Monday, November 17, 2014

American-Made Cold Weather Essentials

Last winter was cold and snowy. Last winter was downright brutal. As a native Upstate New Yorker, you can call me an expert on knowing how to bundle up and battle the snow. If reports are correct, this winter could be just as bad. I've already been taking inventory of my winter gear and making some key purchases to make sure I am ready for it. For me, the key to good winter clothing is function first, style second. Thankfully, I've been able to locate items that both fend off the chill and are fashionable.

Here are almost 20 American-made items that I'd consider cold-weather essentials:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday Links

This month in news from the Made in America Movement: NPR's great series, China's rising wages, why American manufacturing jobs will require more smarts, J.Crew gets in on Made-in-NYC suiting, Martha Stewart's fave fall items made in Brooklyn, a great photo tour of Faribault Woolen Mill, Zady's American-made private label, LA's garment workers, the history of the American t-shirt, how US-made watches are now ubiquitous, and more.

Here are a dozen articles and videos you need to see if you haven't already: