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by steve
Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Photographic lenses and who makes them
Replies: 2
Views: 1972

Re: Photographic lenses and who makes them

Awesome find, Carsten! Thanks for posting! From what I can see, the original ALPA went bankrupt in 1989, and its assets (mainly its name) was purchased by Capaul and Weber in 1989. in 2022 ALPA of Switzerland was sold by Capaul & Weber AG to Hans Keist, who is now the owner and CEO, who appears ...
by steve
Thu Dec 28, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Drones not made in China?
Replies: 1
Views: 3319

Re: Drones not made in China?

Unfortunately, as far as I can tell there are literally no consumer drone manufacturers left anywhere in the world. Parrot (based in France) and Skydio (based in the US) used to produce consumer drones, but they left the consumer market. GoPro attempted to break into the market but they failed. Iron...
by steve
Tue Dec 26, 2023 6:21 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Christmas Lights Not Made in China?
Replies: 2
Views: 7497

Re: Christmas Lights Not Made in China?

I remember when I started this site, Christmas lights was one of those categories that confounded me. It was IMPOSSIBLE to find any that weren't made in China, so I gave up for a while. Like you, this past Christmas I spent a few hours going through dead bulbs and entire strings that wouldn't line u...
by steve
Thu Dec 21, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Juicer not made in China
Replies: 0
Views: 9599

Juicer not made in China

I stumbled upon this motorized juicer that's not made in China: https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61fgttya90L._SX522_.jpg Waring Commercial BJ120C Compact Citrus Juicer It actually reminds me of the juicer we had growing up (which I still have and is still working after 40 years). For the life of ...
by steve
Wed Dec 06, 2023 3:07 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Kids Winter Gloves---????
Replies: 1
Views: 5563

Re: Kids Winter Gloves---????

Hi Dan. Thanks for your question. Here are some good options I found. EVO Burton GORE-TEX Gloves (made in Indonesia) https://www.evo.com/gloves/burton-gore-tex-kids L.L. Bean Kid's Cold Buster Waterproof Gloves (made in Vietnam) https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/88706?page=cold-buster-waterproof-glove...
by steve
Sun Dec 03, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Deals
Topic: Tiger Rice Cooker from Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 14673

Re: Tiger Rice Cooker from Japan

Quick update: I've posted a full blog post with all my rice cooker recommendations!

https://notochina.org/rice-cookers-not-made-in-china/
by steve
Mon Nov 20, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: Home
Topic: Some candles are possibly made in China now
Replies: 2
Views: 10866

Re: Some candles are possibly made in China now

I remember when I visited Beijing in 1999 walking off the plane and being slammed in the face with a wall of smog, which persisted throughout my trip.

The amount of industrial pollution in China today is off the charts. Anyone who buys anything made in China that they ingest or inhale is a fool.
by steve
Wed Nov 01, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Home
Topic: World globe not made in China
Replies: 4
Views: 20487

Re: World globe not made in China

I love my Replogle globe, but after a few years I realized the model I got was too big. Here's another model that's more appropriate for a kid's room or classroom. It's more affordable as well, at under $60. https://amzn.to/3Qm60T5 According to the images on Amazon, TAIWAN is spelled in all caps, de...
by steve
Wed Nov 01, 2023 8:39 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Disposable plastic shopping / trash bags
Replies: 1
Views: 25589

Re: Disposable plastic shopping / trash bags

Unfortunately, Amazon is no longer reliable. I also bought this brand of bag from Tashibox, but the last shipment I got was made in China. And it was clear that it was—while the earlier made-in-Cambodia bags were thick and durable, these literally broke apart when I put even the slightest weight in ...
by steve
Fri Oct 20, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Bicycles are made outside of China now
Replies: 1
Views: 8147

Re: Bicycles are made outside of China now

This is great news, Carsten, thanks for reporting! This is a great sign. From what I can tell, there are a few things happening: - China apologists are saying that this is all part of the plan. China is getting affluent, so like Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan before it, these jobs don't pay enough. ...