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22
Jul
17

14 American-Made Clothing Brands You Can Wear With Pride

Source: 14 American-Made Clothing Brands You Can Wear With Pride

14 American-Made Clothing Brands You Can Wear With Pride

Here is a great list from Good Trade

Made in USA

In our search for ethical products, we’re constantly looking for brands that value transparency and quality and reject the practices that surround cheaply made fast-fashion. We’ve found that buying for quality is one of the keys to simple and sustainable living. When we purchase something that lasts, we consume less and live a simpler life. Additionally, transparency allows us to understand where our products came from and the impact they have had on people and planet along every step of the supply chain. American-made clothing brands make a persistent bet on long-lasting quality and radical transparency.

We’ve searched for our favorite men’s & women’s American-made clothing brands making high quality basics like denim, tees, sweatshirts right here in the USA. Beyond just the basics, we’ve added a few brands that make formalwear, bridal wear and lingerie. Check out these brands keeping their design and manufacturing in the USA.


Baldwin Denim & Collection

Based In | Kansas City, MO
Best For | Raw denim
Product Range | Denim, tees, hats, dresses, knitwear, outerwear
Price Range | $18-$50

Founded and designed by Matt Baldwin, Baldwin Denim & Collection is a Kansas City-based clothing and lifestyle brand, founded on modern design, quality textiles, and American manufacturing. Baldwin is an all-time favorite of ours, not just because of our love for Kansas City, but because each design stems from both East and West Coast influences put through a modern filter of the Middle of the country. Their men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections capture a timeless modernism.

Shop Baldwin Denim & Collection Online


American Giant

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Best For | Comfortable sweatshirts
Product Range | Sweatshirts, shirts, polos, bottoms
Price Range | $24-$119

Often referred to as the company that made “the greatest hoodie ever,” American Giant believes in exceptional quality materials and customer service. Typically, 80% of what we pay to traditional retailers has nothing to do with the production of the garment; American Giant ensures that 100% of your purchase supports their USA-made and 100% cotton apparel. They shy away from traditional marketing methods like billboards and the appeal of brick-and-mortar stores, and instead invest in selling directly to American consumers and providing them with outstanding service. With cotton grown and sewn in the Carolinas, relentless attention to detail, top-of-the-line fabrics, and custom hardware, you’ll feel super comfy and proud to wear one of their sweatshirts.

Shop American Giant Online


AMVI

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Basic essentials
Product Range | Tees, knit tops, bottoms
Price Range | $48-$80

AMVI stands for American Made, Vintage Inspired, and you can see the American influence in all of their apparel. Their high-quality basic essentials will be the ideal foundation for your wardrobe in no time, from their richly colored dolman tees to their comfort leggings you’ll want to wear every day. Designed and produced in Los Angeles, AMVI works only with local vendors to avoid traditional retail markups, and to help support jobs and the US economy, a core value that we love and admire.

Shop AMVI Online


Imogene + Willie

Based In | Nashville, TN
Best For | Signature denim
Product Range | Jeans, textiles, jewelry
Price Range | $50-$350

Friends for 20 years and ultimately lifelong partners, Matt and Carrie Eddmenson yearned to make long-lasting denim right here in the states. Imogene + Willie first started through one email campaign to friends and family with the hopes of selling 250 pairs in 2009, and now they are a staple in the USA-made denim industry. Their rich coloring, tailored fits, and woodsy inspiration make each pair of jeans a piece of signature denim you’ll cherish forever. (Not into denim? I+W also sells everything from towels to toothbrushes in their “Objects” section!)

Shop Imogene + Willie Online


Reformation

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Bridal wear
Product Range | Dresses, bridal wear, outerwear, jumpsuits
Price Range | $98-$278 {Bridal wear ranges from $198-$588}

Sustainability is something we should all care about when it comes to our clothes, and Reformation makes sure each of their pieces are as sustainable as possible. Created in 2009 by Yael Aflalo, they design and manufacture limited-edition collections in their own sewing factory in downtown Los Angeles. This B Corp utilizes a heat reflecting roof, sources renewable energy, has recycled hangers in their stores, and uses 100% recycled packaging for every order shipped. Their lacy dresses, sheer tops, and statement skirts will be sure to turn heads no matter where you go. They also carry a bridal wear collection with the most elegant dresses we’ve ever seen, which will flow perfectly when you’re walking down the aisle. Fashion has never looked or felt better.

Shop Reformation Online


Buck Mason

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Effortless style, minimum-decision apparel
Product Range | Henleys, pants, classic tees, belts
Price Range | $25-$175

Erik Schnakenberg and Sasha Koehn began Buck Mason, in an effort to craft designs that would be timeless, durable, and true-to-character for the everyday American man. From sand chinos ideal for the workday, to their rockstar-inspired dark wash jeans, this look is perfect for the guy who wants to look good without too much effort. They even offer pre-made packages of well-matched tops and bottoms to try, ideal for effortless style and you only pay for what you keep. Using cotton from North Carolina and produced in Los Angeles, they provide a step-by-step look at the production process. You’ll always feel calm, cool, and collected in their apparel.

