Today we are reviewing the Smart Alec, a modular bag with 13 webbing loops on the front of the Smart Alec and an included removable reflective bungee. Tom Bihn has created a backpack that is modular so you can pick from lots of different inserts and add-ons that make the backpack suit your needs exactly. Each accessory snaps into the webbing loops to build your own unique set-up.
Today we are talking with HANK co-founder, Adam Rice. Hank is here to “make buying American-made clothing a wholly better experience.” Read on!
Today we are talking with Mark Paigen, owner and designer at Osmium, a high-quality clothing company based in Massachusetts.
Today we’re talking with Robert Torres, one of the founders of Black & Denim, an American Made denim and apparel company out of Los Angeles, California and Tampa, Florida.
Today we are talking with the fine folks at Northern Grade, a pop-up market of American Made products.
Today we are talking with Jen Guarino, CEO of J.W. Hulme. J.W. Hulme has been making quality goods in Minnesota since 1905.
So you need a water bottle, everyone does. It can be for everyday, athletic or environmental needs. Almost everyone owns one in some shape or size. The kicker is that 99.9% of the ones available to buy are not made in the USA, BUT they still cost the same, or more. Polar Bottle, founded by Robert Heiberger and Judy Amabile in 1994, is your Made in the USA alternative.
Today we are talking with Tony Patella of Tellason. Tellason is a premium denim company founded by Tony Patella & Pete Searson in San Francisco, CA.
Today we are talking with Karl Wiedemann from Thule. Thule is the well known Swedish car rack company, but not as many people know that they manufacture a majority of their products for the North American market right here in the USA.
Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, LL Bean continues to this day to make their legendary ‘Bean Boot’ and ‘Maine Hunting Shoes’ in Brunswick, Maine. Like many of the factories across the country, you get decades of experience from each worker. The factory is a centerpiece of the community, not just in Brunswick, but all of Maine. It’s the loyalty, years of service and experience that gives these legendary boots their unmatched craftsmanship.
Today’s interview is with Stock MFG Co.’s CEO, Jim Snediker, and the management team Tim Tierney, Areill Ives, Mike Morarity and Jason Morgan.
From Stock MFG: “Our main focus is the disruption of the ready to wear fashion industry. We are seeking out the most exciting talent in fashion and give them a shot at national exposure and free domestic manufacturing through our collaboration project, & Stock. Connections and money won’t be what makes a designer successful anymore. Talent will win out.”
Today’s interview is with Dave Schiff, partner & chief creative officer of Made Movement, a two part initiative for promoting American-made.
Today’s interview is with Richard Worsham of Janus Motorcycles. Janus manufactures 50cc motorcycles in Goshen, Indiana with plans to expand into the 125-250cc market.
Stop by the 50 BUILT shop for special American-Made goods including 3 limited tees by designers: Ryan Katrina (Neuarmy), Dan Cassaro & Evan Stremke.
Each designer took the USA MFG. message and put their own twist on it. Drop a few in your shopping cart and collect all 4!
Plus pick up the 50 BUILT stock red logo tee.
All goods in the 50 BUILT shop are made in the USA.