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02
Dec
17

2017 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide! Alliance for American Manufacturing

The holidays are here – and the Alliance for American Manufacturing is excited to release our 2017 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide! 

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This year’s list is filled with ideas from every state and the nation’s capital. We included picks at every price point and for a variety of people on your list, and we also aimed to include a number of American-made ideas that haven’t made the list before. We also shined the spotlight on makers who took part in our 10th Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 14, and included several suggestions from readers like you. 

But we have more exciting Made in America news!

We’re also unveiling our new Made in America Directory, which shines a spotlight on companies that manufacture their products in the United States. So, if you can’t find the gift you are looking for on this list, head over to the directory for even more great gift-giving ideas!

—Team AAM

Alabama

Exxel Outdoors and its 95 employees make 2 million sleeping bags at a factory in Haleyville every year. It wasn’t always this way; the Haleyville factory was on the brink of closing when Exxel bought it in 2000. But the company bet on Made in America, upgraded the factory – and found success. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Bonus: Veteran owned and operated, Redline Steel manufacturers custom home décor products at its shop in Huntsville. Popular items include family monograms and American flags. Reader Pick

Alaska

Artist and entrepreneur Paul Heflinger’s eco-friendly jewelry and artwork company, The Winking Moose, is inspired by the Alaska wilderness. The company is so committed to the environment that it uses as many recycled materials as possible when shipping its products.

Bonus: The Alaska Rug Company, which made our 2016 list, makes its unique household décor using recycled fishing line and rope. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Arizona

All of the bags, wallets, belts and other accessories produced by Lifetime Leather Co. are handcrafted at the company’s workshop. Reflecting its moniker, the company’s products are designed to last a lifetime.

Trouble the Dog

Bonus: Stuffed toy Trouble the Dog has brought comfort and hope to kids going through a hard time, from youngsters stricken with cancer to children impacted by tragic events like the Boston Marathon bombing and Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The sweet toys are made at the Stuffington Bear Factory in Phoenix.

Arkansas

Robinson Lane is best known of its state collection of charms, but the company also makes a variety of necklaces, earrings, and other personalized jewelry.

California

Entrepreneurs Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan aim to create clothes that make women feel safe, powerful and fashionable with their athletic line, GRACEDBYGRIT. The brand’s products have SPF 50 protection and include other safety features like whistles and pockets to hold a phone. For more Golden State-made clothing options, check out Groceries Apparel, which manufactures its entire line of 100 percent recycled and organic streetwear in Los Angeles.

Bonus: Law enforcement officers, emergency responders, military service members and more carry MAGLITE flashlights, which are manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Ontario. You can find the flashlights at retailers nationwide. Reader Pick

Colorado

Denver’s Sword & Plough gets its name from the phrase “to turn swords into ploughshares,” as it repurposes military surplus into stylish bags and totes. The veteran-founded company also gives 10 percent of its net profits to veteran-related causes and has helped support more than 65 veteran jobs since 2012. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Sword and Plough

Bonus: Begin Again makes its line of toys from sustainably harvested rubberwood, plant-based plastics that aren’t derived from oil, water based stains and natural rubber, ensuring kids can play safely. The Fort Collins company sells a variety of colorful interactive toys, including a line of John Deere-themed tractors.

Connecticut

Bevin Bells is the only dedicated bell manufacturer left in the United States — and the company almost lost it all in 2012, when a devastating fire destroyed its historic 19th century factory. But Bevin Bells rebounded, building a new plant just a quarter of a mile from its original location in East Hampton, where it makes over 50 different styles and sizes of bells.

Delaware

Artist Megan Flachier’s Well Born Clay unglazed bakeware line is made with natural materials and designed to be a substitute for coated baking or roasting dishes. The unglazed cooking surface means that food will not stick to the pan, and the dishes naturally retain the heat of the oven.

District of Columbia

Mother and daughter duo Lisa and Jamie launched Oh Bessie! to “make you and your kids smile.” The whimsical line of children’s room décor, accessories and clothing is all crafted in the United States.

Sweet Harvest Farms

Florida

Owner Cynthia Jennings began crafting Sweet Harvest Farms soaps in her garage in 1998. The company’s line – and customer base – has expanded since then, but Jennings continues to make Sweet Harvest Farms bath products in small batches to ensure quality. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker 

BONUS: You can find the affordable, durable, and colorful kids dishes made by Re-Play at retailers across the country. Re-Play products are made from HDPE plastic – i.e., recycled milk jugs – and is BPA-free.

Georgia

Marriott hotels sources its towels from 1888 Mills in Griffin, one of the last remaining towel manufacturing plants in the United States. You can find the company’s products at retailers like Walmart. Reader Pick

Hawaii

No flip-flops here! In Hawaii, they call them slippers, and Island Slipper has been designing, manufacturing and customizing the beach must-haves on Oahu since 1946. The company makes a variety of styles for men and women and regularly collaborates with partners like Allen Emonds, Barneys New York and JCrew.

Idaho

The bath and body products from Camille Beckman are all produced at the company’s factory in Eagle, which opened in 2000 as the first green building in Idaho. Despite its size and output, the factory only uses the power of five households, according to the company. Reader Pick

Illinois

You’ve probably seen WeatherTech ads during the Super Bowl highlighting the company’s commitment to manufacturing. The company’s all-weather floor mats, floor liners, cargo/truck liners, mud flaps and more are highly rated and enjoy a loyal following — multiple readers asked that we include the company on this list. Reader Pick

Field Notes

Bonus: Every component of Field Notes paper products are Made in America, including the paper and ink. The company’s trademark notebooks are inspired by those that were sold in gas stations and feed stores at the start of the 20th Century. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Indiana

Purrfectplay owner Pam Wheelock launched her company after discovering that most pet toys included synthetics, dyes and plastics that could potentially hurt her furry family members. Along with providing a safer toy alternative, Purrfectplay donates 5 percent of its sales to no-kill rescue groups. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Bonus: Tedco Toys has made science-based toys in the United States for the past 30 years, helping young people have fun while also learning a thing or two. Reader Pick

Tedco Toys Discovery Pack

Iowa

Amana manufacturers its woolen blankets, scarves and throws in the same building where the company first launched more than a century ago. Amana also sells high-end furniture that is handcrafted in the United States. Reader Pick

Kansas

Simone Chickenbone’s beauty products are made with all-natural ingredients that impart therapeutic aromas like avocado oil. The company’s famous Chicken Poop lip balm is sold in more than 700 stores across the country. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Kentucky

L’Oreal USA manufactures its popular line of Garnier Fructis hair care products at its facility in Florence, from items that make great stocking stuffers like shampoo to its line of damage repairing hair masks.

