February 03, 2016


Made In America - What's The Big Deal?

Hey leather lovers!  Well here it is February 3 and it's 57 degrees in Ohio!  Don't you just love that el Neno?  Don't know about you, but I'm saving a ton on utilities this winter and I love it.  You don't know who el Neno is?  He's that little Spanish lad that comes around about every seven years to make our winters a whole bunch more bearable and give us a reason to live until April.

Now, let's get semi-serious.  So...you go out shopping with your wallet (hopefully a BHL wallet!) full of cash. You're looking for new jeans or maybe shoes or a Valentine's Day gift for your boyfriend (plug, plug) or whatever.  But, you're no ordinary shopper, you are looking to buy American.  You find it , buy it and you feel good about yourself and you should. But, do you really know what it means to the bigger picture?  How that purchase you just made helps workers here in America, strengthens our economy, helps exploited workers in China and even helps the environment?

I know what you guys are thinking: this guy just wants us to buy his American made products and to help him build his brand. Well, of course you're right about that.  After all, we're in business to make money.  But it goes beyond that.  We also care about this great country and about our kids and grand kids.  We want them to have a country that is secure and a middle class that remains strong (without which, America as we know it ceases to exist) and working people to have that wallet full of cash in order to buy those well made American products.  You will be surprised at how many ways the world we live in is impacted when we “buy American” and this isn't just about our little company.  It's way bigger than that.

To quote MC Hammer, we'll “break it down” in our next segment.

All the best,

Greg, Mark and the BHL Team

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