About Us

   

What we do

 

Alltham, P.B.C. will operate online marketplaces that bring together the best American-made consumer products in one place.  A place where,

  • if you know what you are looking for, you will be confident in finding it, or
  • if you are just browsing, you will find rich information, expert suggestions, and conversations with other shoppers like you sharing your discoveries.

Either way, our goal is for you to be able to say, "I found it on Alltham!"

 

Alltham also will operate an online marketplace where businesses and governmental units can purchase a wide variety of American-made furnishings, equipment, and supplies. 

 

 

Our mission and value proposition

 

Alltham’s mission is to provide consumers desiring to purchase American-made consumer products a multi-channel marketplace for “all things American-made”, where consumers can discover, share, and purchase a wide selection of American-made products of quality, durability and design, in an enjoyable and engaging shopping experience. 

 

Alltham customers benefit from knowing that they are creating jobs and supporting the communities where Alltham’s products are made, and that every purchase supports the training of a veteran in a high-skilled manufacturing job.

 

 

A different kind of company

 

Alltham is organized as a “for benefit” corporation, authorized in its charter to pursue social good as well as profit. Our company charter, as registered in the State of Delaware, states, in part:

 

"The purpose of the corporation shall be -- to build healthy communities, create jobs, and combat the social and economic ill effects of chronic joblessness in communities across America –

  • by facilitating purchases of products manufactured in those communities from American-sourced components and materials through the operation of an online retail marketplace and other channels of sales and marketing and by other means; [and] . . .
  • by supporting the training of veterans and other Americans in skilled manufacturing jobs in the production of such products . . . ."

Further information on “for benefit” corporations is available at http://benefitcorp.net and http://www.bcorporation.net.

 

 

How we're organized: Made in America Again

 

Alltham is the commercial arm of Made in America Again, a movement whose goal is to build healthy American communities and create six million jobs by moving $500 billion in American consumer spending from foreign products to products made in those communities.

 

In addition to Alltham, P.B.C., Made in America Again also includes Made in America Again, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting education and awareness of the offshoring problem and its solutions.  Members of MIAA are encouraged to buy American-made goods via Alltham and other channels.  (For further information, please visit www.madeinamericaagain.org.)

 

The foundational document for MIAA is MIAA founder James Stuber's book, What If Things Were Made in America Again: How Consumers Can Rebuild the Middle Class by Buying Things Made in American Communities (Current Affairs Press, 2017).  For further information about the book and to order a copy, visit www.themadeinamericabook.com.

 

 

A note on American-made

 

Under the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Federal Trade Commission has required that a product advertised as Made in USA (or similar statements implying that it was made in the USA) be "all or virtually all" made in the U.S.  Such a claim is referred to as an “unqualified claim”.

 

A “qualified Made in USA claim” describes the extent, amount or type of a product’s domestic content or processing; it indicates that the product isn’t entirely of domestic origin.  Examples include:  "60% U.S. content." "Made in USA of U.S. and imported parts." "Couch assembled in USA from Italian Leather and Mexican Frame." A qualified Made in USA claim is appropriate for products that include U.S. content or processing but don’t meet the criteria for making an unqualified Made in USA claim.  These claims also are monitored for accuracy by the FTC. 

 

In addition, under other laws, U.S. content must be disclosed on automobiles and textile, wool, and fur products.  The FTC has made available information regarding the country-of-origin laws and their enforcement at http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus03-complying-made-usa-standard.

 

Our goal is to be a trustworthy source of products that merit an unqualified claim to be made in the USA.  When appropriate, we also will bring to market products that have a majority of U.S. content and are clearly labeled as to a qualified claim.  If you should discover a listed product that you believe does not qualify for its claimed U.S. content, please contact us.

 

 

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