Louisiana

While many potato chip companies use vegetable oil to make their snacks, Zapp’s uses peanut oil at its factory in Gramercy. Although Utz Quality Foods bought the brand in 2011, Zapp’s continues to make its product in Louisiana and is often packaged with a New Orleans-inspired look.

Maine

Portland’s Zootility Co creates functional products with a bit of flare, including its trademark PocketMonkey, which fits easily into a wallet and works as a bottle opener, screwdriver, letter opener, ruler, orange peeler, headphone wrap and more. Reader Pick

Zootility Co.’s PocketMonkey

Maryland

Based in Westminster, custom clothing manufacturer English American works directly with clients to create custom fit suits, sport coats and tuxedos. Reader Pick

Massachusetts

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan recently profiled designer Joseph Abboud, who manufactures his line of men’s suits in New Bedford. “It’s chic and cool to be made in America,” he told Givhan.

Michigan

While luxury brand Shinola made a name for itself with watches, the Detroit company continues to expand its offerings, which now include a line of headphones. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker  

Minnesota

Nordic Ware makes many of its kitchenware items at its factory in Minneapolis, employing hundreds of people and supporting the local community. The company sells a variety of pots, pans, bakeware and more that are Made in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

BONUS: Enderes Tools makes a variety of forged hand tools, from chisels to screwdrivers to mason tools to punches and nail sets. Reader Pick

Mississippi

Starkville-based designer Catherine Ann Davis creates artwork, apparel, baby gear, home décor at her studio, hi yall!,, and you can order many of her works online. As is to be expected given its name, everything the company offers has a Southern flair.

Missouri

Klogs Footwear designs and manufactures its classic line of molded polyurethane clogs in its hometown of Sullivan, with options for men and women. Reader Pick

BONUS: Designer Susan Piontek created her lingerie line Sassy Chassis, which made our 2016 list, to help women of all sizes embrace their femininity and strengths. All fabrics for the line are sourced in the United States, and the products themselves are manufactured in St. Louis. Reader Pick

Montana

When Spencer Williams bought a small pet toy company in 1996, he set out to create the world’s safest and highest quality dog and cat toys. Today, West Paw makes its popular line of toys at its eco-friendly factory in Bozeman, and in 2016 was named as One of the Best Small Companies in America by Forbes magazine. Reader Pick

Nebraska

All of the chimes produced by MAAC windchimes are unique and one-of-a-kind, produced using everything from old collectable toys to football helmets.

Kimmie Candy’s Joe Dutra

Nevada

Perfect for stocking stuffers, Kimmie Candy makes its award-winning products at a factory in Reno. Kimmie Candy brought production back from South Korea in 2005, and now makes 2 million pounds of candy in the Silver State every year. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker 

New Hampshire

Peterboro Basket Co. has been in business since 1854, and the company is the oldest manufacturing company still making baskets in the United States. Today, its products are handcrafted and made-to-order, and can be personalized with a special plaque and even gift wrapped.

New Jersey

Looking for a perfect pair of sheets, pillows, table cloths or other accessories? Check out Lime & Leaf, which works closely with American textile makers to produce its line of household linens. The company also donates a percentage of every product sold to the North Carolina State University College of Textiles, the only remaining college in the U.S. devoted entirely to textiles. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Bonus: There’s no excuse for flying an American flag that was made overseas, especially when family-owned Annin Flagmakers has been making flags in the United States since 1847 and currently employs more than 500 people. You can find Annin flags in retailers nationwide. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

New Mexico

For more than 36 years, Albuquerque’s Silverado Home + Apparel has been designing and manufacturing luxury bedding, home accessories and clothing, all with a distinct Southwestern style.

New York

Liberty Tabletop is the only company in America that makes its flatware entirely in America, manufacturing its products at a factory once owned by Oneida Ltd. After Oneida offshored production, Liberty Tabletop founders Greg Owens and Matt Roberts bought the flatware factory, keeping a tradition alive and saving jobs. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Liberty Tabletop

Bonus: P.W. Minor operates the second oldest shoe factory in the United States in Batavia, where employees make fashionable-yet-comfortable footwear. Reader Pick

North Carolina

Freaker USA’s trademark drink insulators and socks have gained a strong following since the company first launched in 2011 via money raised from a Kickstarter campaign. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Bonus: Known for its fun, mismatched patterns, Solmate Socks prides itself on its eco-friendly practices, which include using recycled yarn and adhering to a “zero waste” policy. The company owns the mill where its socks are made as part of its commitment to keeping its products American-made.

North Dakota

Linda Penry turned her love of photographing her home state’s natural treasures into notecard business HayThere Designs. The company offers single cards and notecard packs featuring breathtaking photos of everything from wildflowers to wildlife.

Ohio

Ashley and Brendan Thompson founded 50 Strong in 2012 to prove American manufacturing matters, and its factory continues to make competitively-priced water bottles that are entirely Made in America. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Bonus: NPR described the KitchenAid stand mixer as “the tool of the trade of cooking, especially baking.” While the company outsources some of its production, the classic mixer is made at a factory in Greenville, where a 325,000 square-foot expansion project kicked off in 2016. Reader Pick

Oklahoma

Nonni’s biscotti can be found at retailers throughout the United States. The original Nonni perfected her recipe in the little town of Lucca, Italy, but the company now makes its biscotti in Tulsa.

