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

American-Made 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:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Partner in Crime

Lately, nail polish companies have been bringing back creamy brown polishes, hinting a bit at the hues I wore in the 90's. So it's no surprise that I am in love with this rich, dark chocolate nail polish.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Made-in-USA in a Box: Founded 1776

Today's post is another from my friend, Xochil. She's got a killer fashion sense and is deeply committed to American clothing manufacturing, especially in her hometown of Chicago. She has some great insight as an insider in the fashion industry and will likely be contributing every now and then. 

Here's her review of the Made-in-USA subscription boxes from Founded 1776 where everything, right down to the packaging, is American-made. 

I love getting packages in the mail, and subscription boxes feed that love of surprises and trying out new products and companies. I’ve tried the Birchbox, Ipsy and Fab Fit Fun. Recently I found out about a Made-in-the-USA box called Founded 1776. It happened to be just a couple of days before the release of their 2nd curated box, “The Paul Bunyan,” so I placed my order, and my box arrived within days. Here's what was inside:

Monday, November 3, 2014

Faribault Mill for Target

"Loomed in the Land of Lakes" -- The Faribault Mill x Target line of Made-in-USA throws, scarves, bags, and accessories launched yesterday. Faribault Mill style at Target prices.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

American-Made Things Loved This Week

What do a mug, a light bulb, a screen cleaner, a wine aerator, and a popular TV show have in common? Well, they were my favorite American-made things this week.