Posts Tagged ‘made in usa

11
Jul
18

Miakoda – Vegan Clothing Made in the USA

Miakoda – Vegan Clothing Made in the USA

Miakoda

Miakoda

Designer Julia Ahrens founded Miakoda on a maxim borrowed from Hippocrates: do no harm. Striving to protect animal rights, labor rights and the environment, Ahrens creates effortless pieces designed for easy mixing and matching. We love Miakoda for everyday essentials like sweatshirt dresses and flattering stripes, all made in the U.S.A. using eco-friendly, organic and vegan materials.

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Black leggings

$58.00

Miakoda

Black Slouchy Pant

$85.00

Miakoda

The Tee – White

$62.00

Miakoda

The Robe – Nude

$122.00

Miakoda

The Tee – Black

$62.00

Miakoda

The Robe – Black

$122.00

Miakoda

The Hoodie – Black

$158.00

Miakoda

The Bodysuit – Nude

$72.00

Miakoda

White Slouchy Pant

$85.00

Miakoda

The Slim Fit Jogger – Black

$92.00

Miakoda

The Slouchy Romper – Black

$110.00

Miakoda

The Slouchy Romper – Grey

$110.00

Miakoda

The Cardigan – Grey

$128.00

Miakoda

The Cardigan – Black

$128.00

Miakoda

The Brami – Black

$58.00

Miakoda

The Brami – Grey

$58.00

Miakoda

The Brami – Nude

$58.00

Miakoda

Full Moon Athletic Legging

$98.00

Miakoda

Half Moon Athletic Crops

$88.00
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Editor’s Note
Miakoda can be found on the website: Ethica which specializes in sustainable, vegan, fair trade and/or made in the USA.
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03
Jul
18

The Dos and Don’ts for an American-Made Fourth of July

Celebrate the holiday by supporting your local makers and manufacturers.

Get excited guys. It’s almost here.

The Fourth of July is upon us, which means barbeques, trips to the beach and plenty of fireworks. But whether you are staying at home or hitting the road, you can still celebrate the holiday in style — and support companies that create jobs here at home.

Here are our dos and don’ts for a festive Fourth.

Don’t: Support Sweatshop Labor with Your Attire

Red, white, and blue is the dress code for the July 4th holiday, and you’ll find plenty of options at your local retailer. The problem? Many of those festive-looking T-shirts, shorts and dresses are made abroad (cough Gap cough), often in sweatshops where workers toil in unsafe conditions. Not the kind of thing to support while celebrating a holiday that honors freedom.

Do: Outfit Yourself in Patriotic Gear

Fortunately, there are plenty of red, white, and blue outfit options out there that also are manufactured in the United States. Mizzen + Main creates men’s clothing, including BBQ-ready casual shirts, that are designed to “breathe, stretch, and wick away moisture” — and you can find them at retailers like Nordstrom. For the ladies, New Orleans-based Jolie & Elizabeth offers an array of pretty patriotic dresses, including lightweight seersucker for hot summer days. Accessorize with gear from companies like beachy Skipper Bags, flip-flops from Okabashi and Tidal, and sunglasses from Martasand Handmade Sunglasses. Looking for swimsuits? Check out Point Conception. Want something super patriotic? All USA Clothing has you covered. Still not finding what you’re after? Check out our Made in America guide for even more options.

Don’t: Fly a Foreign-Made Flag

There’s nothing that quite packs a patriotic punch quite like the American flag, but unfortunately many of the flags found in big box stores are made in places like China. Ditto for much of the America-themed party gear out there as well.

Do: Decorate with American-Made Flags and Accessories

Good news: It’s easy (and inexpensive) to find a flag that’s manufactured in the United States. Family-owned Annin Flagmakers have been making flags in America since 1847, and you can find their products at major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Amazon. Another option: Valley Forge, which makes its flags entirely of domestic materials. You can find their products online, retailers like Home Depot, and at flag stores across the country.

On the decorations front, skip the big box party supply stores and check out the online options from Norton’s U.S.A., which offers everything from party plates to fun tiaras. Amazon also is a good place to look for American-made party favors like these patriotic tattoos and mustaches.

Don’t: Host an Unpatriotic (and Potentially Unsafe) Barbeque  

Outdoor cookouts are the among the most popular events of the July 4th holiday, but do you know where the food you are serving your guests is coming from? The U.S. imports a lot of food from China, and given China’s shaky history when it comes to food safety, it’s probably best to stick to local sources whenever possible. Meanwhile, we can’t think of anything less patriotic than drinking an imported brew on the Fourth.

