Brands That Are Still Made in America
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74 Brands That Are Still Made in America

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Brands That Are Still Made in America
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Keeping Production Stateside

As the economy has become increasingly global, it's become steadily more difficult to find products made in the United States. For many consumers, "Made in USA" is a mark of quality that makes a purchase more worthwhile. In a 2019 survey by Thomas, around 62% of respondents said they preferred to buy American-made (and a more recent, but smaller, survey suggests that has grown), with more than one-fifth of respondents saying they'd be willing to pay up to 10% more for it. Although many popular brands seem to be stamped with "Made in China" labels, there are still companies whose products are made right here in the USA.


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Weber Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
Amazon

Weber Grills

$139 from Amazon
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The rounded shape of the Weber grill, which hasn't changed since it was first designed in 1952, has helped make it a recognizable fixture at many outdoor cookouts. Although Weber does make gas models overseas, all other Weber grills are made at the company's headquarters in Palatine, Illinois, including Cheapism's pick for best charcoal grill.


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Airstream

Airstream Trailers

$43,900 and up from Airstream
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Often associated with cross-country road trips of yesteryear, the iconic aluminum Airstream trailer is now the oldest luxury trailer in the industry (which means you'll find plenty of used models on the market). Its longevity is thanks in large part to the high-quality manufacturing processes at the company's plant in Jackson Center, Ohio, which still employs nearly 500 people. If even Airstream's smaller trailers are too much, there's branded clothing and accessories available at the online store.

Gibson SG Tribute, Vintage Cherry Satin
Gibson

Gibson Guitars

$999 and up from Gibson
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Gibson guitars are among the most iconic instruments in popular music, and the company is fittingly based in Nashville, also known as Music City. The company was founded in Michigan more than a century ago and now makes its guitars at factories in Tennessee and Montana. Prices can go well into the thousands for certain guitars on Amazon. The company went through a bankruptcy reorganization in 2018 and began a back-to-basics approach with good results; pandemic popularity has brought plans for a major expansion to its factory in Bozeman.


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Jar Candle Full Moon - Home Scents by Chesapeake Bay Candle
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Chesapeake Bay Candles

$6 and up from Target
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Chesapeake Bay Candle factory workers make more than a half-million scented candles each month for sale at popular retail stores such as Target, as well as online. But no longer in Maryland, as 125 workers were laid off there in 2019 so Newell Brands, the company's  owner since 2017, could move production to Whatley, Massachusetts — still made in America.

American Plastic Toys Gigantic Pick Up Truck
Walmart

American Plastic Toys

$26 from Walmart
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Staying true to its name for nearly 60 years, American Plastic Toys has resisted outsourcing its production to China, where 90% of toys sold in America are made — a figure that may be in flux with tariffs that went into place during the Trump presidency. The company employs 300 workers at five facilities in Michigan and Mississippi, and make toy cars, dollhouses, wagons, toy strollers, and more.


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Green Toys Sea Plane
Amazon

Green Toys

$7 and up from Amazon
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To date, Green Toys has recycled more than 80 million milk jugs to make eco-friendly toys that meet rigorous standards for sustainability and safety, not to mention durability. Relying on a local, all-American supply chain also helps it reduce energy use, Green Toys has become a top seller of eco-friendly children's toys, offering miniature toy vehicles and sorting sets that rarely exceed $30.

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Amazon

Aquasana Water Filters

$55 from Amazon
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Aquasana creates water filters to reduce contaminants in tap water while leaving behind helpful minerals such as magnesium and calcium. The company behind Aquasana, Sun Water Systems, has based all its manufacturing in Texas, meaning high-end filtration systems, including its adjustable showerhead filter, are completely American-made.


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Lasko Portable Electric 42" Oscillating Tower Fan T42951
Amazon

Lasko Fans

$68 from Amazon
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Lasko specializes in small appliances for heating and cooling the home. Although a few of its products are now made overseas — and Lasko motors come from China — the company continues to make many American-made products at plants in Tennessee, Texas, and Pennsylvania, including its sleek wind curve cooling fan. It also sells an oscillating stand fan ($32).

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Kohl's

Fiesta Tableware

$10 and up from Kohl's
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Fiesta makes ceramic tableware for humans and their furry friends in several colorful art-deco styles, including its "bowl plate" for use with any kind of meal. Fiesta prices start low, but opt for a larger set for the best value. While the company recently closed its East Liverpool, Ohio, plant, which means it's left the city where it was founded in 1871, it's still made in America — but in Newell, West Virginia.