Shop Buck Mason Online


Grown & Sewn

Based In | New York City, NY
Best For | Pants
Product Range | Bottoms, boots, tops
Price Range | $50-$275

Former Men’s Design Director for Ralph Lauren, Rob Magness created Grown & Sewn as a tribute to American history and culture. They feature handmade pants, Thorogood boots, and knit v-necks that feel as broken in and comfortable as they do stylish. The painted patterns and patches are applied by hand by an artist, one at a time, so you know you’re wearing a one-of-a-kind straight from the USA every time. Their vintage and artisan pieces will only get better over time.

Shop Grown & Sewn Online


Welcome Stranger

Based In | San Francisco, CA
Best For | Rugged apparel
Product Range | Vests, pants, jackets, and shirts
Price Range | $55-$250

For the outdoorsy man in your life, Welcome Stranger produces apparel that is both rugged and stylish. Designed and crafted in San Francisco since 2010, their collection draws inspiration from nature, west of the Bay Area. For a more tailored fit, they also create handmade trousers, coats, and jackets. If you’re in the area, they have storefronts in San Francisco and Berkeley where you can try on their reversible coats, lined vests, knit caps, and ¾-sleeved shirts. Clothes so comfortable, you’ll never feel like a stranger in them.

Shop Welcome Stranger Online


Haspel

Based In | New Orleans, LA
Best For | Formalwear
Product Range | Trousers, Jackets, Suit Separates, Ties
Price Range | $135-$695

For over a century, Haspel has embodied Southern hospitality and charm through their wash-and-wear trousers, jackets, ties, and formalwear. From Gregory Peck in To Kill A Mockingbird, to President Calvin Coolidge, you’ve seen Haspel on every true gentleman since 1909, and we love the clean, simple aesthetic in every piece. Made exclusively in America, Haspel uses seersucker cloth that can withstand New Orleans heat and provide a stylish look for all.

Shop Haspel Online


Beyond Clothing

Based In | Seattle, WA
Best For | Outdoor wear
Product Range | Undergarments, pullovers, jackets
Price Range | $65-$335

If you spend more time in the great outdoors than anywhere else, Beyond Clothing has a custom wardrobe just for you. Their mission is to create durable apparel through a layering system, optimized for survival in temperatures from -40℉ to more moderate temps above 45℉. From design to creation, the entire process stays within the states, to ensure higher quality, more efficient production, and innovation. Whether you’re wearing their parka made for frigid conditions, or a simple pullover while hiking, we think you’ll be poised for comfort in any environment.

Shop Beyond Clothing Online


Flynn Skye

Based In | Venice Beach, CA
Best For | Boho chic
Product Range | Dresses, tops, jumpers, bottoms
Price Range | $85-$205

Inspired by her daughter’s free spirit, Amber Farr combined rockstar edginess and femininity for Flynn Skye. Their gorgeous, flowy, and light dresses are perfect for a day at the beach or a night out on the town. American-made in Venice Beach and Los Angeles, and inspired by cities like London, Tahoe, and Malibu, you’ll be able to rock this look for any event without having to think twice.

Shop Flynn Skye Online


Hackwith Design House

Based In | St. Paul, MN
Best For | One-of-a-kind staples
Product Range | Dresses, jumpers, jackets, plus sizes
Price Range | $85-$325

Looking for apparel that’s both comfortable and stylish can be tough, and finding unique designs is even tougher: that’s where Minnesota-based Hackwith Design House comes in. Their apparel lines include simple and clean basics, swim, and plus-size pieces, where everyone can find a piece they’ll wear forever. We most love their comfort capes and ultra-soft tunics. Plus, every Monday, they release a limited edition piece available for only a short time – if you’re looking for staple pieces that no one else will have, Hackwith Design House is for you!

Shop Hackwith Design House Online


Fibre Athletics

Based In | Chicago, IL
Best For | Workout gear
Product Range | Zip-up hoodies, tops/tees, hats
Price Range | $60-$149

If you’re always looking for the newest trend in clothes and love a good workout, Fibre Athletics may be your one-stop shop! Fibre Athletics aims to create apparel that comforts your lifestyle, shelters your body, and supports the world around us, through 100% organic and recycled fabrics. Their pieces are produced in the USA, where all employees earn living wages in safe working conditions. And, your impact is even bigger than in just the USA alone: with every purchase you make, they donate to environmental restoration and poverty alleviation projects around the globe.

Shop Fibre Athletics Online


Brook There

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Lingerie
Product Range | Undergarments, apparel, scarves, eye masks
Price Range | $32-$118

For your most intimate moments, you’ll love Brook There. They sort lingerie by size, price, and ethics. Want vegan-made undergarments? Want a pair of undies cut and sewn in Maine? How about a US-milled organic cotton slip? You’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted here, and we love their wireless bras and breathable chemises. Since 2007, designer Brook DeLorme has prioritized comfort and health in each of these pieces handmade in Portland, Maine. Feeling comfortable in your own skin will be effortlessly easy.

