Tomorrow, I will share highlights from our fantastic speaker panel discussions - you will love them.
Our American Made Honoree displays were set-up near the entrance to our clerestory. Business descriptions and start-up stories were included, so visitors could learn from their entrepreneurial paths.
Among our Honorees, Stony Creek Colors – founded with the goal of transforming denim and replacing synthetic petroleum-based dyes with sustainable colorants. http://stonycreekcolors.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
21C Museum Hotels is a boutique hotel group designed by two art collectors and preservationists, who use art, hospitality and local food to help prevent urban sprawl and revitalize neighborhoods. http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Loki Fish Company is a family-owned and operated sustainable fishery based in Seattle, Washington. http://www.lokifish.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Uplands Cheese is owned by two families who began as apprentices and managers at the creamery and continued the practices of making supreme quality cheeses. https://www.uplandscheese.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm turned a six-thousand square foot warehouse rooftop into a vibrant organic farm where she raises bees, chickens and grows vegetables and flowers. http://rooftopfarms.org
Harry’s Berries is a strawberry farm on the banks of California’s Santa Clara River – it produces more than a million plump, fragrant, organic strawberries a year. http://www.harrysberries.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
M&S Schmalberg Flowers crafts handmade floral embellishments from its showroom in New York City. http://www.customfabricflowers.com
Girls Who Code has a mission to close the gender gap in the digital world by teaching and networking girls who are passionate about technology. https://girlswhocode.com
Sweetgreen focuses on building healthier communities from the seed to the store by working with local growers to create seasonal menus wherever their shops are located. Sweetgreen provided lunch for our attendees – a selection of organic, and tasty salads – everyone loved them! https://girlswhocode.com
Honoree NYCitySlab is dedicated to saving fallen trees and recycling the wood. This beautiful log bench stirred lots of conversation during the event! A sign was added inviting attendees to “Please Sit on Me”. http://www.nycityslab.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
At every Summit, we designate part of our office space to shop vendors – it’s a great opportunity for guests to get ahead on their holiday shopping. Thanks goes to Handmade at Amazon for supporting handmade, locally-based artisans and small business owners. Handmade at Amazon presented our shop this year. https://www.facebook.com/marthastewart/videos/vb.32864016288/10154670538386289/?type=2&theater
These shoppers are ready with their bags! (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Learn the fascinating story behind The Caliber Collection: http://shop.calibercollection.com/
This is Claudia Phillips from Cherapy. Her therapeutic heat pillows are an all natural way to ease the aches and pains caused by busy lives. http://www.cherapy.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Here are Jenny Schnaak and Sara Englehart of Spoonflower, which focuses on empowering individuals to create on-demand, custom-designed textiles. Thank you, Spoonflower, for printing the banners on fabric all around the event area, including the Amerian Made sign above the main stage! Spoonflower was a winner in our 2013 American Made Awards. http://www.spoonflower.com/ (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Ed Roth of Stencil1 entertained and educated attendees on the art of stenciling. http://www.stencil1.com
Julie Nolan Jewelry offers clean, modern designs that are perfect for dress-up or dress down. I particularly like the faux bois rings and bracelets. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Julie-Nolan-Jewelry
Here are James Zimmerman and Daniel Spelman Hayden of Flour Mills – a family owned business that is devoted to making the freshest and most flavorful flours from the world’s oldest varieties of wheat. Hayden Flour Mills was one of our 2014 American Made Honorees. http://www.haydenflourmills.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
We’ve known Sweet Dani B for many years. Dani has appeared on my television and radio shows with her sweet and sweetly decorated cookies. http://sweetdanib.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
These cookies are colorful and delicious.
Here is The Shop Rag Shirt by The Goodspeed Company. To learn more about this company, as well as the Merrow Sewing machine that was used to sew these shirts, visit MakersFinders. http://makersfinders.com/
Here are a few lovely handmade items Michele Varian offers in her boutique, www.michelevarian.com
Anthony Maxwell NY sells hats and hair accessories for everyday use and special occasions. I have one of Anthony’s hats! http://anthonymaxwell.com/
Here is Anthony advising a shopper on how to attach one of his beautiful headpieces for an upcoming special event.
Olive and Poppy offers giftable jewelry and accessories made out of wine barrels. http://oliveandpoppy.com/
Senior brand relations manager, Kimberly Dumer, Allison Axdorff, marketing manager at Handmade at Amazon, and Jaclyn LeBre, category manager at Handmade at Amazon
Here is one of the long-time participants and members of our American Made family, Maptote. www.maptote.com
80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch was one of our 2015 finalists in Style. The company strives to create luxurious, vitamin rich plant extracts and botanicals from all natural elements found near the McEvoy ranch. https://www.mcevoyranch.com/
Early in the day, Hannah Milman and Kim hosted a special Facebook LIVE to show all our wonderful vendors to our Facebook audience. Hannah specializes in discovering up-and-coming crafters across the country and has been instrumental in bringing so many talented makers to American Made.