Oregon

The unique pieces handcrafted by The Green Jeweler in Ashland are made from reclaimed pure silver and gold and fair mined gemstones. Artist Andrea Pellicani’s Mesa Verde Peridot collection also sources from small, artisan mines in the United States. Reader Pick

K’NEX’s Lincoln Logs

Pennsylvania

Since its founding in 1992, K’NEX has won nearly 400 awards for its line of building toys. Several K’NEX build sets are made at the company’s factory in Hatfield, along with all the rods and connectors of K’NEX educational toys. K’NEX also makes its iconic Lincoln Logs in the United States. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Rhode Island

Ralph Rafaelian started making costume jewelry in the Ocean State in the 1960s, but ran into tough times by the 1990s as his competitors offshored their production. Around that time, his daughter Carolyn Rafaelian launched a small business of her own in her father’s factory, designing pieces for chains like Express while starting work on her own line. And that’s how Alex and Ani, one of the most successful jewelry brands of the decade, was born.

South Carolina

Perhaps one of the more practical gift ideas on the list (or just something to keep handy if you expect houseguests this season) DooDooJuice is a scented oil toilet spray made from natural oils. It’s the brainchild of a South Carolina mom turned toilet odorpreneur who developed the formula as a homemade gift for family and friends.

South Dakota

Newell’s Harmony Cream Soaps are made from goat milk and whole natural oils, and the entire soap-making process is done by hand — from the feeding of the goats to the packaging of each item. Goat milk soap is often helpful for conditions like acne, eczema and even bug bites, according to the company.

Tennessee

Family-owned and operated L.C. King Manufacturing Company has been making high-quality workwear and streetwear in Bristol for more than 100 years. The company frequently collaborates with fashion designers to keep up with modern trends. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Bonus: The weighted sensory blankets from Nashville-based The Weighted Blanket Company are designed to ground your body while you sleep, providing a calming effect that help alleviate stress and anxiety. Another thing to help ease your mind? The company offers a one-year warranty on all of its products.

Texas

It’s not just your hair that needs some TLC — beards also need a bit of love, and Texas Beard Co. offers an array of all natural oils and balms to help yours look great.

Utah

Rachel Nilsson started Rags to Raches as a way to sell her children’s hand-me-downs and make some extra cash, but quickly discovered that people were most interested in buying a romper of her own design, called The RAG. After appearing on Shark Tank and getting funds from investor Robert Herjavec, Nilsson saw her company’s sales quintuple.

Vermont Flannel Co.

Vermont

Husband-and-wife team Mark and Linda Baker launched The Vermont Flannel Company in 1991 with a commitment to manufacture in the United States. The company continues to make its handcrafted line of flannel shirts, leggings, scarves, totes, and even dog jackets in America. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Bonus: Fly fisherman will love the products from Finn Utility, which are handcrafted by artist and outdoorsman Ryan McDonald. Reader Pick

Virginia

When other furniture makers offshored their production in the 1980s — and foreign makers from places like China started stealing American designs — John D. Bassett III decided to fight. Bassett’s story is immortalized in the 2014 bestseller Factory Man, and his company, Vaughan-Bassett, continues to make bedroom furniture in Galax.

Bonus: Collared Greens is based in Richmond, but its line of bowties and men’s apparel is produced at facilities throughout the United States. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Washington

Beehive Candles are made from 100 percent beeswax, which burn brighter, longer and cleaner than other candles. The company also sources all of its beeswax from beekeepers in the United States. Reader Pick

Bonus: The delightful magnets made by Kate Grenier Designs make a perfect stocking stuffer. Grenier uses recycled bottle caps to make her whimsical collections. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

West Virginia

When the Homer Laughlin China Company introduced Fiesta in 1936, the colorful line of dishes immediately gained a cult following. The company continues to be a trendsetter and now maintains 47 colors in its iconic line. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Marble King

Bonus: Marble King uses recycled glass to manufacture more than 1 million lead-free marbles every day, which are used for both recreational and industrial purposes. Marbles from Marble King have been featured in movies like The Goonies and Home Alone, and the company made the first Cat’s Eye marble in the United States. AAM 10th Anniversary Celebration Maker

Wisconsin

Men’s shoemaker Allen Edmonds has been handcrafting its classic Goodyear welted shoes in Port Washington since 1922. The company also recrafts nearly 60,000 pairs of its shoes each year, a 38-step process that allows customers to continue wearing beloved pairs of shoes for years to come. Reader Pick

Wyoming

Jackson Hole Hat Co. specializes in making custom western cowboy hats “the old way — by hand.” The company’s retail store and manufacturing facility are located right off Jackson Hole’s town square, but you can also contact the company to place a custom order.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out past AAM Made in America Holiday Gift Guides: 2016 | 2015 | 2014

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20
Nov
17

Christmas Gifts Made in USA 2017

Christmas Gifts Made in USA 2017

Happy Holidays. It is that time again. It is time to go shopping for Christmas presents. And what better way to say you care than by buying gifts made in the USA. I have chosen some different gifts this year. Once you finished your shopping, celebrate your accomplishment with Domaine Carneros Sparkling wine (see the last gift).

First off, from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Santa and Mrs Claus Set.

Vermont Teddy Bear Santa and Mrs Claus set

Next from the Guideboat Company, who just opened another store at the Stanford Shopping Center is a Jacquard knit J’Adore Half Zip Jacket

 

Guideboat Jacquard Knit J’Adore half-zip jacket

 

Next from Robeworks, all robes made in the USA, comes  the Luxury Hooded Robe LJ 500

Robeworks Luxury Hooded Robe LJ500

If you are looking for more than clothing, look at the satchel from Merci Fortune called the Catherine Satchel Cerise Leather. All bags are made with Horween leather and handcrafted in New York City.

 

If you want to keep warm look at this fleece blanket made by the American Blanket Company. They advertise themselves as the best blanket in America. They are lifetime guaranteed and all are made in Fall River, Massachusetts.

American Blanket Company Luster Loft Fleece Blanket

 

The Next item is from an old favorite of mine: Bills Khakis. This one is called the Donegal Sweater.

Bills Khakis Donegal Sweater Charcoal

To keep your hands warm, there are these nice Elkskin mittens, found on the website Leather Gloves Online. Not all are gloves are US made on this website.

Leatherglovesonline Elkskin mittens

To keep your feet warm, look at this Slipper from Sundance Leather. com. made in Colorado.

Sundanceleather.com Colorado Colorado cuff slippers

 

Looking for accessories made in the USA? Well, Allen Edmonds have a few Tie Pins and cufflinks.