Crayola Crayons, 32 Crayons
Amazon

Crayola Crayons

$3 and up from Amazon
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Every art supply sold under the Crayola label is made at the company's flagship factory in Easton, Pennsylvania — also the site of one of the company's extravagant Crayola Experience retail sites. An average day's production totals 13 million crayons alone. Prices usually range from $5 to $25 for sets of colored pencils, chalk, Silly Putty eggs, paint, and more.

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Socks4Life

$3 and up from Socks4Life
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Socks4Life isn't a manufacturer, but rather an online retailer specializing in socks made in the United States by other companies. Its selection is affordable — most three-pair packs sell for less than $12 — and varied, with sections devoted to thermal socks, boot socks, and even diabetic socks. The few non-American-made items on the site are specified in company product descriptions.

Goodwear USA Adult Short Sleeve Crew Neck Classic Fit
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Stetson Cowboy
Amazon

Stetson Hats

$43 and up from Amazon
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A Texas company founded at the tail end of the Civil War, Stetson is now the only company to make cowboy hats entirely in the USA, and it is also one of the largest hat makers in the nation. Still a cornerstone of Western lore, millions of Stetson hats are made each year in the company's 9-acre Philadelphia plant.

New Balance MADE in USA 990v5 Core
New Balance

New Balance Shoes

$22 and up from New Balance
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No other brand makes as much athletic footwear in the USA as New Balance. Each year the company makes more than 4 million pairs with at least 70% domestic materials. Look for shoes labeled "made in USA," which are often more-durable but priced higher. The company faced a class action over the claim that was settled in 2018, good enough for the U.S. military to sign a $17.3 million contract to buy sneakers for basic training.

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Zippo Chrome Lighter, Satin Chrome
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Benjamin Moore Paint

$43 and up from Benjamin Moore Paint
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Founded in Brooklyn by an Irish immigrant in 1883, Benjamin Moore now operates in eight locations throughout New Jersey that collectively make more than 3,500 paint colors. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Benjamin Moore's products are noted for their high quality. Prices for its gallon-size cans and other products vary among retailers.

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Oreck XL Vacuums

$139 from Amazon
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Many of the vacuums and air purifiers made by Oreck are made outside the United States, but its signature Xtended Life vacuum is still made entirely at its factory in Cookeville, Tennessee, even now that the company has been acquired by a larger multinational corporation.

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Pyrex Circular Glass Storage Container Set with Lids, 6 Piece
Amazon

Pyrex Glassware

$20 for a six-piece set from Amazon
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Pyrex was founded in 1915 and sold to Corning in 1998, but the new ownership avoided transferring American manufacturing operations overseas. Although Pyrex's metal bakeware is now made abroad, the oven-safe lidded glassware used to preserve many a leftover meal is still made at the factory in Charleroi, Pennsylvania.


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Lodge Cast Iron 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Skillet
Lodge Cast Iron

Lodge Cookware

$24 for a 10.25-inch skillet from Lodge Cast Iron
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Lodge is one of the rare companies that remain family-owned after more than a century of continuous operation. Its foundry in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, has been in operation since Lodge's start in 1896 and continues to make enduring cast-iron cookware in a wide variety of styles and prices. In 2017, the company fired up a 127,000-square-foot foundry adding production capacity in the same town.

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Dr. Bronner's 18-In-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, Peppermint, 32 fl oz.
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Dr. Bronner's Soap

$16 from Target
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Dr. Bronner's makes Castile soaps and other health products in line with the moral philosophies of its founder and namesake, Emmanuel Bronner. Its soaps, lotions, oils, and balms are all made in America with organic, fair-trade products, using traditional methods outlined on the information-packed product labels.

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Vitamix 5200 Blender
Vitamix

Vitamix Blenders

$150 and up from Vitamix
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Vitamix was founded in Olmsted Township, Ohio, and the company remains based there today, along with its manufacturing facilities and hundreds of domestic employees. The blender company, founded in 1921, now has a full line of commercial and home products available for purchase at many retailers and online.


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Sterilite Containers

$50 for six large clip boxes from Amazon
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From the same man who invented Tupperware, Sterilite makes plastic storage containers, as well as a host of other home storage products. The company's product line has expanded consistently since its founding in 1939, and it continues to make its products exclusively in the USA at seven plants coordinated from a base in Townsend, Massachusetts — including a major Illinois production expansion announced in October.

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Hanky Panky Lingerie
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Hanky Panky Lingerie

$20 and up from Hanky Panky
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Hanky Panky makes durable designer lingerie frequently touted for its strength and comfort, thanks in large part to the use of extra thread and stitches. All the fabrics used in its garments are knitted in the United States. Pay less than $20 for basic garments or up to around $295 for the fanciest silk robe.

