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05
May
17

BGREEN | ORGANIC. FAIR TRADE. MADE IN USA.

BGreen

B Green has been at the top of the list when anybody asks: Where can I buy under garments made in the USA? 98% of underwear is made in the USA, and over the years many US companies have off-shored their operations to China. B Green is great in many ways: 1) It is organic – better for the planet and better for your own heath – that is if you believe that foreign made factories put chemicals into your clothing which is absorbed by your body; 2) is very high quality – which means it will last for years; and 3) B Green is not an over-producer that floods the planet with over supplied products that eventually fill our landfills. B Green are great looking and the most comfortable  underwear I have ever owned. They make under garments for both men and women.

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Organic, Fair Trade, Made in the USA apparel made with your comfort and our planet in mind, inhouse the first and only Fair Trade Certified factory.

Source: BGREEN | ORGANIC. FAIR TRADE. MADE IN USA.

We believe that there’s no better reflection of our true selves than the way that we interact with the world. In short, we Are what we Do.

Our design aesthetics are governed by the belief that simplicity, elegance and comfort are beautiful, in fact timeless. we use sustainable fibers and eco-friendly production processes to reduce our impact on the environment.

We also believe that you can only get to a good-end, through good-means. We are proud to produce our garments at America’s First Fair Trade Certified factory. The men and women who make our clothes are a vital part of our team. By treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve, we strive to empower them and be a positive force in our community—local, national, and global alike.

We want our products to reflect our company’s values and we work hard to make sure these values are aligned with the conscious consumers we proudly call Our Customers.

We believe that there’s no better reflection of our true selves than the way that we interact with the world. In short, we Are what we Do.

Our design aesthetics are governed by the belief that simplicity, elegance and comfort are beautiful, in fact timeless. we use sustainable fibers and eco-friendly production processes to reduce our impact on the environment.

We also believe that you can only get to a good-end, through good-means. We are proud to produce our garments at America’s First Fair Trade Certified factory. The men and women who make our clothes are a vital part of our team. By treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve, we strive to empower them and be a positive force in our community—local, national, and global alike.

We want our products to reflect our company’s values and we work hard to make sure these values are aligned with the conscious consumers we proudly call Our Customers.

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07
Feb
16

Why This Super Bowl Will Truly Be American-Made

Just in time for Super Bowl L. (It does look kind of funny instead of Super Bowl 50, but Super Bowl 50 doesn’t look much better). Levi’s Stadium is proof that everyone wins with American-made steel.

Source: Why This Super Bowl Will Truly Be American-Made | Alliance for American Manufacturing

Why This Super Bowl Will Truly Be American-Made

Levi’s Stadium is proof that everyone wins with American-made steel.

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will do battle in the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl this Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

And Super Bowl 50 may be the most American of all NFL championships, in part because of the place where it will be played. That’s because Levi’s Stadium was constructed using nearly all American manufactured and fabricated steel.

“I don’t have an exact number, but the steel is pretty close to 100 percent American made,” said Tim Salak, the project manager for SME Steel Contractors.  “All of the major structural steel – rolled sections, wide flanges and channel — came out of Nucor in Blytheville, Arkansas.

“There was no Buy America clause for this project, but Nucor-Yamato in Arkansas is where we received all of the milled steel. That’s where we get the majority of our steel for every project.”

Not only is Levi’s Stadium nearly 100 percent Made in America, through a remarkable effort of teamwork, it was erected in five months and came in about $80 million under budget.

The stadium opened ahead of schedule, too. It was supposed to be completed for the 2015 season home opening for the San Francisco 49ers, but because of remarkable design team collaboration, the 49ers were able to play their 2014 home games in the unique, American-made structure.

The construction of Levi’s Stadium stands in stark contrast to that of the nearby San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. California officials opted to use Chinese-made steel on that project, which has produced many structural problems since its opening. It also ran over budget and took longer than expected.

But Levi’s Stadium shows the concrete benefits of American-made construction.

“Since we source our steel from Nucor, it really was kind of business as usual,” Salak said. “What was unique was the compressed schedule. The design team actually accelerated this schedule and it opened the stadium a year before it was proposed to originally open. So a lot happened, very quickly.”