American Flag Tie Pin

Allen Edmonds American Flag cufflinks

 

The next is a Christmas season must. It is the ugly Christmas sweater. This one is from Teespring.com. The priniting is all done in the USA, but not all of their apparel is made here, it is difficult to decipher where they are from.

Teespring Ugly Christmas Sweater

At wintertime, we can’t spend our whole time snuggled up under covers, in front of a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa, sometimes we have to go out there and exercise. Because the daylight hours in the winter are shorter, it means that we have to spend more of our time in the dark. And if you want to exercise safely, wearing reflective wear will make your work-out safer. First, from Illuminite, comes a reflective jacket in a royal blue color.

Illuminite Womens Royal Blue jacket – reflective

Continuing with the night exercise wear comes the reflective shorts from Illuminte.

Illuminite Womens Mid length shorts reflective

Another great idea for Christmas is jewelry. One company that makes all there jewelry is Hawaii is Na Hoku.

Na Hoku 14K Gold Hawaiian Heirloom 8mm bracelet

During the holiday season, there are plenty of parties and get-togethers, so sometimes one has to get gussied up. Here is an example from Nordstroms’.

Nordstroms: Dress The Population Emery scoop back reversible sequin body con dress

Also From Nordstroms’ is a Leather Bomber jacket made by long-time US clothing maker, Schott.

Nordstroms Schott NYC Genuine Shearling Vintage B-6 Bomber Jacket

 

Thinking of a gift that is not clothing, how about this briefcase from Frank Clegg.

Frank Clegg chestnut tumbled grain leather English briefcase

Still needing to stay warm, see this warm coat from Sofia Cashmere Wool Blend Coat from Nordstroms.

 

A great idea for Christmas are watches. Shinola watches are made in Detroit, Michigan.

Shinola Runwell 47mm Green Watch

 

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has such cute ideas that is why they are appearing for a second time.

Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Beary Christmas Tree

Have you finished your holiday? Yes, well done. Now you can celebrate with Domaine Carneros Sparkling Wines.

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Wines

 

22
Dec
16

The 2016 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide | Alliance for American Manufacturing

There’s something American-made for everyone on your list. The Alliance for American Manufacturing has found gifts made in every state.

Source: The 2016 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide | Alliance for American Manufacturing

There’s something American-made for everyone on your list.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

zkano

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) is excited to officially unveil the 2016 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, which features an array of American-made ideas from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We hope you find this list helpful, and encourage you to share it with others using the share buttons on the left side of the page.

We received hundreds of great gift ideas this year from the Made in America movement. In making our selections, we tried to pick a variety of gifts that are also easy-to-purchase and at reasonable price points. If you don’t see your idea on the list, don’t worry — we’ll roll out additional picks on the blog throughout December.

Thank you for Keeping it Made in America this holiday season.

-Team AAM

Alabama: The New York Times dubbed zkano founder Gina Locklear the “Sock Queen of Alabama,” and for good reason. The organic sock company is located in Fort Payne, which was known as the Sock Capital of the World until offshoring sent jobs overseas. Locklear drew on her family’s own sock making history to launch zkano in 2008, proving you can still keep it Made in America. 

Alaska: When Robert and Anita Shane quit smoking in 2010, they found they needed a hobby. That hobby turned into the Alaska Rug Company, which sells doormats, throw rugs, bowls and other household decorations that are made out of old Alaskan fishing line and rope. 

Arizona: Heirloom quality wallets, belts, bracelets and other keepsakes from Ezra Arthur are “artifacts worth of discovery — from father to son, passed down from one generation to the next.” The company uses century-old equipment to make its goods at its facility in Phoenix’s warehouse district. 

Arkansas:

Ozark Beard Company

 Ozark Beard Company wants to change the way most people look at beardsmen, from “a bunch of lazy unkept dudes” to men proud to “REP THE BEARD!” OBC’s beard oils are made from natural ingredients and designed to keep beards looking healthy. 

California: The husband and wife team of Dana and Melanie Harvey started their company, aptly named Harvey’swhile restoring a classic car. Dana came up with the idea of making a handbag for Melanie using the car’s leftover seatbelts, and today the company sells a variety of fashionable accessories. 

Bonus stocking stuffer idea: Clean up your dog’s, um, mess with Poop Bags, which are made from plant-based materials and are commercially compostable.

Blast from the past: Looking for a safe and eco-friendly gift for your little one? Green Toys made our 2013 guide and remain a great option for kids. 

Colorado: 

Vortic Watch Co.

Watches were regularly Made in America up until the mid-20th century, and many of those pieces are still ticking today. Enter the Vortic Watch Co., which salvages vintage pocket watches and transforms them into heirloom-quality pieces.

Connecticut: Comedian Jay Leno is a fan of toolmaker Chapman Manufacturing, which creates all of its products from American-made materials. The company’s Model 5575 56-piece Master Screwdriver Set makes a great gift.

Delaware: Hockessin’s Creations Gallery offers unique American-made handcrafted gifts, furniture and more for home and office. Don’t live in the First State? Check out the store’s online catalog.

Florida: The Today Show, New York Magazine and Style network have all featured products from Abella Skin Care. Dr. Eliana Belmonte, who founded the company in 1999, recommends the ColorShade SPF 35 sunscreen, which offers broad spectrum protection, is paba-free and is available in four shades to compliment any skin type.

Georgia: Children’s clothing manufacturer The Bailey Boys creates everything from T-shirts to heirloom-quality special occasion pieces at its 22,000-square-foot facility in Baxley. Find a retailer near you.

Hawaii: The Aloha State is well-known for surfing, and for 25 years, Kazuma has been manufacturing surfboards at its factory in Haiku. The company also takes custom online orders for those who can’t make it to the island.

Idaho: Blacksmith Hoyt Buck wanted to find a way to temper steel to hold an edge longer. His approach helped create Buck Knives, which manufacturers its outdoor knives in the Gem State and is officially licensed by the Boy Scouts of America.

Illinois: 

Dearborn Denim

While most major denim manufacturing has moved overseas, Dearborn Denim makes its products at its workshop in Chicago, using cotton sourced from Texas. The jeans are affordable, too, priced at $45 a pair.

Bonus Member of Congress pick: Still excited that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series? Check out the baseball bats sold by Ridgway-based Dinger Bats, recommended by Rep. John Shimkus and used by a slew of Major League players.

