When I first came to Canada I was shocked because every time I check any label on any item I buy (ANY) I find out it was made in China!
Let me give you an idea of the things that are not more than ten footsteps away from hands reach that were made in China:
1) PS2 remote control.
2) A pottery Barn clock, OMG and we pay big bucks for anything Pottery Barn! This freakin clock cost me 90 dollars!!!!
3) Fancy chess set
4) All of my daughters toys. ALL OF THEM
5) OMG I just checked the little Canadian flag we have and this “I love Canada” mug and they are both made in China! This is too funny! It has China printed on both of them very clearly.
I don’t know if it’s a North American thing but 80% of anything we buy here is made in China. Even things that are expensive that you assume are not made there are made there.
Which reminds me; the other day I was at The Bay stores and I was in the cosmetics section and I saw some dead sea minerals and some dead sea mud masks and I immediately assumed that they will say “Made in Israel” but to my complete joy they said “Made in Jordan” I was soooo proud I wanted to show it to all the people passing by and tell them, “It’s from my country! Look, look”. My poor friend was with me and I kept looking at the packages beaming and I think she now might think I am crazy to be super excited about something like that.
By the way, those packages are a rip off, 20 bucks for a handful of dead sea salts that I can buy for 5 piasters in Amman.