"Byer of Maine" = "Handcrafted in the central highlands of Vietnam" ?
As if the central highlands of Vietnam means something other than, or better than, plain old "Made in VIETNAM"?
Does it also mean the guys who own the company live in Maine, but decided it was cheaper to have this stuff made in Vietnam instead of in Maine, or maybe North Carolina, where furniture in this country used to be made, and where the factories there still sit idle because...guys in Maine decided to build their stuff where folks work for a butt-load less?
Seriously, I'm aware that damn near everything is made and comes from Asia, but do we also need to buy frivolous/discretionary crap from companies who exploit that labor? Yes, you probably need and can't do without a phone or a computer, but camping/patio furniture?
Would just like to add in passing that Vietnam is one of those countries that still allows prisoner/slave labor--not saying this stuff is made that way (and not say'n it ain't), but we can all pick and chose what we purchase at least to some extent, right?