My Name is Millie Karkoff. I am the owner and founder of the MiUS (Made in the United States) Collection. I decided to start this collection on my way home from a family trip to Florida. While spending time with my family, the topic of “American” made goods came up several times during our conversations, and I realized that there was a gap between the supply and demand.
If you read the “About Us” page on our website, you will know that the idea of opening this boutique came from seeing our friends and family struggle as jobs were outsourced overseas, manufacturers closed, and the economy changed in their communities. As a mom, that hit home when thinking about the future of our children and nation…how will their world be in 20 or 30 years? How will the United States of America be surviving in their time? As consumers, we’ve become accustomed to shopping without looking at labels or educating ourselves as to how these goods were made or where they came from, and the effects that has had on our planet, communities and our future
My husband and I are great supporters of local and American made goods. We do our best to shop at our local markets and look at product labels, but still I have always found it hard to find “Made in the USA” items. Most stores where we shop, be it local or the internet, have limited and sometimes lack luster selections of USA made merchandise, this is especially true when it comes to clothing.
Armed with a passion for supporting our country (and my love of fashion), I set out to help make a difference for our industries and communities by helping influence shoppers every time they make a purchase. This was how MiUS Collection was born. From my blog posts, you will get the inside scoop… I call it “view from our buyer’s desk.” I will feature interviews with our favorite designers and bloggers. From me, you will also get consumer information and styling tips.
So this year, when the holidays roll around and you see email chains and face book posts telling you to “buy American” you will know where to head for fashionable women’s clothing and accessories! It is my goal to make buying that “Made in the USA” product easy and fun…with a little sassy on the side!
What should you know about me? I am passionate about life, my family (pets included), love shopping and I’m obsessed with jewelry! I enjoy entertaining, cooking, eating and music .
Thank you for stopping by the MiUS blog…I hope to hear from you soon!
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