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Smith & Wesson Guns

$629 and up from Smith & Wesson
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Smith & Wesson was founded in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1852 and grew into the nation's largest handgun maker, expanding its operations to include handcuffs, knives, and tactical law-enforcement tools (and is now actually called American Outdoor Brands). Its guns, made legendary by their use in the Civil War and by Clint Eastwood in the film "Dirty Harry," are made in facilities in Maine and Tennessee as well as Springfield. Prices start at $396.

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Wiffle Balls

$12 for a bat and ball from Amazon
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The lightweight Wiffle ball was invented in the 1950s by a former semi-pro baseball player who wanted to help his son avoid injury while practicing. His invention has become a staple of backyard ballgames since. Little else about the company has changed — the products are still cheap, the dimensions are still the same, and manufacturing operations are still in Shelton, Connecticut.

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Vermont Teddy Bears

$22 from Amazon
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As the name suggests, Vermont Teddy Bear makes all its stuffed animals in Vermont. Two factories make nearly a half-million teddy bears each year, making the company one of the largest makers of teddy bears and the largest seller by mail and online orders. The stuffed ursine friends are made with recycled cotton and guaranteed for life.


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Steinway Pianos

About $37,000 and up from Steinway & Sons
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Often considered the world's foremost piano company, Steinway operates manufacturing facilities in Hamburg, Germany, and New York City. The Queens-based factory supplies the Americas with the company's distinguished professional-level pianos, many of which cost more than $100,000.

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Hallmark

Hallmark Greeting Cards

$1 and up from Hallmark
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Hallmark makes almost all its U.S.-sold greeting cards and gift-wrap products at manufacturing centers in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois, which collectively employ about 1,800 workers — though there's cause for concern as chains CVS and Walmart start cutting back on card space, saying they're just not selling like they used to. Notable exceptions include any cards with recorded sounds or featuring handiwork such as beads and tassels. The company's cards and other paper products rarely exceed $10.

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Merle Norman Makeup

$12 and up from Merle Norman
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This well-known makeup company has kept its research and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles County since 1931. Although it expanded beyond the original Santa Monica studio, Merle Norman remains family-owned and committed to producing superior cosmetics, which are sold in individually managed "try before you buy" studios around the nation.

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Amazon

Anchor Hocking Glassware

$9 and up from Amazon
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Anchor Hocking has been producing its glassware in the USA since the company's founding in 1905. It employs more than 1,500 associates across the nation, most of them concentrated around its manufacturing plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Anchor Hocking has plenty of products between $10 to $40 marked with a "Made in the USA" label, except for a select few collections that are sourced internationally.


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Regal Ware

$570 for a five-piece set from Regal Ware
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You might already own a pot or pan made by Regal Ware, which has been making high-quality stainless steel and cast-iron cookware from its Wisconsin manufacturing facilities for more than 100 years. The company's products are sold under brand names such as Kitchen Fair, Lifetime, and Saladmaster. Prices range from $25 to $300.

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Fleabags

$125 from Fleabags
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Fleabags are American-made canvas bags designed to withstand even the most productive trip to the flea market. The brand was founded in New York in 2009 and already includes a wide assortment of unique bags, totes, and clutches ranging from $32 to $190.

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Harley-Davidson

$19,929 and up from Harley-Davidson
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William Harley and Arthur Davidson built their first motorcycle in Milwaukee in 1903. Since then, Harley-Davidson has survived countless rough periods and changes in ownership to remain an iconic part of American biker culture. The company and its manufacturing operations are still based in Milwaukee, and today the new machines sell for anywhere between $11,000 and $50,000. Last year the company said it was forced to move some production overseas because of tariffs imposed by other countries in a White House trade war.

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Wiggy's

Wiggy's Sleeping Bags

$160 from Wiggy's
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Based in Colorado with a secondary retail store in Anchorage, Wiggy's makes sleeping bags to withstand harsh conditions with contoured hoods and its own form of insulation, called Lamilite. No matter the temperature rating and fabric weight, every one of its durable sleeping bags is made at a factory in Grand Junction.

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Amazon

Gorilla Glue

$10 from Amazon
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The Gorilla Glue Co. is a family-owned adhesive maker whose heavy duty products — most notably its namesake Gorilla Glue — supply thousands of DIYers and woodworkers each year. Its glues, tapes, epoxies, and even skin-care products are made in America at its headquarters in Cincinnati, ranked consistently as one of the city's top places to work.