Indiana: Looking for a custom case for your smartphone? Elkhart-based Carved creates elegant wood cases in a 100-year-old renovated dress factory. The company’s cases have been featured in publications like Esquire, Gizmodo and Cnet.

Iowa: Any new parent will tell you a baby monitor is a must-have for the nursery, but it can be tough to effectively mount one on the wall. Enter new dad Gerald Beranek, who created a handy monitor shelf called the VuSee to solve this problem. The VuSee led Beranek to start BeraTek Industries, which now makes a range of products.

Bonus stocking stuffer idea: A reader calls the hand-made items created by Kaleidoscopes to You “absolutely brilliant.”

Kansas: Bob Werts launched Waxman Candles in 1969 after ordering a $5 hobby kit from a local community college. Based in Lawrence, the company also has a location in Chicago.

Bonus stocking stuffer idea: Simone Chickenbone makes eco-friendly health and beauty products like Chicken Poop Lip Junk, which can be found at retailers such as Whole Foods Market and Tractor Supply Company. 

Kentucky: 

Polly Singer

The Kentucky Derby is still months away, but get ready now by ordering a signature item from Polly Singer. The company also makes hats for brides, parties and gala events.

Louisiana: Artist Mignon Faget launched her namesake jewelry company to capture the spirit of her hometown of New Orleans, and her pieces often draw inspiration from the city’s natural and architectural forms.

Maine: Since 1912, L.L. Bean has made its beloved Original L.L. Bean Boot in the Pine Tree State. While the retailer doesn’t make all of its products in Maine, its trademark boots, along with socks and a handful of other items, are still Maine-made.

Bonus gift idea: Stay warm this winter with scarves, jackets, pullovers and more from American Roots, which we profiled earlier this year.

Maryland: Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro and Neal Schon are among the artists who have partnered with Paul Reed Smith Guitars, which manufactures high-quality instruments at its factory in Stevensville. 

Massachusetts: Looking for a festive holiday card this season? Dalton-based Crane & Co. offers a range of elegant cards and stationary to celebrate the season (or any upcoming occasion).

Michigan: Ironwood-based Stormy Kromer is named after its founder George “Stormy” Kromer, a locomotive worker who lost his cap at work one day in 1903 and asked his wife, Ida, to stitch a new one. Soon, Stormy Kromer’s fellow engineers wanted a cap of their own, and the Kromers opened up their own store. Today, the company makes a variety of cold weather gear.

Minnesota:

Oh Baby!

Boutique owner Mary Lauer designs, crafts and produces Oh Baby! Line of infant clothes in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Every item, from rompers to bibs and receiving blankets, is machine washable.

Bonus staff pick: AAM’s Jennifer Drudge recommends Faribault Woolen Mill Co., which has been manufacturing blankets, throws, scarves and other accessories for nearly 150 years. The company uses century-old machinery in its “new” mill, which was built in 1892.

Mississippi: The four Woods brothers — Peter, Joseph, Arthur and Sandy — pooled their money in 1998 to open up a pottery on Fortune Avenue in Mound Bayou. Today, Peter’s Pottery sells bowls, candlesticks, tableware, vases and other specialty items.

Bonus Member of Congress pick: Rep. Gregg Harper recommends the Mississippi Gift Company, which offers a range of Mississippi-made items.

Missouri: The bottle openers manufactured by Snake Bite Co. are among the classiest we’ve seen, including the Original Snake Bite, which is manufactured from American-made stainless steel, wrapped in leather and easily attaches to a key ring.

Bonus stocking stuffer idea: Kansas City’s Indigo Wild makes a variety of natural products, including Zum Bar Goat’s Milk Soap.

Montana: Missoula’s Rukavina Guitars makes custom electrics and lap steels, and also does repair work.

Blast from the past: We included Red Oxx’s award-winning Safari-Beanos Bag on our 2014 list, and it remains a great option if you are looking for a piece of durable carry-on luggage.

Nebraska: Fresh garlic adds flavor to nearly any dish, but peeling it can be tough. Enter the JellyDish Garlic Peeler, a helpful kitchen gadget that simplifies the process  — and the skins stay in the dish, making cleanup easy, too.

Nevada: Carson City’s Ribbed Tee specializes in men’s undershirts that are designed to hold up in the wash, lay flat and not bunch around the waistline or arms. The company also sells other types of T-shirts and apparel. 

New Hampshire: 

Bailey Works

The original messenger bag produced by Bailey Works in 1993 is now a classic, but the Newmarket company also sells a range of professional and casual bags that are built to last.

New Jersey: You can find Welch’s Fruit Snacks in most major grocery stores, but did you know the treats are manufactured in the Garden State by Promotion in Motion Inc.? The company also makes Sun-Maid raisins and other products.

New Mexico: Betty Tsosie created Tewa Tees to showcase Native American art from various tribes and regions throughout the United States. The company has created custom T-shirts and totes for a variety of organizations, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

New York: Don’t forget about your four-legged friends this year! Milk-Bone manufactures its signature line of dog biscuits and other treats at its plant in Buffalo.

North Carolina: Golfers Nick Price and Vijay Singh are among the top players who have used clubs designed by Bobby Price, and his company Bobby Grace Putters offers a variety of products for the golfer in your life. 

Bonus stocking stuffer idea: Whispering Willow sells sustainable, natural goods like bar soap, candles, hair care and moisturizers.

North Dakota: If you are seeking something truly unique, check out Buffalo Gals Mercantile, which sells truly one-of-a-kind items often repurposed from materials like vintage seed sacks. The Original SakHats are the company’s trademark item, and no two are exactly the same.

Ohio: Looking for an engagement ring this year? White House Brothers makes Filigree-Designed rings that are designed to look old-fashioned and romantic — and are built to last.

Bonus Member of Congress pick: Vitamix made our 2014 guide, and Rep. Jim Renacci offers the popular line of blenders as his recommendation this year.

Oklahoma:

Ashton Kelly

Ashton Kelly Candles are billed as the strongest you will ever burn. They are hand poured, triple fragranced and use high grade wax.

Blast from the past: Denim is always in style — and Round House, which made our 2014 guide, is a go-to supplier for jeans and overalls for the entire family. Fun fact: The company launched in 1903, four years before Oklahoma became a state.