Do: Stick to Locally Raised, Grown and Brewed Sources

It’s a great time to find outstanding local food and beverages, from organic options at your local farmer’s market to the aisles of big chain grocery stores. Grilling out? Ball Park, Hebrew National, Oscar Meyer and Johnsonville are all American-made, along with Arnold Bread, Country Hearth Bread and Pillsbury Dinner Rolls. You can also find plenty of Made in America condiments like Guldens, Heinz, and Vlasic (along with many other locally-made sauces).

On the beverage front, big brands like Landshark Lager, Coors, Sam Adams, Blue Moon, Miller Lite and Milwaukee’s Best are all brewed in America — and there are, of course, thousands of options from microbrewers and plenty of union-made options, too. Not into beer? Big brand wines like C.K. Mondavi, Michelle, Franzia, and more are among the union-made options available in most stores; hard liquors like Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Bullet Bourbon also are American-made. On the lighter side, soft drink giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo also produce a variety of beverages on U.S. shores.

You can serve your guests those drinks in Solo cups, Ball’s Mason Jars, or Tervis cups, all of which are manufactured in the United States. Meanwhile, Fiesta makes its colorful plates, bakeware and more in West Virginia, while Liberty Tabletop bills itself as the only maker of flatware in the United States.

Don’t: Fire Off Foreign Fireworks

The Washington Post reported in June that one Chinese businessman is now the largest supplier of pyrotechnics in the United States — companies founded by Ding Yan Zhong have sent 241 million pounds of fireworks into the United States so far this year. That raises significant questions about the overall competitiveness of the overall industry — and who wants to celebrate a foreign monopoly on the Fourth of July?

Do: Pick an American-Made Firework

American Fireworks was founded by an Italian immigrant in 1899, and is still family-owned and operated in Hudson, Ohio. Black Cat also offers a variety of Made in the USA fireworks for your outdoor celebration, and Diamond Sparklers are a great way to light up the night as well. But remember: Safety first, and be sure to verify that it is legal to set off fireworks in your area.

For more American-made options, check out our Made in America Directory. Is one of your Fourth favorites not on the list? Let us know on Twitter via @KeepItMadeinUSA.

28
Apr
18

Poppy Von Frohlich – Hawaiian Dresses

Poppy Von Frohlich

Hawaiian Dresses

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  • Oh how the Gold Miner’s Daughter shirt keeps evolving!  She is now a summer dress, sleeveless with ruffles at the armholes, collarless with just the collar stand and seamed at the waist with a skirt that has a shirt hem curve.  Antiqued copper snaps, bust dart and gathers at the skirt.  The dress comes with a matching belt, the belt is not attached so you can wear the dress with or without it.

    Coral Hawaiian Swatch

     

    fit: the dress is a casual fit, there is ease in the waist for comfort and the waistline sits 1/2″ above the natural waistline.

    100% cotton, cut and sewn in San Francisco, CA

    This is a pre-order, shipping for the solid colors, blue hawaiian print and coral hawaiian scene is expected late May ***** Shipping for the black and white palm prints are expected in Jun

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About PVF

Poppy von Frohlich is a small clothing company in Northern California owned and operated by me, Trudy.  I design for a Northern California lifestyle; foggy coastal trail jaunts, redwood journeys, farmer’s market shopping, whale watching outings, picnics and child chasing adventures.

I have a degree in Fashion Design and after graduating I spent ten years nurturing my serious passion for pattern drafting and sewing as a freelancer for other small, local fashion and interior design companies.  The birth of my daughter in 2010 instilled the courage for me to make the move from freelancer to small business owner featuring my own designs, PvF was launched in the Fall of 2012.   I currently operate Poppy von Frohlich from my home while being a full time mom.  I design wool coats in the winter, cotton coats and dresses in the summer and pretty little things for the home all year long.

My business model is very unconventional; every six weeks I design a new item and sew a sample of that item.  I then post that sample on my website, I have a limited number of how many of that  design I will produce. Some items are made in local sewing factories and some are made to order by me in my home studio.  Everything is made in Northern California, USA!

Every design is draped and patterned by me.  All the samples are sewn in my studio and I do multiple fittings to make sure the designs are perfect.

 

Some very important facts to know
1. Some designs are in stock others are a pre-order.  Each description will clarify if the item is in-stock or has a wait time.
2. PvF works with a limited fabric run and a limited inventory so it is very important to take your measurements before placing your order. Please refer to the size chart page, if after checking the size chart page and you still have a question about fit please email trudy@poppyvonfrohlich.com.  In the event that your clothing does not fit I offer store credit and in some cases a refund.  Please refer to our return policies for further information.
3. I currently ship to all 50 states in the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.  Taxes and shipping rates are applied at time of check out.
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! 

