Amazon is a notorious purveyor of counterfeit goods and products of questionable origins. And, though the retailer is far from the only culprit in the fast fashion and fast furniture hellscape (don’t get us started on Shein!), it is one of the most ubiquitous. But there’s a way that it could do some serious good.
New York State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R) is urging Amazon to create a “Made in USA” filter for its website. As holiday shopping saturates the internet, such a filter would offer an easy way for consumers to support local makers and manufacturers and the communities they sustain. Moreover, polling shows that such a means of identifying products that are Made in USA is very much needed.