in America. Joey Fortman said that people have to get their priorities straight. If you want to give back to your country, you want more jobs, you want to see more things prosper, you have to get your priorities straight.
Made In America: What Buying American Does
Joey Fortman said in the 1960s, one out of ten things we bought were bought from overseas. Now it is six out of ten items are imported. Fortman said if we spent $5 a month on American products, we would create 200,000 more American jobs.