Oregon: Combine function and fashion with a tote from July Nine, which sells a variety of bags, totes and packs in vibrant colors.

Bonus stocking stuffer idea: Control all those electric appliance cords behind the TV with the Aunt Wanda from Goofy Products.

Pennsylvania: When most cookware manufacturing headed overseas, All-Clad continued to manufacture many of its products at its mill in Canonsburg, including its popular All-Clad Stainless line. 

Bonus staff pick: AAM’s Mark Musho recommends the kid-friendly products from Crayola, the company most famous for its crayons. Crayola began making slate school pencils at its mill in Easton in 1900, and premiered its first box of eight crayons in 1903.

Rhode Island: Get a jumpstart on your New Year’s fitness resolution with an exercise machine from WaterRower. The equipment is functional and can be stored in an upright position no wider than a dining room chair, so it won’t clutter the room.

South Carolina: Dress up that suit with a bow tie from R. Hanauer, which also sells neckties, pocket squares, cummerbund sets and belts. 

South Dakota: Visitors to Watertown can check out The Redlin Art Center, a collection of the oil paintings and prints of artist Terry Redlin. But the center also sells a number of official prints, canvas reproductions and linen design art.

Tennessee: Nashville-based company The Lamp Store creates one-of-a-kind lighting that is sure to add a little bit of style to any room. Most of the company’s lamps sell for under $100.

Texas: 

Mizzen + Main

NFL star J.J. Watt is among the celebs who rock Mizzen + Mainwhich manufactures fashionable sportswear with function in mind. The clothes are machine-washable, wrinkle resistant and designed to handle the Texas heat. Complete your outfit with an item from Texas Hatters, the Lockhart-based company whose cowboy hats have been spotted on a slew of celebs, including former President Ronald Reagan, Willie Nelson and Chuck Norris.

Utah: Elevate your game with Gravity Dice, which are designed using advanced 3D modeling and simulation to have a perfect center of gravity. 

Vermont: Get comfortable with a button down, pair of PJs or blanket from The Vermont Flannel Company, which has made its products in East Barre for more than 20 years.

Virginia: Collared Greens sells a wide variety of men’s clothing and accessories with a bit of Southern flair, and its products are made throughout the United States, from sunglasses in Wyoming to button-down shirts in Philadelphia. But its stitched and silk belts are both Made in Virginia, and its flagship store is located in Richmond.

Washington: Seattle’s R+E Cycles has created high-quality custom bicycles since 1973 and sells its tailor-made Rodriguez and Erickson brands almost exclusively. Although the shop is a Seattle institution, about half its sales come from online orders. 

Bonus Member of Congress pick: Looking to do some home remodeling this holiday season? Rep. Denny Heck recommends Bellmont Cabinet Co., a family-owned cabinet manufacturer that sells its products across the United States.

West Virginia: The Marble King manufactures over a million marbles every day at its factory in Paden County. The company makes industrial marbles for things like filtration systems, but also sells the traditional marbles for gaming and decorative displays.

Wisconsin: 

Housekeeper Crockery

There’s a lot of manufacturing happening in the Badger State, including when it comes to cookware. We’ve profiled Housekeeper Crockery before, and the company’s 8” cast iron skillet makes for a nice gift. Another option is Tramontina USAwhich is based in Texas but manufactures many of its aluminum cookware in Manitowoc.

Gift wrapping ideaTop your presents with a bow from Cream City Ribbon, located in Milwaukee.

Bonus staff pick: AAM’s Meghan Hasse recommends baby bottles and other products from the Life Factory. Created by an integrative designer and a pediatric feeding specialist, the innovative glassware is designed to be functional, reusable, safe and eco-friendly.

Wyoming: Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate a gift from Meeteetse Chocolatier, which uses organic ingredients to create its line of artisan chocolates. It is committed to eco-friendly methods and aims to become a zero-waste business.

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Dec
14

AAM’s 2014 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

AAM’s 2014 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide | Alliance for American Manufacturing.

This is a re-posting of the Alliance for American Manufacturing Gift Guide for 2014. This list is a little different in that it goes state by state. This is a nice list, the only thing that I would criticize is the inclusion of food or beverages, such as Jack Daniels and cheese.

AAM’s 2014 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

You can even find Made in America wrapping paper! The paper above is from Rifle Paper Co’s holiday collection.

There’s something American-made for everyone on your list.

Americans will spend $720 on average for holiday gifts this year. But if each of us spent just $64 on American-made goods this season, we could create 200,000 new jobs, right here in the United States!

We know American-made options aren’t always available and sometimes take effort to find. That’s why we put together this helpful Made in America holiday gift guide. There’s something for everyone on your list — and maybe even a few items for you, too!

Alabama: For the outdoorsman on your list, Jacksonville-based Bear and Son Cutlery offers a range of knives and related products. The company, which employs about 80 workers, announced an exclusive partnership with Remington Outdoor in July.

Alaska: Keep your canine friend warm this winter with booties, vests, harnesses and other gear from Dog Booties, which creates gear designed to keep dogs protected from the elements. Also check out Happy Valley-based Shady Dog Farm, which sells a variety of stylish leashes.

Arizona: HF Coors has been producing dinnerware since 1925, and manufactures customizable mugs, plates, bowls, dishes, platters, and other dining must-haves in Tucson. You can visit the company’s factory store or order online.

Dinnerware from HF Coors.

Arkansas: Looking to rock out this holiday? Klipsch sells a variety of top-quality speakers and sound systems that are created in the Land of Opportunity.

California: Shoemaker CYDWOQ bills itself as a place “where old world craftsmanship meets modern times.” All of its shoes, bags and belts are handcrafted in Burbank.

Colorado: Fashion designer Autumn Teneyl describes her line of feminine, bohemian ensembles as “eclectic chic.” Teneyl’s company manufacturers every garment in Colorado, and is committed to eco-friendly practices.

Connecticut: A childhood classic! Wiffle Ball continues to make its popular product in the Nutmeg State decades after inventor David Mullany created the ball after watching his 12-year-old son play baseball with a plastic golf ball and broomstick in their Fairfield backyard.

Delaware: We touted the ales produced by Dogfish Head on last year’s list, but they’re so tasty we’re including them again. The company continues to grow in popularity, so you can probably find a brew at a store near you.

