Apple CEO Tim Cook says a line of Macs will be...
At a recent Senate subcommittee hearing, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “The product will be assembled in Texas…Illinois and Florida…Kentucky and Michigan.” Dare we exclaim a triumphant OMG? We do, because while Apple may not be moving all production back to home turf just yet, their newly re-shored laptop line is a huge step forward for the America-made movement....
Collection Spotlight: New Hampshire Board & Bowl
New Hampshire Board & Bowl’s Salad Bowl and Tong and Chop Salad Set featured in Made Collection. New Hampshire Board & Bowl is a small, traditional workshop that utilizes the skills of local craftsmen and women to produce handmade wooden gifts and kitchen tools. Using recycled woods whenever possible, each item is hand-finished with beeswax and mineral oil. Their exceptional...
Collection Spotlight: Areaware
AreaWare’s Star Spangled Spatulas 3Pk and Wood Star Spangled Spatula featured in Made Collection. AreaWare makes eclectic housewares that are both functional and unusual. Believing that an appreciation for all things beautiful is central to what it means to be alive, AreaWare has created a platform for young artists and designers to showcase their talent, as well as an aesthetic that...
Without further ado, the freshly redesigned, and properly populated, Made Movement site is now live! And recently featured in The Denver Egotist.
Today we commemorate the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
Country music wisdom
Get into Beer Mode, the app we created for the awesome folks at New Belgium Brewing (recently named one of the best apps for craft beer lovers by Weekly Pint).
Happy 44th Earth Day
10K in the USA
From fearless Paleo-Siberian nomads to enterprising Made Movement supporters, here’s to the best of 10K in the USA! We’ve surpassed 10,000 “Likes” on Facebook and cannot thank you, our loyal community, enough for giving this movement the momentum it deserves. As a token of our appreciation please use coupon code 10kStrong to get $10 off any Made Collection purchase of...
Collection Spotlight: Cary LaScala
Cary LaScala Mason Shirt featured in Made Collection. Cary LaScalas is a menswear line born out of one man’s hankering for a really great-fitting shirt made out of superior fabric. Believing that shirts should feel like they were tailored especially for you, Cary Lascala puts fit and form first. Their designs are crafted more closely to European styles and standards, with simplistic design,...
Collection Spotlight: Tradlands
Tradlands Sunset Button-Up and Western Addition Button-Up featured in Made Collection. Tradlands makes great-fitting button up shirts for women who harbor an inclination towards a more masculine aesthetic. Inspired by the diverse interests and tastes of their customers, Tradlands aims to empower women with pieces that are both classic, made to last, and most importantly, made for them. Their...
Collection Spotlight: Donn Mason
Donn Mason’s The Wallstreet Boxer and The Woven Boxer featured in Made Collection. Donn Mason treats gentlemen’s underwear as if it were the most important part of the male wardrobe. Established as a reaction to the stale, unchanging world of men’s underwear, they’ve been making the softest, best-fitting boxers and briefs there are out of their signature Modal/Cotton/Spandex blend....
Collection Spotlight: Goodlife Clothing
Goodlife Clothing Board Shorts featured in Made Collection. We know that saying “work hard, play hard” pretty well here (it’s practically tattooed on our foreheads). And, no boardshorts play harder than these ones from Goodlife Clothing. Made from materials frequently used in action sports like quick-drying sueded polyester microfiber and a mesh neoprene v-fly and matching draw cord, it’s...
Our first initiative with the state of Colorado is the most inclusive, collaborative and ambitious branding effort ever undertaken by a U.S. state. With Making Colorado, we’re tapping into the energy of individual Coloradans to build a brand for the state.
Made Turns One
Here, to celebrate our first birthday, is a visually arresting stroll down memory lane.
Collection Spotlight: Akadema Pro
Akadema Pro Baseball Glove featured in Made Collection. Brothers Joe and Lawrence Gilligan founded Akadema in 1997 after realizing that there had been little to no innovation in baseball gloves for decades. And when it came to improving upon the classic that is the baseball glove, Akadema consulted the people who knew the most about gloves: athletes themselves. Collaborating with baseball...
Collection Spotlight: CXXVI Clothing Co.
CXXVI’s Smoking Newsboy Tee, Now or Never Snake Tee and Statue of Liberty Tee featured on Made Collection. CXXVI defines vintage Americana in their designs. The nautical trinkets, 18th century fonts, and industrial imagery that are hand-printed on their clothing and accessories bring to mind a potent American history and sentiment that is hard to find elsewhere. Jon and Matt also...
Collection Spotlight: American Trench
American Trench’s Wool Herringbone Socks featured in Made Collection. After a rainy visit to London, American Trench co-founder Jacob Hurwitz returned to America in search of a domestically produced raincoat. Problem was, it didn’t exist. So Jacob and his friend David set out to make one of their own. Their first product, a trench coat, was immediately followed by a versatile line of...
