The Made in USA Brand Certification Mark icon creates the shape of an outstretched hand, while symbolizing the United States flag. The fingers of the hand appear in red as a tribute to the stripes on the flag. Cradled in a palm of blue, a single white star represents unity. The shape of a hand was chosen to stand for the products that are “made” by the hands of workers at United States companies. The icon appears in the position of a business handshake. All Made in USA Brand licensees meet accreditation standards through self-certification. Made in USA Brand does not verify members' U.S. origin claims.