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I recently had some success (I think) with buying American-made socks.  A recent google search for “made in usa mens dress socks” yielded the following ebay listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260977595759, offering “Foot First Made in USA” black socks.  I ordered this incredibly inexpensive set of socks (by any measure) and was pleased with the look, feel, and quality.  It seemed too good to be true, so I messaged the seller about it.  I had not been able to find anything about the Foot First company online.  The seller replied with, “Yes, they are made in the USA. They are made in Hickory, North Carolina. Thank you and have a good day.”  I have searched for this company again with the above information but still cannot find any listings on google or whitepages.com.  So I am still not sure of whether to believe the information.  If anyone has more information about this company, I would love to add it in the comments section.

Update 5/1/12:

Just had a chance to try on Ecosox, a made in USA sock from Ohio (Ecosox.com).  The unusual thing with these is that these are the first socks made from bamboo viscose.  They have a great smooth/silky feel and feel cooler on the feet than standard cotton athletic socks.  At an $4-6 per pair, these are quite inexpensive and compare favorably with similar socks made in China and sold in places like Target.  Highly recommend.  See photos below:

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Liposonix was recently FDA-approved for non-invasive fat destruction.  This Washington-based company is the first to get FDA-approval for focused ultrasound-based fat destruction.  Liposonix works by focusing an ultrasonic beam below the surface of the skin, causing fat cells to be destroyed at a specific depth.  The fat is then removed gradually over approximately 2 months.  The procedure is ideal for someone who has an inch or two that they want to lose and who don’t want liposuction surgery.

Liposonix is manufactured in USA in Washington state.  They were acquired by Medicis who then sold them to Solta.  Solta is based in California and also manufactures Fraxel and Thermage domestically. At Celebrity Laser Spa, we already own a Fraxel unit (which has a huge Made in USA sticker on the back) and have now purchased a Liposonix unit as well.  For more info, check out the Liposonix page on the CLS website.

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