Shop Brooke There Online

About The Good Trade

Launched in Los Angeles in 2014 as a community for ethically-minded consumers, The Good Trade is an online publication featuring brands, products & ideas creating positive social change. 

The Good Trade was built on the fundamental idea consumers are collectively powerful and capable of driving significant social change through their everyday purchases, consumer preferences and lifestyle choices.

Our team envisions a world where ethically minded consumers vote with their everyday purchases for a world that is sustainable and free from forced labor.


18
Jul
17

American Made Shoes: The Ultimate Source List – USA Love List

Source: American Made Shoes: The Ultimate Source List – USA Love List

This is the updated list from USA Love List

American Made Shoes: The Ultimate Source List

The ultimate list of every brand still making shoes in the USA.

Everyone is looking for American made shoes. I admit, they are difficult to find, but  I’ve put together this extensive list. It contains brands that make all of their shoes in the USA, but I’ve also listed brands whose lines contain some made in USA shoes and some that are imported.  Always check your labels and look for Made in USA before you buy! (Sandals featured in cover image are by Mohop.)

We have Ultimate Source Lists for Men’s Shoes Made in the USA, Made in USA Work Boots, Hiking Boots & More, a Source Guide For Shoes Made in California, Made in USA Boots for Cold, Snow and Rain,  and Sandals Made in the USA as well. Check out our sources for American made socks too!

Our Top Picks for American Made Footwear

American Made Sneakers: SOM Footwear

If you think there aren’t any American made sneakers out there, think again. We’ve found SOM Footwear, shoes designed for an active lifestyle. The shoe’s minimalist design gives you the freedom and stability of barefoot walking with all the protection and support you need.  Each shoe is built with a specialized toe box and heel, so hard to fit feet get ultimate comfort.  All SOM Footwear is made in Colorado of the highest quality weather-proof materials.

Capps Shoe Company is 100% made in USA in our factory located on the border between Virginia and North Carolina in Gretchen, Virginia. The company has over 175 employees with an average shoemaking experience of over 12 years – its skilled craftsman are among the most talented shoe makers in the world. Capps footwear is approved for use by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Nexcom, and the National Park Service, as well as Police, Sheriff and Fire Department.

American Made Shoes: The Ultimate Source List

If you notice that we have missed your favorite American made shoe brand, please let us know in the comments and we will add them to our list!