Norman’s Printery

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

07
Nov
17

Bills Khaki’s Winter 2017

Bills Khakis

When people want to buy “Made in the USA” clothing, there are very few places that consistently have them, especially since American Apparel has gone bust. But, Bills Khakis happens to be a very dependable maker of men’s clothing made in the USA with an incredible selection: sweaters, dress shirts, casual shirts, T-shirts, jeans, pants, shorts, bathing suits and boxers.

Donagel Sweater – Garnet

Signature Check Sky Blue Shirt

Party Shirt

Madras Pants (on sale)

Buffalo Plaid Blue Shirt

Patchwork Shirt Tartan

Donegal Sweater Charcoal

The Story of Bills Khakis

It all began back in 1984, when our founder bought a pair of World War II era khakis at an army surplus store near his college. He felt that modern-day khakis paled in comparison. So he vowed to recreate this symbol of original American style for modern men.

What started as a garage operation quickly turned into a growing business. Today, Bills Khakis is setting the standard with our khakis and an entire line of Bills branded menswear, too.

29
Sep
17

Tori Richard Hawaiian Wear

Source: Tori Richard

Tori Richard

Aloha, Welcome to the largest Hawaiian shirt maker in the United States, Tori Richard. Found in many higher end department stores throughout the USA , plus 11 Tori Richard stores in Hawaii, Tori Richard is well known for its quality-brand textile designs. Well-made with fashionable and new innovative designs every year is what keeps this company chugging along.

The Beginning of the Story

Tori Richard Story Link

In 1953, Mort Feldman, a successful apparel manufacturer from Chicago came to Hawaii to retire. However, Mort couldn’t stay retired and, with his wife to be, Janice Moody and pattern-maker, Mitsue Aka, a seamstress, founded Tori Richard, LTD which was named after their son, Richard. They started with sophisticated women’s resort wear. In the 1960s, Tori Richard expanded with showrooms in Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta. They were also in the finest retail stores across the USA. n the 1970s, Tori Richard started making men’s shirts. By the 1980’s men’s shirts had eclipsed the women’s dress business. Mort Feldman retired in 1983, followed by some leaner times. Mort Feldman came back to Honolulu in 1994 with his son Josh. They started the company on a new path. Tori Richard re-introduced the engineered men’s shirt featuring front panel matching and whimsical prints. In 2002, Tori Richard re-launched its women’s line. Tori Richard has expanded to 11 stores on four of the Hawaiian islands. With regards to “Made in USA”, Tori Richard does still make a certain amount of its clothing “Made in Hawaii”. Overall, by looking at some of their stores and website, I would estimate that 15% of Tori Richard clothing is Made in Hawaii.

View Point shirt

Casbah Karley Dress

Marquises shirt

Paisley Palace Sadie Dress

Boat Day Aloha shirt

Shady Lady Lady Dress Pant

Quiet Village shirt

Fish Bowl Dress

Lei Maker Shirt (based on the 1989 design)

Oceanside Beachside Cardigan

Camelot shirt

 

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Brave New Look

Source: Brave New Look

Brave New Look

I have found this new on-line company that makes some cute stuff in the USA: Leggings, scrubs, T-shirts, mugs and jewelry. But before you buy, remember buyer beware. When you look at their clothing that is being modeled – please note that they are all photo-shopped – which means they will look different on real people. The leggings are thin and can be see-through with light colors, but then this is pretty much true for all leggings. And lastly, the reviews are less than sparkling. The typical complaint goes like this: “I ordered something, I was charged immediately and then it took many weeks to get the merchandise or I didn’t get it at all.” Maybe if the company was upfront and said: Once you order a product, we will start making it, and it will take 4-6 weeks before you will receive it.

About US (From their website)

The things we wear, own, and do make a statement about who we are to the rest of the world. Your look makes a statement, but whose statement?

At Brave New Look, we believe the message you share with the world should be yours, truly. Our team works everyday, and sometimes on the weekend, to bring you the look that’s perfect for you so the rest of your tribe can find you.

It’s time to be Brave. Take back control of how the world looks at you. You’re not alone.

Blue Paw Leggings

Chakra Leggings

Peek a Boo Boston Terrier Scrubs

Detroit Baseball Stitching Leggings

Bright Butterfly Leggings

Wine Now Run Later Leggings

Dental Hygienist Ugly Christmas Sweater




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