Collection Spotlight: Locally Grown Clothing
Locally Grown Clothing’s Classic Knit Polo and Short Sleeved Gingham featured in Made Collection. Locally Grown is a clothing and accessories company with a focus on sustainability, traditional craftsmanship, and environmental consciousness. With an aim to create awareness about how clothing is sourced in America, Locally Grown embraces locally designed and manufactured clothing by...
Collection Spotlight: SnapLNX
SnapLNX Anchor, Screw and WWII Cent Tie Clips featured in Made Collection. SnapLNX is the maker of the world’s first tie clips made especially for skinny ties. Realizing that skinny ties necessitate a unique type of clip, SnapLNX uses cutting-edge technology and NASA-grade springs, so their tie clips stay perfectly flushed on any skinny tie without any protruding levers or edges. Their tie...
Agency Secrets: Gobags
By Rachael Donaldson, Director of Client Services As a senior level account person, part of my job is making sure my team looks flawless for presentations and in doing so our ideas come to life fully. I don’t want anything to detract from the ideas and how they accomplish the brief and the strategy. Clients look forward to these presentations and nothing ruins the moment like a sweating account...
Collection Spotlight: Bourbon Barrel Foods
Bourbon Barrel Foods Aged Cherry Bitters 2Pk featured in Made Collection. Slow, small and simple. That’s the philosophy behind Bourbon Barrel Foods, makers of the country’s most delicious gourmet sauces and seasonings. Based out of Louisville, Kentucky, and famous for their soy sauce, Bourbon Barrel also makes flavored sugars, vanilla extract, and sorghum products. Bourbon Barrel searches for...
Collection Spotlight: Peterboro Basket Company
Peterboro Basket Company’s Bicycle Basket and Ice Master Cooler featured in Made Collection. Peterboro Basket Company’s basket making legacy began in 1854 when Amzi Childs and Asa Henry began weaving baskets in Peterborough, New Hampshire. With a reputation for making a variety of durable, versatile baskets out of Appalachian White Ash, their small company attracted many and...
Behind The Scenes: Repair.com
Whenever you’re working on a complete rebranding and relaunch campaign for a client (in this case Repair.com), landing on the Big Idea sometimes requires a journey through just about every emotion. Sometimes you’re inspired. Sometimes you cry. Sometimes frustration drives you to wonder what your office chair would look like hurtling through a window. And sometimes, well, you laugh...
Collection Spotlight: Artex Knitting Mills
Artex Knitting Mills Buffalo Plaid Cuff Hat, Government Issue Watch Cap and Government Issue Jeep Cap featured in Made Collection. Artex Knitting Mills has been a family owned knitting company since 1926. One of the last great knitting mills in the country, Artex has survived the Great Depression, two World Wars and the dawn of a new millennium. For the everyday hat lover, Artex makes...
Collection Spotlight: Lodge Manufacturing Co.
Lodge Manufacturing Co. Mini 5” Skillets 2Pk featured in Made Collection. Founded in 1896, Lodge has created a legacy of quality cookware that has thrived through two World Wars and the Great Depression. Even during the hard times of the 1930’s, Lodge found ways to keep employees above water. Novelty items such as cast iron garden gnomes and animals were produced and sold to keep the...
We Made Mouths Water
This Heirloom & Fresh Basil Frittata is the most delicious thing ever. Which is why we immediately got out our Lodge Boyscouts of America skillet and proceeded to make batch after batch to satiate our frittata-starved office. Its durable, award-winning cast iron body cooked the frittata so evenly we had to wonder whether we, or Mario Batali, made it. There was none of that “I’m your...
Collection Spotlight: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Pendleton Woolen Mills Grand Lodge Bowls, Grand Lodge Mugs and Grand Lodge 9” Plates featured on Made Collection. Pendleton is a sixth generation, family-owned company located in Portland, Oregon. Since Thomas L. Kay founded his first woolen mill in 1863, Pendleton has been dedicated to making the finest and most luxurious woolen products in the world. All their designs are inspired by...
Collection Spotlight: Malia Mills
Malia Mills Naughty Nurse Slip and Good Nurse Slip featured on Made Collection. Malia Mills is the nation’s first swimwear designer that recognizes that not every woman is 5’10” and 115 pounds. After launching her first swimwear line in 1992, she’s designed revolutionary pieces made to highlight the individual beauty of each woman who tries them on. With a mission to fit the needs of...
Collection Spotlight: St. Pierre Manufacturing...
St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation Horseshoes and Bocce Balls featured on Made Collection. Henry St. Pierre was sick of getting stuck in the mud. So, he invented an improved gripping chain for tires. People loved them, so he made a company; called it St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation. Next came automotive tools, then aircraft parts during WWII. After receiving an “E” rating for excellence...