  • Alden, men’s dress shoes, made in Middleborough, Massachusetts since 1884
  • Allen Edmonds, men’s dress shoes, casual shoes and boots, made in Wisconsin
  • Aurora Shoe Co shoes for men and women are handmade in upstate New York
  • Cade & Co, infant shoes made in Park City, Utah
  • Calleen Cordero women’s shoes are made in California.
  • California Magdesians, made in City of Industry, California
  • Carolina, men’s work boots (only select styles are made in USA)
  • Capps Shoe Company, men’s and women’s dress shoes made in Virginia
  • Chacos’ MyChacos collection that’s made Rockford, Michigan (other styles are not American made)
  • Chippewa Boots, loafers & rugged work & fashion boots for men & women (only select styles)
  • CYDWOQ, men and women’s boots, flats, boots, made in Burbank, California
  • Danner offers select styles of made in USA hiking boots, hunting boots, work boots, and urban wear boots.
  • Eastland, has a ‘Made in Maine Collection’ of shoes for men and women
  • Eliza B, youth and women’s flip flops, made in Connecticut
  • Esquivel luxury leather shoes for men and women are handcrafted by skilled artisans in southern California.
  • Footwear by Footskins, men and women’s moccasins made in Spring Grove, Minnesota
  • Frye, men’s and women’s boots (select styles only)
  • Gateway Shoes tuxedo shoes, marching band shoes, and uniform shoes are made in Missouri
  • Gurkee’s rope sandals are made in West Virginia. They offer any array of colors and styles.
  • Hathorn Explorer boots are made in Washington.
  • Helm, men’s boots, made in Austin, Texas
  • Hersey Custom Shoe Company makes customized sneakers in Massachusetts.
  • Hoffman Boot pac boots and leather boots are made in Idaho.
  • Island Slipper, women and men’s sandals made in Hawaii Island Slipper is listed in 10 Things We Love, Made in Hawaii
  • Jack Rogers Navajo Sandals, women’s sandals, select styles made in Florida
  • Jen + Kim, women’s heels and custom heels made in Los Angles, California
  • Julie Bees, Women’s Flats made in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Kamik, select styles of toddler and little kids snow boots are assembled in the USA
  • Keen has select styles of assembled in USA low- and high-profile snow and hiking boots for men and women available at Zappos.
  • Kepner Scott, infant and toddler shoes, made in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania Kepner Scoot is listed in 10 Things We Love,  Made in Pennsylvania
  • L.L. Bean, men and women’s boots, select styles made in Maine since 1912
  • Lucchese manufactures select styles of boots in the USA
  • Manimal, baby and unisex moccasins made in Brooklyn, New York
  • mohop. women’s sandals and flats made in Chicago, Illinois
  • Munro, women’s heels, boots and sandals made in Hot Springs, Arkansas (select styles only)
  • myAnatech, women’s shoes and sandals, made in California
  • Neil M Footwear, made in Wynne, Arkansas
  • New Balance, women and men’s sneakers, select styles made outside of Boston, Massachusetts New Balance is listed in 10 Things We Love, Made in Massachusetts
  • Newbark luxury women’s flats made in California.
  • Nicks Handmade Boots, boots for men and women all handmade in Spokane, Washington
  • Oakstreet Bootmakers, made in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oka b colorful ballet flats and flip flops are made in Georgia.
  • Okabashi, flats and sandals, made in Buford, Georgia Okabashi is listed in 10 Things We Love, Made in Georgia
  • Onex  women’s shoes are handcrafted in California.
  • Perry Ercolino, custom dress shoes are made in Pennsylvania
  • Pierrepont Hicks, women’s chukkas, moccasins, and desert boots made in Maine
  • Piper Sandals, childrens, men and women’s leather sandals, made in San Antonio, Texas
  • PW Minor shoes for men and women are made in New York
  • Quoddy boat shoes are handmade in Maine
  • Rancourt & Co, men’s dress shoes, made in Lewiston, Maine
  • Red Wing, work boots made in Minnesota (select styles only)
  • Russell Moccasin Co. boots and moccasins are handmade in Wisconsin.
  • Salpy Shoes  Truly artisanal shoes designed and built in a Los Angeles factory.
  • SAS (San Antonio Shoes), men and woman’s shoes, made in San Antonio, Texas
  • Scandic Footwear manufactures women’s leather and wood bottom clogs in New England
  • Schnee’s, men and women’s uninsulated rubber-bottom pac boots and hiking boots, made in Bozeman, Montana
  • Sbicca, women’s wedge sandals, select styles made in Los Angles, California
  • Sloggers, women’s rainboots, made in Gardena, California
  • Soft Star shoes for adults and children are made in Oregon.
  • SOM Footwear, quality athletic casual sneaker for men and women made in Colorado Top pick for American made sneakers
  • Steger Mukluks and Moccasins, made in Ely, Minnesota (These are like the made in USA version of UGGs! We love them!)
  • Sven clogs for men, women, and children are made in the USA
  • The Palatines, leather slingbacks, sandals and booties made in Los Angeles, California
  • The Vintage Shoe Company, men and women’s boots, oxfords and flats, made in Pennsylvania
  • Thorogood, men’s boots
  • Truman Boot Co., hand built boots, made in Colorado
  • Vere Sandals, men and women’s flip flops, made in Geneva, New York
  • Walk-Over, men’s casual shoes, select styles made in USA since 1758
  • White’s Boots, men’s jumper boots
  • Wolverine, men’s boots, made in Rockford, Michigan (select styles)
  • Zuzii Footwear manufactures shoes (sandals, clogs, sneakers) for baby, kids, and women in Los Angeles, California.

Our favorite retailers that offer Made in USA shoes

To make your American made shoes even more comfy, try Piggy Pillows’ flip flop insoles or American-made soft gel foot cushions from Body and Sole Comfort. Have we missed anything on this list of American made shoe brands?  Which is your favorite?  Share other American made shoes brands with us.

Disclosure: USA Love List received some products in this post unconditionally for review purposes. Our opinions are always our own, and we aim to write fair and balanced reviews to promo

13
Aug
16

Made In America: A Buyer’s Guide For Donald Trump

One of the biggest reasons for this blog is enlighten the public that we need to support buying items made in the United States. After 5 years of frustration, it is nice that this has become an important issue for this election year. I have compiled several very nice “Made in America” lists over the years, but I was surprised that one of the Presidential candidates actually compiled a quite competent “Made in America” list. Not only is the list fairly formidable, they supply the links to actually look up the company. The list is from Hilary Clinton. It informs people where to get US made clothing and furniture, while, at the same time, bashing her opponent.

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Trump couldn’t be bothered to find manufacturers in America, so we did it for him.

Source: Made In America: A Buyer’s Guide For Donald Trump | Hillary for America

Despite his repeated claim and desire to put “America First,” time and time again Donald Trump has told us he has to manufacture his products abroad. He says “it’s very hard to have apparel made in this country,” or that “they don’t even make the stuff here. It’s so hard to get.” No, Donald. Just no.

We can see how time consuming multiple bankruptcies and scamming small businesses must be, but really Donald, this is a pretty glaring oversight. It didn’t take us long to find over 100 examples of U.S. manufacturers and businesses ready and able to produce the same goods he makes overseas.

Scroll through to see just a few examples of the many American businesses Donald missed.

Ties

Where Donald Made Them: China
Where Donald Trump Could Have Made Them Instead: From Denver to Charlotte, we found 25 manufacturers producing American-made ties.