Approximately 16,500 tons of steel were used on the structural side with a total of 23,501 tons fabricated to complete the entire stadium project. The erection of the stadium steel was 100 percent done by SME Steel Industries through Ironworkers Union local 377 out of San Francisco.

“At one point in time we had over 300 ironworkers on the site at the same day,” Salak said. “So we ran four cranes. This cooperation allowed us to complete all of the steel erection in about five months. It was a group and team effort. Everyone from the design team to the general contractor (Turner/Devcon joint venture) and the sub-contractors provided a true collaboration for a stadium of this size.”

The fabrication was a joint venture between SME Steel and Hirschfeld Steel at its San Angelo, Texas plant. SME Steel, located in West Jordan, Utah, is one of the largest steel fabricators in the American West and has a reliable supply chain available throughout the country.

“SME fabricated three-quarters of the stadium steel and Hirschfeld did one-quarter of the fabrication,” Salak said. “The stairways are all steel and our sister company, Southwest Steel, which is a subsidiary of SME Steel Industries, did all the stairs and miscellaneous steel on the project.”

The steel was milled at Nucor-Yamato in Arkansas then shipped by rail to Salt Lake City, where SME received it and began the fabrication process. The first load of milled steel arrived at SME in June 2012 and the initial load of fabricated product was trucked to the construction site by July 30, 2012. Erection began immediately and was completed on December 2, 2012.

Levi’s Stadium has an open design anchored with spacious entry plazas, Photovoltaic panels which produce electrical currents by being exposed to light and the sun and a green roof. The fourteen acre stadium features 68,500 seats with 9,000 luxury seats and the ability to expand to 75,000 seats for Super Bowl 50.

The structure is the first in the NFL to be able to resist seismic loads utilizing Core Brace buckling restrained braces (BRBs). There are 529 Core Brace BRBs built into the stadium. Core Brace is another subsidiary of Utah’s SME Steel Industries.

Through these tireless efforts of all construction crews involved, Super Bowl 50 will be truly American-made. Whether quarterback Peyton Manning earns one last title before retiring from football or the young Carolina Panthers continue this year’s dominance, there will be thousands of workers watching the game with the knowledge they had a hand in creating a spectacular American symbol.

Thanks to Alliance for American Manufacturing for pointing out this story.

14
Dec
15

.Star of Alaska – Poppy von Frohlich

Here is the newest offering from Poppy Von Frolich called Star of Alaska. Poppy Von Frolich makes only a small amount of coats. You have to pre-order the item, then they will make it and ship it to you. It was the way it used to be done, except you didn’t order it on the internet.

Link to Poppy Von Frolich’s website: Star of Alaska – Poppy von Frohlich

Star of Alaska

  • Star of Alaska is named and inspired after a historical ship that now rests in the San Francisco Bay in the Maritime Museum.  The ship, originally named Balclutha, has a rich story to tell; some of her cargo in the 1800’s included Scotch Whisky, wool, salmon and lumber.  I fantasized about her story to create my own Star of Alaska.

    Star of Alaska

    Star of Alaska

     

    Star of Alaska is a fitted overcoat with a voluptuous hood.  The large hood is interlined with cotton batting for extra body and it has a wide facing that folds back on itself so you can wear the hood large or more compact.  The front yoke has three deer horn toggles and the remaining of the front closes with hidden snaps.  There are front welt pockets and flat side hip pockets.  The subtle feminine shaping is accomplished by using narrow side panels and front and back yokes.  My goal was to create a classic toggle coat vibe with a Poppy von Frohlich twist.

    Extra details: flannel backed satin lining for extra warmth, soft leather for the toggle tabs and deer horn toggles.  I use classic tailoring techniques on the inside for a high quality polished look.

    Fit details: The coat has enough ease for a mid-weight sweater underneath, mid-thigh hem length, tailored sleeves and a large hood that folds back if you prefer a compact hood.

    Scottish plaid is cashmere!  So soft and luxurious.  The grey/blue plaid is 100% Italian wool.  Both fabrics are the highest quality wool coating.  The coats are dry clean only.

    Ordering details: There are two plaids available, cashmere scottish plaid and grey/blue italian wool.  I have a small amount of each fabric, after you place your order I will email you to get your size 0-14.

    Made in Sebastopol, California!  Made in USA!

    *****this is a pre-order!******shipping is scheduled for January 13th 2016

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