"Younger people who are just starting out—it's more of a financial burden for them [to buy American products]. But I think those that are more socially aware are more willing to do so," Rongione said.
One such individual is 31-year-old Sarah Mazzone, who runs the Made in USA Challenge blog. A nurse from Philadelphia who works three jobs, Mazzone catalogs her quest to only buy domestically made products whenever possible, despite the added cost.
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"It sounds super cheesy, but it really has changed my life. It's made me more frugal and really made me appreciate things more. And it's been a great thing for my children to grow up around," she said of her project, which seeks to help others adopt similar purchasing habits. "The more that people understand how they can do that, and why they should be doing it, the bigger the movement gets."
Mazzone said that buying Made in USA is "something that everyone who is an American can agree on."
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Mark Andol, founder of the Made in America Store, a merchant that sells more than 6,500 domestically made products, said that education on the topic is essential to helping the country. Andol features prominently in "American Made Movie," a film that will be shown in some schools.