*Our bottle is filled in the US, but made in China. If you are, or know of, a glass bottle manufacturer and are interested in making our bottle please click here. We’d love to work with you!
Everything else, we do right here
We're really committed to our local economy, but not (just) for the feel good reason you might think. We do it because it makes our products better and our customers happier. We design our accessories in our office in Philadelphia, and then we manufacture the actual Clear-Coat product in the exact same building. Nothing is outsourced overseas or even out of our office - so if there's ever a problem, we can fix it immediately, and prevent bad product from ever going out.
When it comes to raw materials that we don't make ourselves, like our retail packaging, we first look in our own back yard to see who's making products we can use. We find that using products from companies who are within a couple hundred miles from us has so many benefits, and all of them impact our customers positively. We occasionally visit these factories to check in on quality, and if there are any problems, they can be fixed quickly - so the customer gets the best possible product made from companies who understand Clear-Coat. These vendors, since they're so close, also visit our manufacturing facility regularly and get to see how we operate so we can find new ways to improve our product together.
Of course there's an economic and environmental impact as well. Most of the vendors we source from are small or mid-sized companies that do not outsource labor, so our order goes to putting people to work immediately - and we really love that. When the product is ready, it only has to go a couple hundred miles (sometimes much less) to reach us. This isn't about building positive PR, and it isn't about being a "green company" - this is common sense. We get better products, faster, for less fuel, and employ more local people.