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O'Keeffe's

Available from O'Keeffe's
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Not to be confused with Gorilla Glue's O'Keeffe skincare line, O'Keeffe's is a design company specializing in leakproof skylight installations, fire-rated glass, square rung ladders, and other aluminum building products. The company relies on in-house research and development for its products and makes them through computer-integrated manufacturing at a Brisbane, California, headquarters.

Vermont Castings Encore Wood Burning Stove
Vermont Castings

Vermont Castings

$3,679 from Vermont Castings
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There's something rustic and timeless about the Green Mountain State, and the same goes for this line of cast iron wood stoves that bears its name. Since 1979, Vermont Castings has been making energy-conserving wood and gas stoves as well as smaller wood burning inserts from its foundries in Randolph and Bethel with varied, "furniture-quality" designs to suit your home decor.

Red Land Cotton Basic Sheet Set, Natural
Red Land Cotton

Red Land Cotton

$215 and up from Red Land Cotton
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Red Land Cotton isn't just a name — rather it comes from the North Alabama red soil on which the Yeager family grows the cotton used to make its lines of bed sheets and bath towels. Red Land Cotton continues the American South's rich textile history using sustainable growing techniques and a custom gin to make reasonably priced linens that can truly be called farm-to-home. Recently it finished construction of a 25,000-square-foot warehouse, store, and distribution center.

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Da Vinci Paint

$20 from Da Vinci Paint
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With roots extending back to Italy, the Da Vinci Paint Co. was founded in Southern California in 1975 and gained an edge over competitors by virtue of its raw materials and larger paint tubes sold at comparable prices. The pigment ingredients may come from all over, but Da Vinci's oil, acrylic, and gouache paints have always been handmade in California.

Shinola The Traveler 42mm Watch
Shinola

Shinola Watches

$325 and up from Shinola
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Previously a brand of shoe polish, the name Shinola now belongs to a Detroit luxury-goods maker specializing in watches, each of which comes with a lifetime guarantee, as well as bicycles and leather goods. Though dinged by the FTC for using Swiss and other imported parts, the watches are still fully assembled in the United States, with other products and materials sourced through manufacturing partners in Ann Arbor and Wisconsin. As of December, it's guaranteed the watch straps are pure Detroit.


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GO-KOT Premium Camping Cot w/Carrying Bag, Coyote
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GO-KOT

$189 from GO-KOT
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Made in Alabama from U.S.-sourced raw materials, the GO-KOT is a premier solution for anyone who enjoys camping with comfort but would prefer not to lug around a bulky air mattress. It's a lightweight nylon cot, adding only 10 pounds to a pack while supporting 350 pounds. It disassembles in one minute's time, too.

Polarmax Merino Wool Crewneck, Men's
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Polarmax

$8 and up from Amazon
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Polarmax specializes in providing comfortable base-layer clothing for any condition, and devotes considerable resources to developing breathable, moisture-proof performance fabrics. Its vertical business structure means all manufacturing and shipping activities take place within a 30-mile radius of its headquarters in West End and Candor, North Carolina, partnering with numerous outdoor retailers to sell products across the nation.

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Emerson Creek Pottery

Emerson Creek Pottery

$127 from Emerson Creek Pottery
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Emerson Creek Pottery continues a long tradition of American-made ceramics with handcrafted microwave and oven-proof wares that have been featured in venues as storied as Monticello and Mount Vernon. Its nontoxic, sustainably make pottery is all locally made near its retail shop in Bedford, Virginia, a rustic setting with log walls and an original fireplace befitting this colonial pastime.

Cobalt Creek Rugs, Shoot Me Straight, Gray
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Cobalt Creek Rugs

$125 and up from Cobalt Creek Rugs
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Cobalt Creek makes rugs in a style they call "Rustic Redefined," using premium nylon to create designs that look modern while harkening back to frontier history with Native American-inspired patterns and forest scenery. Its richly varied but always aesthetically pleasing rugs are designed by Americans and made on American machines, and are available for purchase online.

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Green Earth Technologies

$8 and up from Amazon
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This "purpose-driven" company based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, strives to provide consumers a green alternative to standard motor oils without sacrificing anything in value or performance. Green Earth's American-made G-OIL and G-CLEAN branded lubricants recycle plant and animal fats to make biodegradable performance chemicals.


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Nordic Ware ProForm Bundt, 12 Cup, Gray
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Nordic Ware

$21 from Amazon
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Founded in 1946, Nordic Ware still makes the vast majority (approximately 98%) of products from a facility in Minneapolis that also houses its corporate headquarters. Products include unimpeachably sturdy kitchen wares, such as the cast-aluminum bundt pan that became its flagship offering, as well as cookie sheets, serving bowls, measuring cups, and more.