D.C.: Beyonce is a fan of the chic-and-unique jewelry from Rachel Pfeffer Designs. Definitely a must for any Beyonce fan on your list — or anyone who likes fun jewelry.

Florida: More than 900 employees help make North Venice-based Tervis drinkware products, which are designed to keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold. Tervis tumblers and other items are available at retailers across the country.

Georgia: These gifts are the bee’s knees! Athens-based Bee Natural’s “handcrafted, hand-signed beeswax Honeypot Luminary candleholders and lamps” are a great for anyone on your list. Or pick up some honey-based skin products from Savannah Bee Company that were recently touted by Southern Living.

Hawaii: Not all of us can head to warmer climates this holiday, but you can share a part of the islands by gifting an Aloha Shirt. Kahala is among the retailers that manufactures its shirts on the Hawaiian Islands.

Kahala’s “Shaping Room” shirt.

Idaho: Actress Alicia Silverstone is among the famous fans of skincare company Plum Hill, which offers lip balms, soaps, bath and body products, and even linen spray. Plum Hill’s gift and sampler sets should fit many on your list.

Illinois: Remember REVEAL, the unique photo frame we blogged about a few weeks back that is part of the effort to kick start local manufacturing in Chicago? The Kickstarter is still going, and by donating you’ll receive a frame (or several) that make perfect gifts.

Indiana: Designer Cinda Boomershine told us back in October that she was inspired to launch her handbag line after failing to find a travel bag that fit her on-the-go lifestyle. Her company, cinda b, employs about 125 Indiana workers and offers a variety of durable (and washable!) handbags, totes, travel bags and accessories.

Iowa: Scale Model Toys claims to be the “only major farm toy manufacturer actually assembling toys in the United States,” and sells agricultural-themed toys that will delight kids of all ages.

Kansas: Need something for that craftsman on your list? Wilde Tool founders Otto and Paul Froeschl invented their Original Angle Nose Pliers in the 1920s — and their product now the standard design for pliers around the world. Today, Wilde Tool offers a lifetime warranty on its wide variety of products.

Kentucky: It’s difficult to find Made in the USA bedding, but American Made Dorm is up to the challenge. The company launched in 2011 with the goal of selling high quality American-made bedding for college and boarding school students, but has expanded its line to include bedding for the home. Sister company Liz and Roo sells bedding for the nursery.

Louisiana: Actress Zooey Deschanel is among those who have donned a dress from jolie & elizabeth dress, which handcrafts all its garments in New Orleans. In French, Jolie means “Pretty” and Elizabeth translates “Promise” — and the company says its “Pretty Promise” is to continue to manufacture in Louisiana.

Party dresses from jolie & elizabeth.

Maine: Environmental sensitivity, human safety, and supporting local economies are among the pledges made by athletic apparel maker Atayne. The company’s running, biking, hiking and other gear is made from 100 percent recycled polyester, is free of chemicals and Made in the USA, from start to finish.

Maryland: Looking for a little spice this season? Gator Ron’s sauces and mixes are the perfect treat. The company’s Original Divine Bloody Mary Mix will add a flavor to that holiday brunch.

Massachusetts: The kids in your life will love a backpack from CBHStudio. The company’s backpacks, lunch totes and other accessories are sturdy and easy to clean.

Michigan: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Shinola is transforming Detroit by manufacturing watches, leather goods, and even bicycles in the heart of the Motor City. Now the company is even going to make its watch dials in Detroit. The company’s watches are on the pricey side, but come with a limited lifetime guarantee.

Minnesota: St. Paul’s J.W. Hulme Co. says it’s been part of the Maker Movement since its launch in 1905. The company offers stylish leather goods for both men and women, and its never-out-of-style duffel bag makes the perfect gift. Like Shinola watches, the duffels are a bit expensive — but designed to last, with a lifetime guarantee.

J.W. Hulme Co.’s small duffle bag.

Mississippi: Send your friends and family a taste of the south with a gift basket from the Mississippi Gift Company, which offers a range of food and gifts from the Magnolia State.

Missouri: Songbird Essentials sells bird feeders, bird feeders and nesting boxes ideal for backyard bird watching. The company says 95 percent of its products are manufactured domestically.

Montana: The holidays typically require travel, and so does the new year as people set new resolutions. Make sure your soon-to-be traveler is prepared with a Red Oxx Safari-Beanos Bag.

Nebraska: For the budding athletes in your life, Bison makes basketball, volleyball, soccer, and football gear in Lincoln.

Nevada: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but you can take the Made in Nevada Space Pen anywhere. The company’s pens — which write upside down! — were recently featured as part of the This Built America series.

New Hampshire: Who doesn’t enjoy bird watching? Make sure your bird watcher has the ultimate show with Duncraft’s Sky Cafe (no squirrels allowed!).

New Jersey: However you celebrate the holidays, chances are you’ll need some ice to keep your beverages cool. Mr. Ice Bucket is ideal for this task, and the company also sells wine accessories, all of which make great gifts.

New Mexico: Know someone who loved the show Breaking Bad? They’ll be sure to love this Los Pollos Hermanos T-shirt. You can also check out the entire Made in New Mexico site for gift ideas from the Land of Enchantment.

New York: While most top designers have shipped production overseas, Nanette Lepore remains committed to producing most of her contemporary label in Manhattan’s Garment District. Lepore’s garments are perfect for the fashionista on your list.

North Carolina: Socks make the best stocking stuffers, so be sure to add Farm to Feet socks to your holiday gift list. Along with being American-made, the socks are produced with 100 percent American-made materials.

Socks from Farm to Feet.

North Dakota: Add a statement piece to your summer dinnerware. Davy Pottery is one of only two full-time potters in North Dakota.

Ohio: Decades after Vitamix founder William G. “Papa” Barnard invented the infomercial to demonstrate the power of his new blender, the company is still producing its products in the United States (and with at least 70 percent American components). Perfect for the foodie on your list.

Oklahoma: Denim is always in style — and Round House is a go-to supplier for jeans and overalls for the entire family. Fun fact: The company launched in 1903, four years before Oklahoma became a state.

