Support Local Makers with Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

The American Made Awards are in it’s third year, and we think this is a program that you should check out. Martha Stewart’s team has gathered makers from across the USA to participate in this patriotic, and talented, program. If you’re a fan of handmade goods, or artisanal pieces, you need to check out the American Made Awards

The American Made Awards is a program that honors makers within six categories: Crafts, Design, Food, and Style. Within each of these categories are sub-categories that dive deeper into different types of craftsmanship, whether it be fashion, pottery, or agriculture.

American Made Awards with Martha Stewart

The Martha Stewart Living team serves as judges (alongside Martha, who acts as head judge), and weeds through all of the American Made Awards nominations to select 1,000 makers who are considered finalists. Out of the 1,000 makers, only 10 will be award winners for the American Made Awards – nine judge’s selections and one audience choice. That means you can help impact one of the makers by voting on their profile to get their page recognized by the Martha Stewart team. Read more…

Shopping Made in USA on eBay

shopping Made in USA on Ebay

I'm committed to finding and purchasing American made products, but I love thrift shopping as well. Finding something at a great price at the thrift store is exciting; checking the label and finding out it was made in USA is exhilarating. Buying used … Read more...

The Power of Social Media in Reshaping Brand Production

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The following is a look at the amplified influence of the consumer using the power of social media. Lexie from Indie Source, a manufacturer and marketer of American made clothing, has proposed an exercise for us to grab the attention of major apparel … Read more...

Relax in Style with these 5 USA Made Adirondack Chairs

. Uwharrie Original Pine Adjustable Adirondack Chaise Lounge from Home and Patio Décor Center

Relax in style and support American businesses this summer! We pulled together a collection of five incredibly awesome Adirondack chairs, a chair with US history dating all the way back to 1903.  You’re bound to make your neighbors jealous with one … Read more...

Backpacks Made in USA: Back to School Guide

Backpacks made in USA Back to School Guide

Back to school shopping can be a challenging time for the conscious consumer looking for products safe, ethically made, eco-friendly products made in USA. Kids are heavily influenced by advertisements for products. Fortunately there are many fun and … Read more...

Time for a Made in USA Watch

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American manufacturing revolutionized watchmaking during the 1800s and early 1900s. Watches were previously made one at a time in England and Switzerland, a system that could not meet the demand. Manufacturers in the US improved the efficiency of … Read more...

Giveaway: Indie Gift Box

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A special part of embracing the made in America movement is discovering the handmade goods of local artisans. A handmade item is the product of the time, talent, and energy of an artist creating something they love. Handcrafted goods support local … Read more...