Boulder, CO | JZ Richards
Denver, CO | Knotty Ties
Fairfield, CT | Just Madras
San Francisco, CA | Blade + Blue
Monterey, CA | Robert Talbott Ties
Annapolis, MD | Starboard Clothing Co.
Detroit, MI | Cyberoptix Ties
St. Louis Park, MN | Pierrepont Hicks Tie Co.
Charlotte, NC | Ole Mason Jar
Mayberry, NC | High Cotton Ties
Pilot Mountain, NC |  Brown & Church
Bedford, NY | General Knot
Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Tie Company
Brooklyn, NY | Hickoree’s
Buffalo, NY | O’Connell’s Clothing
Long Island City, NY | Brooks Brothers
New York, NY | Collared Greens
New York, NY | Josh Bach
New York, NY | Mountain and Sackett
Ashland, PA | Gitman Bros
Philadelphia, PA | Commonwealth Proper
Rock Hill, SC | The Cordial Churchman
Fort Mill, SC | R. Hanauer Ties
Austin, TX | Fox & Brie Ties
Middlebury, VT | Beau-Ties of Vermont

Suits and Shirts 

Where Donald Made Them: China, Bangladesh, and Honduras
Where Donald Trump Could Have Made Them Instead:  From the site of the GOP convention in Cleveland to Reading, Pennsylvania, we found 33 stateside locations where Donald could produce his suits and shirts.

San Francisco, CA |  Blade + Blue
San Francisco, CA | Taylor Stitch
Fort Collins, CO | Blackland Clothing Company
Washington, DC | Read Wall
Chicago, IL | Hart Schaffner Marx
Haverhill, MA |  Brooks Brothers
New Bedford, MA | Joseph Abboud
Brooklyn, OH |  Keystone Tailored
Philadelphia, PA | Commonwealth Proper
Brooklyn, NY | Martin Greenfield Clothiers
Buffalo, NY | O’Connell’s Clothing
Rochester, NY | Hickey Freeman
New Orleans, LA | Haspel
Fall River, MA | New England Shirt Company
Bay Harbor, MI | Mettlers American Mercantile
Bozeman, MT | Mercer & Sons
Charlotte, NC | Ole Mason Jar
Raleigh, NC | Lumina Clothing
East Rutherford, NJ | Todd Shelton
Bellmore, NY | White Dress Shirt Company
Buffalo, NY | O’Connell’s Clothing
New York, NY | Jack Robie
New York, NY | The J Wingfield Company
Cleveland, OH |  Forma Apparel Manufacturing
Ardmore, PA | American Trench
Ashland, PA | Gitman Bros
Reading, PA | Bill’s Khakis
Philadelphia, PA | Collared Greens
Woolrich, PA | Woolrich
Cleveland, TN | Hardwick
Dallas, TX | Mizzen and Main
Houston, TX | Hamilton Shirts
Belleville, WI | Duluth Trading

Furniture and frames

Where Donald Makes Them Now: India, Germany, and Turkey
Where Donald Trump Could Make Them Instead: From Jasper, Indiana to Youngstown, Ohio, down to Norfolk, Virginia, we found 61 furniture and frame manufacturers right here in the United States.

Cerritos, CA | Villa Hallmark
Chula Vista, CA | San Diego Frame Manufacturing Company
Pico Rivera, CA | Camely Furniture
Ocala, FL  | Brick City Furniture
Berne, IN | Clauser Furniture
Berne, IN | Smith Brothers of Berne
Jasper, IN | Indiana Furniture
Jasper, IN |  The Jasper Chair Company
Auburn, ME | Thomas Moser
Portland, ME | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
Ithaca, MI | Craig Frames
Holland, MI | Holland Bar Stool Company
Zeeland, MI |  Herman Miller Store
Minneapolis, MN | Room & Board
Houston, MS | Franklin Corporation
Asheboro, NC | Klaussner Furniture Industries
Beaufort, NC | Beaufort Furniture Company
Conover, NC and Hillsville, VA | Vanguard Furniture
Hickory, NC | Bradington Young
Hickory, NC | Century Furniture
High Point, NC | Home Meridian International
High Point, NC | USA Salvage
Lexington, NC | North Carolina Moulding Company
Morganton, NC | Guy Chaddock
Rougemont, NC | Beaufort Furniture Company
Shelby, NC | Bernhardt Furniture
Taylorsville, NC | Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Bow, NH | Aubin Woodworking
Las Vegas, NV | Foliot Furniture
Granville, NY |  Manchester Wood
McConnellsville, NY | Cambridge Mills Furniture
McConnellsville, NY | Harden
Newark, NY |  Hallagan Fine Furniture
Archbold, OH | Archbold’s Furniture Company
Cleveland, OH | Rustbelt Reclamation
Cincinnati, OH | Frame USA
Mt. Hope, OH | Canal Dover
Mt. Hope, OH |  Homestead Furniture
Sugarcreek, OH | Swiss Valley Furniture
Norwalk, OH | Norwalk Furniture
Youngstown, OH | JL Treharn & Co.
Bristol, PA | Ace Designs
Freeburg, PA | Colonial Furniture Company
Gordonville, PA | Snyder’s Furniture
Millersburg, PA | East Side Frames
Myerstown, PA |  The Keystone Collections
Ronks, PA | Fisher’s Quality Furniture
State College, PA | Spectra Wood
Southern Lancaster, PA | Cherry Acres
Conway, SC | Johnson Furniture Manufacturing
Sumter, SC | Carolina Furniture Works
Collinsville and Martinsville, VA; Valdese and Mount Airy, NC | Shenandoah Furniture, Inc.
Dayton, TN | La-Z-Boy
Lexington, VA | Shenandoah Framing
Lynchburg, VA | Old Dominion Wood Products
Norfolk, VA | Sorrentino Mariani
Winchester, VA | Henkel Harris Furniture
Vernon, VT | Vermont Wood Studios
Ashland, WI | Larson-Juhl
Berkeley Springs, WV | Gat Creek
Huntington, WV | MacKenzie-Dow Fine Furniture