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Green Guru Gear

$35 from Green Guru Gear
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Buying and using up a lot of outdoor gear can lead to considerable environmental destruction, which is why the folks behind Green Guru Gear founded a more eco-friendly form of adventure retailer, making backpacks, wallets, and bike accessories from discarded gear that would otherwise end up in landfills. All its products are made in Colorado from recycled materials.

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American Eco Furniture

American Eco Furniture

$110 and up from American Eco Furniture
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American Eco Furniture is a company that lives up to its name by handcrafting furniture to order from lumber sustainably grown in the Midwest. Based in Athens, Georgia, the company relies on U.S. craftsmen who use old world techniques that keep the furniture free of plastic parts as well as toxins such as lead and formaldehyde often used in finishing.

Mohop Mid Clog Buckle Toe Mule, Pewter
Mohop

Mohop

$258 from Mohop
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Mohop is a footwear, handbag, and accessories retailer that makes all its designs in the United States from sustainably sourced materials, while using new digital scanning and 3D manufacturing processes that make mass-customizable products for a lower cost. Its ergonomic footwear comes loaded with arch support, quarter-inch "heaven" padding, and nylon lining throughout, while its faux leather shoes are made with even more space-age techniques that are far kinder to the environment and to cows than those used with traditional leather.

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Case Knives

$79 from Case Knives
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Founded in 1889, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. employs more than 350 people in Bradford, Pennsylvania, where it makes legendary handcrafted pocket knives, as well as cooking, hunting, and specialty knives. For many folks, these knives have become family heirlooms, passed down for generations. The company routinely unveils special edition collections and commemorative pieces. It also offers personalization services, including engraving.

Estwing 16 oz. Straight-Claw Hammer with Shock Reduction Grip E3-16S
Home Depot

Estwing Hand Tools

$25 from Home Depot
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Based in Rockford, Illinois, Estwing been designing and making hammers, axes, specialty tools, and pry bars since 1923. The company is well known for its rubber- and leather-handled hammers and other hand tools, which earn high praise for their ruggedness, making them popular among construction professionals.

Leatherman Wingman Multitool
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Leatherman Multitools

$70 from Leatherman
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A product that can last a lifetime, the popular and innovative Leatherman multitools are the infinitely handy all-in-one devices born out of the imagination and perseverance of Oregon native Tim Leatherman. Campers, hunters, and DIYers have been thrilled ever since. The company, founded in 1983, makes all of its products in Portland, Oregon, where it employs more than 500 people.

Martin Guitar 000-15M Streetmaster
Martin Guitar

Martin Guitars

$299 and up from Martin Guitar
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Martin guitars have been played by Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, and Beck, among many others. While Martin, which dates back to the 1830s, does have a production plant in Mexico for its less-expensive models, its headquarters in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is where it makes its top-of-the-line guitars and ukuleles. When there's no pandemic on, fans of the legendary guitars can see them made on factory tours five days a week.


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Cutco Knives

$1,122 from Cutco
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Cutco, founded in 1949, employs more than more than 600 employees at its factory and headquarters in Olean, New York. The largest maker of kitchen knives in the United States and Canada, Cutco's products come with a "Forever Guarantee" promising customer satisfaction and lifetime sharpening. The company also offers table knives, a handful of outdoor knives, shears, and other utensils.

Duke Cannon Supply Co. The Frontier 40, 10oz Soap (4 Pack) Variety Set
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Duke Cannon Supply Co.

$38 for a 4-pack from Amazon
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The classic giant brick of Duke Cannon’s Big Ass Soap speaks not just to the sense of humor of this Minneapolis men's grooming brand, but to its military inspiration – the company says the soap is similar to what G.I.s were given in the Korean War and is made in the same family-owned plant that was the biggest supplier to the military then (though Duke Cannon itself was founded in 2011). The company makes everything from "beard balm" to waterless "field towels," all packaged with its witty brand of machismo.

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No-mes Nail Clippers

$18 from Amazon
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It was just in 1991 that a Troy, New York, tool and die man got tired of his nail clippings "flying out the sides of the nail clipper and all over the place" and wondered: Why not cover the sides to keep the clippings inside? It wasn't long afterward that he prototyped, patented, and started making his simple, "No-mes" product that became a staple of QVC.

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Defy Bags

$303 from Defy
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This Chicago company founded in 2008 says it was inspired when its founders "looked to the past, back to a time when 'American Made' came to define this country," and tries to emulate that with hardcore bag materials such as leather and even more hardcore metal buckles.


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