Wise Glory Goods was founded in Minnesota in July 2023 by Alexis, a graphic designer and traditional artist. She runs her shop mostly by herself, with the help of her amazing husband from time to time. Alexis has been selling her artwork and products on her own website (www.alexiskraussart.com), Amazon Handmade, eBay, and Etsy for a number of years. As an artist and American citizen, she was disheartened by the amount of art supplies and general goods that are all “Made in China” or made in other countries that use sweatshops to produce their products.
She wished that there were more retail companies making an effort to source ethically-made products, rather than just trying to keep the profit margins as high as possible, at the expense of unlucky laborers. Eventually, she decided to be a part of the ethical-goods movement, and started her own general ecommerce shop! She knew that sourcing products from more honest manufacturers was the more difficult and expensive path, but she chose it because it was the right thing to do and because it would benefit the planet the most. That is why she started Wise Glory Goods.
Where Our Products are Made:
Wise Glory Goods’ mission is to mainly source high-quality products that are manufactured in the USA, and also some products made ethically in other countries. We believe that focusing on supporting American creators and manufacturers is essential to our economy and our way of life. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible products, made with care and craftsmanship.
Our products are primarily manufactured in America, and occasionally in other countries that implement ethical business practices. In every product listing, the country that the product was manufactured or crafted in is included.
We also offer a handful of items that are used of salvaged. Read on for more information.
Many of the products we offer are crafted by the shop owner herself, such as our copper wire trees and framed insect art.
- Products marked “Made in USA”:
All products in our shop that are specified as “Made in USA” in the title comply with the Federal Trade Commission definition for that label. FTC.gov states: “‘Made in USA’ means that ‘all or virtually all’ the product has been made in America. That is, all significant parts, processing and labor that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. Products should not contain any — or only negligible — foreign content.”
- Products marked “Manufactured/Crafted in USA”:All products with this label were crafted or manufactured in the USA, with some foreign materials of unknown origin. Because we sell products from a variety of suppliers, it is sometimes difficult to determine where all raw materials used to make the products originated from.
We do not sell any products that were manufactured/assembled/crafted in China, India, or other countries notorious for using sweatshops.
- Products marked “Salvaged” or “Used”:
We also offer some items that are secondhand or salvaged, which were originally made in multiple countries. By buying secondhand or salvaged goods, you are lessening support to countries that utilize unethical business practices, and who treat their workers poorly.
Wise Glory Goods is also committed to being as sustainable as possible. Our items will usually ship in a random recycled box, with mostly recycled padding and packaging whenever possible. By reusing packaging materials, we cut down on waste that would have gone straight to the landfill.
Additionally, some of our products are made using natural, recycled, or sustainable materials.
Make a Wise Purchase:
When you make a purchase from Wise Glory Goods, you are supporting American and ethically-run businesses. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, wherever they work.
We invite you to make a Wise Purchase from Wise Glory Goods. When you do, you are helping to bring glory back to our economy and our way of life.