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Made in the USA: Ten cool American-made products

10 Cool 'Made in USA' Products

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After the deadly collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh, more people are asking questions about overseas-made products, including apparel often linked to sweatshops and unsafe working conditions.

Despite the growing appetite for domestically-made goods, finding "Made in USA" products can take some effort. Sarah Wagner is passionate about American-made products, and she turned her interest into a successful website, USA Love List. Launched in November 2011, the site is devoted to sourcing and showcasing where to buy domestically-made items, ranging from pet products to apparel. She regularly scans the aisles of big retailers, such as Costco and Target for American-made goods.

"I do think people are highly motivated by concerns of product safety and contamination," Wagner said.

While it's unrealistic to live only on "Made in USA" goods, a bit of effort can yield a variety of domestically-made choices. "There's clearly a hunger for this sort of information," said Wagner, based in Philadelphia. "Companies have no idea how much Americans want to support American businesses manufacturing at home," she said.

Click ahead to see a list of 10 nifty products—from dog food to dinnerware—curated by Wagner and the USA Love List team. And of course, all the goods are American-made.

By CNBC's Heesun Wee; Follow her on Twitter @heesunwee
Posted 8 June 2013