Saturday, October 12, 2013

American-Made Weekend Links

It's amazing how sobering the news has been of late. I am constantly reminded of both of what amazing and what tragic things are occurring in the world right now. It's sometimes hard to focus on the positive when there's a government shutdown, children are still working in terrible conditions in sweatshops around the world, and corporate greed still fuels so much of what we see. And then along comes something that just makes me smile and feel like the good really can overpower the bad.

Stay positive.

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

  1. From the NY Times (09/30/2013): "A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories"
  2. From the Boston Globe (10/02/2013): "The importance of being Ernest"
  3. From Furniture Today (10/02/2013): "60 companies to show in High Point's Made in America Pavilion"
  4. From (10/03/2013): "Style Meets LED – Phillips Luxeon® LED Street Lighting Is Being Installed in New York City Garment District"
  5. From Apparel Magazine (10/06/2013): "What’s in Vogue with Sourcing Trends: News from Sourcing at MAGIC"
  6. From Market Watch (10/08/2013): "Martha Stewart's Second Annual "American Made" Program Announces The 2013 American Made Honorees"
  7. From Hudson Made blog (10/09/2013): "Lathe of Love: The Rolling Pin Redefined
  8. From the NY Times (10/09/2013): "Manufacture New York Provides Production Facilities to Independent Designers
  9. From Racked Boston (10/10/2013): "New Balance Adds Made In The USA Gear To Its Roster"
  10. From Refinery 29 (10/10/2013): "Home Grown! 11 Labels Made In NYC"
  11. From the Alliance for American Manufacturing (10/11/2013): "Five questions with Josh Miller" [video]
  12. From the Toronto Star (10/11/2013): "I got hired at a Bangladesh sweatshop. Meet my 9-year-old boss." [+ video] 
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