Oregon: For the special guy in your life, check out Portland’s Fieldworks Supply Company, which makes small-batch, hand-made shave and grooming products. The signature ingredient is Bentonite clay, which Fieldworks says is the “perfect carrier for our beneficial oils and plant extracts” and also “great at naturally drawing away grime.”

Pennsylvania: Everybody loves the Slinky! It’s the perfect gift for any age — from childhood to office life. The original Slinky is still manufactured at the company’s 40-person Hollidaysburg plant.

Rhode Island: Right out of Santa’s workshop! Seven Acre Toys produces unique natural, wooden toys that are sure to delight the kiddos on your list.

South Carolina: Gifts for your pet from Paw Paws USA. ‘Cause Lassie could use a little sass in her step.

South Dakota: Jewelry is always a go-to gift, and All Black Hills Gold Jewelry has you covered. The perfection of detail requires that artists spend from one to eight hours creating a single piece. The exquisite tri-color gold jewelry is custom made in Rapid City.

Tennessee: It’s time for toast! Jack Daniels is the oldest registered distillery in the United States. It’s not scotch.  It’s not whiskey.  It’s Jack. Cheers.

Texas:  Justin Boots has been making boots since 1879. The company says its products are “a salute to the spirit of independence, hard work, and honest-to-god authenticity of the people who pull on our boots everyday.”

Utah: The messenger bags handcrafted by Ogden Made are ideal for carrying books, clothes, papers or anything else — and they’re designed to last. The company notes: “We don’t make bags with a useful life, we make bags that will be useful throughout your life.”

Vermont:  “Stuffed with love” by a “Bear Crew” of about 170 year-round employees, Vermont Teddy Bears will delight anyone on your list.

The Vintage Christmas Bear.

Virginia: Employing organic farming and fair trade suppliers whenever possible, Valley Green Naturals produces soaps and more than 30 skin, hair and body care products free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens and petrochemicals.

Washington: Snowboarders Mike Olson and Pete Saari founded Mervin Manufacturing in 1977, and the company still builds snowboards and skateboards in Carlsborg.

West Virginia:  Blenko Glass has been in business since 1893 and is now considered is an American institution. Blenko’s functional glassware, art glass, mouth blown sheet glass, dalle de verre and other  products all make for perfect gifts.

Wisconsin: Along with NFL titles, the most famous item from the Badger State is cheese, and you can find plenty of assortments. Oh, and by the way — the famous Cheesehead also is Made in Wisconsin.

Wyoming: Alexis Drake jewelry and accessories are handcrafted wearable artwork that couples the artist’s western heritage with style, wearability, and simple elegance.

Taylor Garland and Meghan Sullivan contributed to this post.

 

 

25
Nov
14

Christmas Ideas Made In USA – 2014

Having troubles trying to find just the right gift this Christmas. Well here are a few ideas and they are all Made in the USA.

The lining of these denim shirts have been dyed in wine, in fact dyed in Robert Mondavi Private Select Red Wine. Crawford Denim is a small batch apparel company that has made these denim shirts exclusively for Robert Mondavi. Here is the website for Crawford Denim. Price $135.

Vintage Shirt by Crawford Denim

Vintage Shirt by Crawford Denim

The next item is a little impractical but the perfect gift for that baseball crazy person. This is a large baseball glove chair made out of leather – and made by one of the largest baseball glove manufacturers. The glove can be found at the find.com or Hammacher Schlemmer. The chairs measure 44″ x 39″ x 29″. Price $6,200.

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Leather Chair

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Leather Chair

The next item is more affordable. These candleholders are reminiscent of the ones used by Colonialists. They are perfect for tea-light candles. The price for each is $25.95. Found at Garrett Wade.

Brass and Copper candleholders

Brass and Copper candleholders

Since this is blog about clothing made in USA, we can’t forget about clothing. This dress is from Clover Canyon and found at Bloomingdale’s. Price $227.50.

Clover Canyon Floral Sheath Dress

Clover Canyon Floral Sheath Dress

Last year, I had shown some Made in USA apparel from Orvis. Orvis probably has the best variety of leather belts made in the USA (boot makers make many leather belts made in USA but they are fairly similar to each other) This year Orvis has introduced the G-1 Naval Aviator Flight Jacket, the most recognized leather flight jacket ever produced. Originally developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1940s. it remains in active service to this day. This is made in New York City, New York. Price $650.

G-1 Naval Aviator Jacket by Orvis

G-1 Naval Aviator Jacket
by Orvis

One of the most difficult things to find are women’s shoes and boots made in the USA. That is because less than 1% of all women’s shoes are made in the USA. There is a great shoe company that makes quality shoes for women and they are all made in the USA. The company is called Munro and this model is Dylan boots. Price $253.

Dylan Boots by Munro

Dylan Boots by Munro

Here is a very unique gift from Orvis. They are called Invincible extra socks. They are designed to survive 20,000 abrasion cycles in laboratory testing. Made in Vermont of the finest merino wool for softness, moisture management, and odor control, blended with nylon and Lycra for strength, durability, and resiliency. Orvis also carries four different type of invincible socks – extra heather wool-blend, athletic, boot, and cotton socks. Three pairs for $49.

Invincible Extra Socks by Orvis

Invincible Extra Socks by Orvis

Another difficult item to find made in the USA is ironically the baseball cap. Baseball is supposed to be the national pasttime, but manufacturing of the caps is a national past time. At the present time manufacturing is outsourced 99.5% of the time. The exception is Stormy Kromer. Stormy Kromer is a hat maker and on-line only. They made these baseball caps for the company, 1816. Price $40.

Stormy Kromer Curveball baseball hat for 1816

Stormy Kromer Curveball baseball hat for 1816

 

Blankets and Throws are great on those cold wintry nights. Faribault makes blankets and throws still made in the USA. The stadium blankets are 100% moth proof. There are many patterns and not just the collegiate ones.

Faribault Stadium Wool Blanket

Faribault Stadium Wool Blanket

Winter is here, anyways it feels like winter. And it is time for new gloves. This is a fine pair of deerskin gloves made in the USA by Tough Gloves, found on the website: leatheronline.com. Have a Merry Christmas and buy American.

 

Tough Gloves American Classics - Winter Deerskin

Tough Gloves American Classics – Winter Deerskin




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