One of my favorite reasons for hosting this yearly event is to gather dreamers and doers under one roof to recognize creativity and craftsmanship. As with past years, we’ll be announcing the 2016 Honorees at the Friday cocktail reception at the top of One World Observatory. This year, you have the chance to attend this fabulous event, and mingle with our editors and Honorees, past and present - just purchase your ticket to this very special part of the weekend now by clicking on the highlighted link.
Here are some of our past Honorees, as well as photos of the beautiful, practical, American Made products they offer. Some of our favorite Makers will also be part of our American Made Summit Shop - not only can you meet and learn from our makers, you can also show support for American small businesses through Shop purchases. I’m excited for the very full weekend we have planned. I hope to see you all there. Buy your tickets today!
Every year at American Made, a section of our space is designated for shop vendors – it is a great opportunity for guests to network with some of our Makers and dedicated entrepreneurs – and, maybe get ahead on some holiday shopping.
Custom state shaped cutting boards and cheese boards, plus muddlers, cake stands and other unique pieces from AHeirloom are always very popular. http://aheirloom.com
Each board is made of bamboo. Brooklyn, New York based husband and wife, Amy Stringer-Mowat and Bill Mowat, made their first cutting boards for their wedding and established their company in early 2011.
Clark’s Botanicals, a line of organic, botanically based beauty products for the skin was created by founder, Francesco Clark, a 2014 American Made Honoree. http://www.clarksbotanicals.com/
Clark’s Botanicals products feature Jasmine Absolute, a precious essential oil that naturally rebalances skin. It’s derived from nocturnally-blooming flowers, and is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating.
Paralyzed from the neck down after an accident, Francesco Clark defied medical predictions and began an amazing recovery process. One consequence of Francesco’s critical injury was a painful skin condition that inspired him to develop these effective skin revitalization products – Clark’s Botanicals.
Hayden Flour Mills is a family owned business that is devoted to making the freshest and most flavorful flours from the world’s oldest varieties of wheat. They were one of our 2014 American Made Honorees. http://www.haydenflourmills.com
All Hayden Flour Mills grains are grown by small Arizona farms. They’re herbicide and pesticide free, freshly milled, un-bleached, with absolutely no additives.
Heather Lins Home owner, Heather Lins, uses her talents in graphic design to create fun, eco-friendly home textiles and do-it-yourself craft kits. http://heatherlinshome.com/
Here’s an example of one of Heather’s DIY calendar kits. (Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux)
Heather says she strives to make her work accessible, beautiful and modern. (Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux)
Inspired by her great-grandmother’s own monogrammed collection, Jane Scott Hodges, started a company to handcraft heirloom quality linens and feature more contemporary colors and patterns. http://www.leontinelinens.com/
Founded in New Orleans in 1996, Leontine Linens works to preserve and reinvent true linens – infusing them with a modern twist and creating handcrafted linens that are durable and beautiful.
Little River Sock Mill makes women’s socks in all different lengths – from footies to crew socks to over the knee. http://littleriversockmill.com/
This is Gina from Little River Sock Mill. Her family has been manufacturing socks for more than 20-years at a small mill in Fort Payne, Alabama.
Each sock is crafted with pride and care, using the highest quality organic cotton and sustainable practices.
Hearth and Harrow makes hand-printed textile goods created from solvent-free non-toxic inks, natural textiles, and eco-friendly packaging. http://www.hearthandharrow.com/
Maura Grace Ambrose created a quilt making company called Folk Fibers. Maura uses all-natural dyes to color her favorite 100-percent natural fabrics for a look that’s one-of-a-kind and timeless. http://www.folkfibers.com
McClure’s Pickles is a pickle-maker based in both Brooklyn and Detroit, founded in 2006. Joe, Bob and the McClure family started McClure’s Pickles after years of making pickles in their tiny Michigan kitchen using their great grandmother’s recipe. https://mcclures.com/
Moss + Twig was born out of creator and designer Lisa Yen’s love of plants and nature. Moss + Twig terrariums are small, compact ecosystems that are great for small spaces. The products are designed with real materials in mind – just wood, glass, cork – and showcase nature’s beautiful living plants. http://mossandtwig.com
Here is a delicate and beautiful necklace from Moss + Twig.
One of our dedicated vendors, and a winner from our first American Made event, is Mystic Knotwork. These nautical knot decorations include doormats, key fobs, trivets and of course, bracelets. http://mysticknotwork.com
Mystic Knotwork has been making the original Sailor Knot Bracelet for years. Every knot is made in Mystic, Connecticut – all by hand.
Peg + Awl is a small family-owned business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The work is made from old things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, rebuilt into curiosities, keepsakes and useable, longlasting treasures. http://pegandawlbuilt.com
These Peg + Awl Marlowe Lunchbags are reusable lunch bags made from waxed canvas.
Pine Island Tropicals is a tropical plant nursery as well as an outdoor farmers market located on an island near the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. Owners, Gary and Donna Schneider, have operated this family-owned nursery since 1993, specializing in organically grown plants and vegetables. http://www.pineislandtropicalsnursery.com
Shinola works hard to bring manufacturing jobs back to Detroit, with products that are beautiful and made to last. Each bicycle by Shinola undergoes a precise, custom-level assembly. http://www.shinola.com/our-story/about-shinola
Shinola also manufactures watch straps using a combination of traditional labor-intensive methods and modern hi-tech custom-made Italian machinery.