Barware 

Where Donald Made Them: Slovenia
Where Donald Trump Could Have Made Them Instead: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it? Well, something’s seriously broken when there are at least 12 locations Donald could have used to produce barware including Toledo, Ohio, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix, AZ | Drinique
Los Angeles, CA (& IN, VT) | Jacob Bromwell
Dayton, VA | LDA Creations
Cambridge, OH | Mosser Glass
East Liverpool, OH | American Mug & Stein Co.
Toledo, OH | Libbey
Monaca, PA and Lancaster, OH | Anchor Hocking
Columbia, PA | Susquehanna Glass
Mount Pleasant, PA | Rolf Glass
Kinston, NC | Lenox
Quechee, VT | Simon Pearce
Newell, WV | Fiesta

02
Jan
16

5 Women Run Companies – Making Products in the USA | Buy American Lists

Buying American List is a blog about “Buying American”. The blog had recently published a great three part series on Woman Run Companies – Making Products in the USA. The first one was published on October 22, 2015,  the second on November 17, 2015 and the third on December 29, 2015. It am reposting the first two articles here. For other websites that also stress “Made in America” see my blog entry: Made in America Movement websites. Have a Happy 2016.

Source: 5 Women Run Companies – Making Products in the USA | Buy American Lists

5 Women Run Companies – Making Products in the USA

Flynn-Skye-Bae Romper

Writing about companies that have made the conscious choice to have their products Made in the USA can be eye-opening. Frankly there are an amazing amount of people who are creating a wide array of products and doing it their way. I love to read about how one or two people got an idea and put it into action. This posting will focus on women who have created a business that is making products here in America.

Sometimes these companies are small and sometimes they have grown into a pretty big business. I love to learn about how they did it and especially when they decide to give something back to their communities. You may have seen several postings of companies giving back to help others. I’ll include some links at the end of this article. Since I’m writing this in October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month I hope you’ve seen this one in particular. Pink for October . This started out featuring 2 companies and has grown to include 7 companies. Please send me more if you know about them.

There are many more companies that are being run by women that I plan to feature in the future. Here are the first 5 of many more to follow.

1. Flynn Skye

Designer Amber Farr created this line of clothing in Venice, California. Her clothes are about simplicity with an edge and are perfect to wear all day long. Whether you’re at the beach or going out for a romantic dinner these clothes will make you feel a little sexy and a little free.

She named the company after her daughter who she says is “the most magical, free spirit I know”.

I just love the look of these clothes and can imagine how they make anyone just a little bit happier when they slip on some Flynn Skye clothing.

Flynn Skye - Bardot Maxi Dress

Flynn Skye – Bardot Maxi Dress

Flynn-Skye-Bae Romper

Flynn-Skye-Bae Romper

2. The Mitten Company

This company grew out of a woman’ love of sewing. She didn’t intend to grow a business out of recycling wool sweaters into mittens. But once she got the idea, she ran with it.

The Mitten Company was featured in a previous posting and you can read that post here.

The Mitten Company-Red & Black Lambs wool

The Mitten Company-Red & Black Lambs wool

3. Handful

See Also:  Featured Company – Kiyonna, Plus Size Fashion

One thing that I’ve learned is that a companies website often tells their story the best. Here is a snippet from the Handful.com About page.

Handful was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2006 by fitness enthusiast, Jennifer Ferguson. After years of searching in vain for a good sports bra, Jennifer decided to channel her frustration creatively. She designed and manufactured what she (and a lot of other female athletes) had been waiting for…the “perfect sports bra” that’s versatile enough to wear from workout to weekend.
Today, Handful is a thriving business run by four women who share a passion for helping women everywhere lead lives that exceed their wildest dreams.

I love that Jennifer Ferguson, the CEO is also the star of the Handful Product Video. Check it out to learn more and to see that the 4 women running this business love to have fun.

