Okay, we’re just going to come right out and say it: Father’s Day is American-Made. W-I-N-N-I-N-G.
That’s right. In 1909, Sonora Smart of Spokane, Washington was so thankful for her dad that she pushed for an annual celebration of dads everywhere, dubbing it “Father’s Day”. Brilliant. Sonora started circulating petitions about it, and within a year, Spokane held the universe’s first Father’s Day on the 3rd Sunday of June. And, in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson made it national holiday. So, in honor of American-Made Father’s Day, we’re throwing our first ever Founding Father’s Photo Fest to celebrate the men who made America.
Explanation: So, we have this weird tradition here at Made where, every Friday, someone puts on a show about an American Founding Father or Female. Read on to find out how it works.
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. Manufacturing starts later this year. Read the full story here.
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 attention to detail, gives each piece a distinction that’s hard to find elsewhere. Webster, New Hampshire is where they call home.
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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 embodies uniquely American designs. Their diverse selection of designers make everything from home accessories to electronics to jewelry out of New York, New York.
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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.
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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).
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 $100 or more (good through 11:59PM on Sunday, April 21).