Category Archives: Made in America

Ten! Hut!


I recently came across an amazing American firm that I felt compelled to tell you about.  Sword & Plough is the brain child of two American sisters, Betsy and Emily.  Born into a military family, Betsy and Emily grew up at West … Continue reading

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Stepping up to the table


I like to eat.  You name it, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, I love a good meal.  But I wanted to ensure that the forks and knives I use to eat my meals were made by Americans.  Imagine my shock when I … Continue reading

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Nice work Dwell!


  I have written about Dwell Magazine before.  Michela O’Connor Abrams, the President of Dwell Media, produces what I think is the best magazine focused on homes in their many shapes and forms.  I urge you to get a subscription … Continue reading

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Say it ain’t so!


  As I digested my Thanksgiving dinner and watched the Seattle Seahawks demolish the 49ers on Thursday evening, I started seeing the first of the Black Friday ads.  I can’t remember what store was offering them for sale on Friday, … Continue reading

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My new American car?


The son and heir has been kvetching constantly about his need for a car.  Up until this last weekend, we had two cars and he wanted mine, a 2000 Honda Accord.  So I have been thinking about a new car … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, I’m an expert


I drink alot of coffee.  Probably too much really.  I used to go to Starbucks because they offered free refills, but that policy was ended.  So now I go to another smaller coffee shop near my office for one in … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s how that works


It’s a pretty simple calculation.  Increased demand for American made consumer goods leads to more jobs for members of our extended American family.  To wit, the American Giant hoodie.  Since it was introduced in 2012, it has been flying off … Continue reading

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I feel so inadequate!


One of my most popular posts I have written over the past two years featured American made jeans.  Most every day around ten people who want to buy jeans made by members of our extended American family read that post.  I … Continue reading

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Oh they’re connectors alright!


As I have been documenting over the last two years, there is an American apparel manufacturing renaissance underway.  Firms like Jack Donnelly Khakis, White Dress Shirts, and Loggerhead Apparel, are producing amazing clothing we can all buy.  In speaking to the American entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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I’m all afflutter


It is a rather dreary, rainy day in Seattle today.  But the first day of Spring is less than a month away, so we are on the back side of winter.  Spring signals many things, one of which is birds … Continue reading

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