Accessories. Monday , November 27th , 2017 - 15:17:38 PM
Its true, by purchasing locally made or made in the U.S.A. products, youre cutting down on the amount of fossil fuels and other resources that are needed to transport these products from their country of origin and into the United States. That being said, it can be tricky to know exactly what to look for. Since the trend is growing, there are a plethora of items you can find that are made in the U.S.A. This includes furniture, light fixtures, various home accessories, clothing and so forth. Of course, as with any product (no matter where it hails from,) you need to take note of quality. For furniture, you may want to consider shaking the piece slightly to see how sturdy it is. If youre buying from an online retailer, you wont be able to do this. Instead, be sure to seek out customer reviews to ensure that the furniture youre purchasing is quality. If it isnt, youll see plenty of complaints to tell you otherwise.
Finally, the word retro has also been thrown into the mix. Retro is a bit more easy to define, as the vast majority of people believe and accept that this particular term applies to items made during the 1950s. Though some believe that it refers to items that are between 50 and 99 years old, for example: it may also apply to items that are Art Deco in style, (which was during the 1930s). Examples of retro furniture include mid century modern furniture and home decor. The truth is, unless there are papers or some other form of verification such as personal knowledge and a maker mark, it can be difficult to know exactly when an item was manufactured unless you are looking for a specific item that you have thoroughly researched. Even still, it easy to be fooled. Look for reputable dealers, especially when looking for furniture or legitimate artwork and other wall decor pieces, as you don want to pay big bucks for a big fake. If youre ever unsure, get in touch with a professional to come and evaluate the validity of the piece before you purchase.
With furniture, you may want to look for key words aside from made in the U.S.A. For example, kiln-dried frames are higher quality than frames that have not been kiln-dried. The same goes for taking note of what fabrics are being used, and so forth. With other items, its pick and choose. When youre out shopping for home accessories and you pick an item up, you should feel whether it feels shoddy and cheap, or whether it feels sturdy and well constructed. Its really all about the feel of the item. Just be cautious and go with your gut instinct.
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