Jennifer, CEO of Handful

Jennifer, CEO of Handful

4. Nikki Lund

Nikki Lund is a woman with many talents but the focus here is her clothing designs. You may know her as a musician but she also has a love of clothing and is an amazing designer. I recently asked Nikki if her clothes were made in America. Here’s her reply: “yes they are…. And I’m damn proud of that! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸” Well Nikki, we’re proud of you also!

Please also consider following her on Twitter to keep up with her multi-faceted career. @1NikkiLund

**UPDATE** Here is a link to Nikki’s new 2016 Spring collection.

Nikki Lund

Nikki Lund

Blake Shelton in Nikki Lund jacket

Blake Shelton wearing Nikki Lund

5. Swoop Bags

This is another example of where the creator can tell her story better than I can. Please read what Sarah Kirk has to say about the Swoop Story.

Thirty years ago, my grandmother gave my brother a handmade storage bag for his heaping pile of Lego® pieces. Years later, when my own son got knee-deep into Lego®, my mom remembered that bag and made a similar one for my boys. Friends would come over to our house and say, “WOW! Where did you get that bag? What a FANTASTIC way to contain the crazy Lego® mess!” The idea of Swoop Bags was born.

Today, I give you SWOOP BAGS – a re-imagined, modern version of the original bag my grandmother made. As a graphic designer who loves and breathes modern design and the busy mother of two Lego-loving kids, I sought out to create a bag that was contemporary in style, simple to use, and very well made. Large Swoop Bags not only make cleanup time a breeze, they also double as a circular play mat when opened up and spread out on the floor. The Swoop Mini is a portable, travel-size version – perfect for kids and families on the go. Who said you couldn’t take your favorite Lego pieces to the beach?

Swoop Bags are durable and designed to last using the highest quality 100% cotton canvas and durable nylon cording. We have bold, bright, fun colors to choose from and our bags are stylish enough to stash in any room of the house. Locally made in Seattle, too.

“Just SWOOP it up!”

Swoop Bag

Swoop Bag

So there’s a small start of what I envision will be multiple postings highlighting companies run by women. I plan on other similar series such as one I’m working on that highlights companies started or run by veterans. And of course the continuing series of companies that are giving back to their communities.

5 More Woman Run Companies – Making Products in the USA Part II

Kleynimal baby

One of the aspects I really enjoy about writing this website and blog is discovering companies that are making their products here in the USA. There is an extremely broad range of products and the businesses are spread throughout America. I’ve started a series of posts that feature companies that are run by women.

This is my second set of 5 companies (find the first one here) and you can rest assured that there are plenty more great American companies to be featured. In fact, if you know of a company that is run by a woman or women that is making their products here in the USA please let me know. I’d love to give their website a look and include them in a future feature.

Only Hearts

Only Hearts began in 1978 as a tiny boutique in New York City. They specialized in all things heart-shaped. Their collection ranged from vintage lockets to corsets and the store quickly became a destination for heart collectors.

News of the boutique spread because of their unique product line and founder Helena Stuart took advantage and expanded. She began designing a fresh take on lingerie as fashion, her inner outerwear concept, and ultimately the outerwear collections of today. For the past 10 years her partner has been daughter Kaya Stuart.

Only Hearts - Kaya and Helena

Only Hearts – Kaya and Helena

If you love wearing great sexy undergarments or you’re looking for a gift for your partner, you can find Only Hearts products on their website, in fine specialty shops and department stores, their 4 storefronts and of course on Amazon.com.

Only Hearts Organic Cotton

Only Hearts Organic Cotton

Kiyonna – Plus Size Clothing

This is another one of the great American success stories that we discover on a weekly basis. The short story is that Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi was in college and looking for an idea for a business. She ended up getting her idea along with a suggestion from her Father that was ahead of its time. But to really discover what happened, please read The Kiyonna Story which is on their website.

They have a substantial product line that is available on their website, their showroom in Anaheim Hills, CA or on Amazon.com.

Kiyonna Top

Kiyonna Top

Whether you are looking for cocktail dresses, separates, shapewear, swimwear or even that very special wedding dress, Kiyonna carries a variety of styles. And we’re not talking about just one or two items in a category. They have a large selection in a range of plus sizes.

Kiyonna Dress

Kiyonna Dress

Kiyonna - Wedding-Gowns

Kiyonna – Wedding-Gowns

Here are some links to take you to specific lines on their website or just head to their homepage to take a look around.

Plus Size Holiday Lookbook 2015

Plus Size Cocktail Dresses

Plus Size Wrap Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Shop

Perfect for the savvy shopper, save up to 75% off select styles! Newly marked down items added every week.

Kiyonna - Twist Swimsuit by Sorella

Kiyonna – Twist Swimsuit by Sorella

Tina Frey Designs

The pieces in the collection are focused on simplicity and function. Her works begin as Tina hand sculpts each piece by clay in her San Francisco studio. Hand made molds are created from each design and are used to cast the vessels in small batches by color. Each piece is hand sanded and carries a unique beauty that ensures the quality and integrity of each piece.

