Once, in the backseat of my parents' car on the way to a wedding, I came across an American Flag pin that my mom must have just purchased from a dollar store. It came in a small jewelry-type box, and on the underside was a gold, oval sticker that said "Made In China". It blew my mind. Ever since then, I have always checked labels to see where things are made. I found this pin at a great place in Portland, Maine called Ruth's Reusable Resources.