Collection Spotlight: Vere Sandal Company
Vere Sandal Company Josie Leather Flip Flops and Louie Flip Flops featured in Made Collection. Vere Sandal Company makes flip-flops that are better for your feet, and for the environment. Using multiple layers and densities of recycled EVA, each of their flip-flops is engineered with total comfort, support and durability in mind. Each model is also designed to eliminate nearly all the waste...
Collection Spotlight: SVILU
SVILU Navy Blazer featured in Made Collection. After working for Peter Som in New York City, Britt Cosgrove and Marina Polo founded SVILU in 2012. With a focus on sustainably produced apparel for women, Svilu seeks to readdress the fundamentals of women’s wardrobes by creating socially sensitive staples inspired by styles that withstand the ebb and flow of trends. Making use of eco-friendly...
“Five myths about manufacturing jobs” via Washington Post
A Very Stumpy Spring Break
Wisconsin Products Stump Cooler featured in Made Collection. It’s that time of year again; flora starts to exhibit vital signs of life after a long winter, birds return home, and millions of students descend upon the nation’s party towns in the name of sunburns, daiquiris, and debauchery. Ah, spring break has sprung. Spring Break is an American phenomenon that began in 1936 when Colgate...
Yes You Can
Win a Suit & Move Your Wardrobe Forward Many attribute Obama’s success to his vision, intelligence and poise. We tend to think it’s the suit. Specifically, the custom-made cuts of Chicago-based Hart Schaffner Marx. Obama donned their suits throughout his 2008 campaign for office and on inauguration day in 2009. Hart Schaffner Marx has been crafting American-made clothing in the same...
Camino Real, 1953
Skoop, here it is
Today, Alex Bogusky and Dr. James Rouse gave us the lowdown on Skoop, a company dedicated to fighting disease, inflammation and general un-awesomness with pure, clean and organic food.
Share a misleading label for a chance to win something actually made in America. A lot of companies want you to believe their products are made in the USA, without all the fuss of actually making anything here. Snap a photo of a lame American-made label. The funniest, most outlandish, entries will be rewarded with quality Made In USA products, courtesy of Made Collection.
Garment District, on the rise
“Eight Ways the Garment District Will Change Made in the USA,” via Racked
Collection Spotlight: Walnut Studiolo
Walnut Studiolo 6-Pack Frame Cinch, 6-Pack Holder and Bicycle Frame Handle featured in Made Collection. Walnut Studiolo of Portland, Oregon began in 2009 as a labor of love when architect Geoffrey Franklin realized he wanted beautiful leather accessories for his bike. But he couldn’t find them anywhere. They say if you want a job done right, do it yourself. He did, and suddenly Walnut Studiolo...
Made Fearless: Lynn McInnes, Archival Clothing
January 31, 2013 - Bogusky and Kieselhorst talk with Lynn McInnes, co-owner of Archival Clothing, about Made in USA clothing and their ability to design such a diverse range of quality products at a reasonable price.
The Honey Bees of NYC
Bee Raw Honey is a Manhattan, New York based honey empire, offering raw, unfiltered honey varietals to complement America’s gastronomical gamut. Boasting the most diverse assortment of American varietal honey in the country, Bee Raw uses honey sourced from independent and family-owned apiaries across America. Each of their varietals is made from a single wild or organic floral source, which ...
Super Bowl Showdown
What city are you rooting for today? Show your allegiance by supporting the goods made there: Dopp Kit by Blue Claw Co. vs. Tea Towels by studiopatro
We Are The 3%
Image courtesy of Modestics “Raise your hand proud if you’re part of the 3%. Inspire others to follow your lead.” Thank you, Linda Geiser, for your leadership.
NEWS FROM WOOLRICH
Woolrich sets new domestic manufacturing goals
Valentine's Made Here
This Valentine’s, show some love for America with Made Collection. Treat that special someone (him, her and/or you) to a gift made in the USA.
January 28, 1986
Today we remember the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger
Made Fearless: James Crouch, BIXBI
January 24, 2013 - Schiff and Bogusky talk to James Crouch, CEO of Bixbi (American-made, fortified dog treats), about his brand and recent recalls of Chinese-sourced pet food.
Hunter S. Thompson
“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.”
Collection Spotlight: Blackcreek Mercantile
Blackcreek Mercantile Trap Belt featured in Made Collection. Blackcreek Mercantile was founded by Joshua Vogel, whose experience traveling the world piqued his interest in working with wood. He opened up his first studio in 1995, focusing exclusively at first on furniture design and production, but later turned to smaller scale sculptural objects and wooden kitchen essentials. Blackcreek also...