Tina Frey Designs

Tina Frey Designs

Read more about Tina in this 7 X 7 feature.

Tina Frey Designs Spring 2015

Tina Frey Designs Spring 2015

Her products can be purchased on her website, in many fine galleries and museums and on Amazon.com.

Kleynimals – Stainless Steel Key Toys

Kleynimals were invented by a Mom who began looking for a non-toxic key toy when her son started playing with her set of keys. She wasn’t able to find anything suitable and since she already loved stainless steel products she decided to create her own key toys. And, in the process she made a conscious decision to have them Made in the USA. What a win-win!

Kleynimals Key Toy

Kleynimals Key Toy

Meet Eli the Elephant, Gus the Giraffe, and Leo the Lion. They are non-toxic stainless steel toy keys that will satisfy your child’s desire to play with metal keys without the hazards of lead contamination, sharp edges, or the daily grime that come with the keys in the bottom of your diaper bag.

See Also:  Round House – Featured Company of the Day

Watch this video to learn more about Kirsten, the Mom, and Kleynimals.

You can purchase Kleynimals on their website or find them in many retail stores around the world. There is a product locator on the website to assist you.

Omgirl

Megan Fielding, the founder of Omgirl created her first yoga-inspired graphic tee in 1997 while working at the original Yoga Works, in Santa Monica California. She continued to create a collection of active and lifestyle pieces that matched the feelings of the yoga community.

Omgirl - East Coast Cami

Omgirl – East Coast Cami

The brand blends fashion-forward silhouettes and hand-dyed prints with functional, active and comfortable clothing.

Omgirl is proudly made in Los Angeles, California from fabric to finishing.

Because of space requirements, I am unable to publish the article but there is the link to part 3 of 5 more Woman Run Companies – Making Products in the USA

26
Aug
15

Brand New USA: The Made In America List

Brand New USA: The Made In America List.

I have just discovered another “Made in USA” listing. This one is called Brand New USA. This website is a directory displaying the products and the websites that carry the products. Naturally, they are all made in the USA. And these products can be found through the Internet only.  They are divided into ten different categories: apparel, sports, gear, house, accessories, kitchen, beauty, food and drink, kids and pets. When clicking on the categories, there is a moderate amount of items that can be seen by scrolling down. Brand New USA also has a nice Facebook page.

From their Website Under “About”

We all want to help the local economy. We know it’s good for our community and ourselves. It creates jobs, and lowers our footprint. While it is unrealistic to shift overnight, actively buying 10-20% of our purchases from local businesses represents a huge boost.

At Brand New USA, we see the biggest challenge to helping our manufacturers being the availability of information. We want to make sure you know these innovators, and the breadth of their creativity. When you see their passion and vision, we know you will want to support them.

proudly made in the USA

We have built a Directory of Local Manufacturers so that you can find high quality products made in your community, your region, your country.

We need your help as well: if you like your local manufacturers, tell us about them!

Stephan is an Engineer who became a Web Producer for Fortune 100 companies as the Internet rose exponentially. He kept is passion for the innovative ideas that come with designing and actually making products.
This project is a way to get consumers connected to the creation process and informed on the techniques, distribution and impact of how products are made.

Leslie’s passion for manufacturing stems from her belief that it provides more than good wages: it also fosters creativity and innovation while supporting economic growth. The daughter of a manufacturing worker, Leslie has devoted her career to supporting community and business development programs. She was appointed to Executive Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses (IMB), where she led the City’s effort to help businesses start, operate, and grow.

Why US Manufacturers

Support people around you
Buying goods manufactured in your city, region, or country is the best way to support the community you live in. You are helping the innovators, the workers, the office managers stay in business. They earn a living, and taxes are funneled back into local services. Buying locally helps your immediate neighborhood.

“48 cents of every dollar spent locally goes back into the community” — Civic Economics
Buying American creates jobsCompanies grow their workforce.
Buying from companies who build their products in the country keeps jobs here. Companies you buy from are able to keep and grow their workforce. Creating jobs starts with every one of us buying more goods created and produced here.

“Local businesses have generated 65% of new jobs over the past 17 years” — Small Business Administration

 

 

 

 

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Another good listing that I recently blogged about is Homerica. Homerica is a website and directory to help you find things for your home (made in the USA) whether it is building supplies, decorations, furnishings, appliances or furniture. It has a nice selection of US made appliances.

To see other listings like these, see my link: Best Made in USA Movement Websites.

08
Mar
15

list of made in America products from obviousamerica

obvilist – obviousamerica.

I just love lists. This list is from Obvious America. This great list shows companies that manufacture things here in the USA. What is so great about this list is that they have all the links which are placed alphabetically, but it also lists where they are made.

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Welcome to the Obvilist.  A collection of the best companies that make and/or support Made in USA products.  You can sort by Name, Category, Specialty, City and State… or just click on every single one.  Trust us, it’s fun.

Don’t see your company?  Email us at contact@obviousamerica.com to get on the Obvilist.

 

24
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.

 

 




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