Former MSLO employee and expert crafter, Cynthia Treen, returns to share her newest stitching kit products from her business, Threadfollower. www.threadfollower.com
Custom shaped cutting boards and cheese boards, plus muddlers, cake stands and other unique pieces from Heirloom were very popular. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/AHeirloom-INC
Karmalit Candles is one of our great candle makers on Handmade at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Karma-Lit?ref=hnd_dp_smp
Two of our dedicated vendors, and winners from our first American Made event, Mystic Knotwork’s Matt and Jill Beaudoin. Matt and Jill have attended all our American Made Summits. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/MysticKnotwork
These are some of the decorative items they create using traditional knot-tying techniques.
The Neighborgoods’ Jodi Kostelnick, designs and screen-prints her original artwork on dish towels, onesies, etc. She is just one of the many makers in our American Made storefront on Handmade at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/TheNeighborgoods
Margaux and Walter Kent of Peg + Awl use reclaimed materials to make desk caddies, jewelry, waxed canvas bags and more. https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Peg–Awl?ref=hnd_dp_smp
I purchased several of the green faux bois candles for my Green Room at the farm. Stick Candles has a beautiful array of colored faux bois candlesticks. www.amazon.com/handmade/Stick-Candles
Sesame Letterpress is another one of my favorite American Made stationery companies – thank you to owner Breck Hockstetter and her team for spending the day with us. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Sesame-Letterpress
Winter Water Factory’s adorable knits for kiddies http://www.winterwaterfactory.com/
Here is Kim Dumer with Rosa O. Clifford of ROC Paper Scissors, who makes whimsical, handcrafted paper art cards for every occasion. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/ROCpaperscissors
This is Julie Knight of JAK Pot Studios. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/JAK-POT-Studio
This is Iwona Ludyga Design – so many shoppers stopped by Iwona Mazor’s beautiful display. You may purchase her items on Handmade at Amazon – all made in USA. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/ILD-Inc?ref=hnd_dp_smp
Rebel Nell was one of the several Detroit-based makers who made the journey to be with us at the Summit. http://www.rebelnell.com/
This is Amagansett Sea Salt www.AmagansettSeaSalt.com
Nancy Loboz of PARCEL http://www.amazon.com/handmade/PARCEL?ref=hnd_dp_smp
Rachel Borello Carroll of Yarnigans and her husband, Mark Carroll. I loved their beautifully made teddy bears. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Yarnigans
Yarnigans’ adorable knit creatures were among the biggest sellers in our storefront on Handmade at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Yarnigans
For well-made leather goods and ideal Christmas gifts for dad, look at the wonderful items at Todder. www.todderusa.com. Many of my employees bought belts and key fobs from Ted Harriss and nautical-inspired bracelets from sister Bridget Harriss of Sailormade. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Sailormade
Bridget Harrisses’ Sailormade bracelets were a big hit. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Sailormade.
These are the striking beaded bracelets by Etkie. https://www.etkie.com/
Bon Bon Bon chocolate owner Alex Clark and manager Jessica Boroniec made their way from Detroit to make sure our attendees got their chocolate fix! http://www.bonbonbon.com/
This beautiful display was made by 1 Hotels, which served as the Official Hotel Sponor of American Made. Thank you 1Hotels Central Park.
Here is entrepreneur and “Trash is for Tossers” blogger, Lauren Singer, who is also founder of The simply Co., which makes toxin free sustainable cleaning products. http://thesimplyco.com
Write Notepads & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland joined us once again for this year’s event. Thank you for the beautiful custom notebooks owner Chris Rothe and his team made for all of our attendees to take home as a memory of our fifth American Made Summit.
McClure’s Pickles – happy to see you again this year! Pickles are truly one of my favorite foods. https://mcclures.com/. Thanks to owners Bob McClure and Joe McClure for providing samples and bags of chips to attendees!
Here are Jake Ahles and Max Block from The FareTrade. www.TheFareTrade.com
We also displayed our new Martha & Marley Spoon meal kits, with our first-ever holiday special Thanksgiving box, complete with all the ingredients you need to cook the year’s most important meal. https://marleyspoon.com/martha-stewart
Our Martha Stewart Cafe pop-up booth was open all day providing guests with cups of Martha’s Blend coffees and teas. I was so happy to see everyone enjoying our cafe drinks. Don’t forget, you can also buy your favorite Martha Stewart coffees and teas online. http://www.marthastewartcafe.com
I was so pleased to host this year’s American Made Summit – it was such a wonderful event for aspiring makers, and already established business owners ready to expand their companies.