Buying products manufactured in the US not only supports American jobs, but it also is good for the environment. The US manufacturing processes are much cleaner for the environment than many other countries, and lets not forget the polluting emissions that come with shipping goods overseas. So, I’ve been doing what I can to support companies whose products are American-made and you should too!! Below are just a few great gift ideas (for yourself or someone else) from around the web..
Suburban Riot Coverup- From a company I love, this cover up/dress/long tee is so easy to wear. Throw it on with a cute hat and sandals and you are good to go. http://www.suburbanriot.com/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=489
Blue Claw Co Ezeiza Weekender Bag- Everyone needs a good weekender, right? This one is handsome and well made. http://www.madecollection.com/product/made-in-usa/ezeiza-weekender
Freshly Picked Baby Moccasins- I mean, could these be cuter?! They come in a rainbow of colors too. LOVE. http://shop.freshly-picked.com/collections/moccasins/products/sand-suede-moccasin
Eyewinker Glassware- These will bring a fun vintage vibe to any kitchen. Adorable gift! http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/For_The_Home/For_The_Home/Made_In_The_USA_Favorites/Eyewinker_Glassware/54598
Hobnail Cotton Bedspread- My grandma had one just like this! So shabby chic! http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/For_The_Home/For_The_Home/Made_In_The_USA_Favorites/Hobnail_Cotton_Bedspread/50613
Stash ipad Sleeve- These are handmade out of vintage fabric with a waterproof canvas liner and snap closure. Super cool way to transport your ipad. It would also make a great gift for the man in your life. http://www.madecollection.com/product/made-in-usa/ipad-sleeve
When it comes to storage in my home, I like to look for unique things that have some character. Right now I’m loving all of the wire and iron designs out there. They bring an industrial feel that can fit right into a modern home or be a great contrast in a cozy, more traditional home. Below are some of my favorites.
Wire gym basket by Ballard Designs- Great in the office or for shelf storage in a kids room. http://www.ballarddesigns.com/p-e-collection-gym-basket/accessories/office-accessories/224820?defattrib=&defattribvalue=&listIndex=14
Wire wall pocket by Ballard Designs- This is great for files in the office or near the front door for outgoing mail, or even in the kitchen area for bills that need to be paid. http://www.ballarddesigns.com/pe-collection-single-wall-pocket/accessories/office-accessories/14893?defattrib=&defattribvalue=&listIndex=3
Round wire baskets by Wisteria- These would work great for toys or I could see them in a bathroom for guest towels. http://www.wisteria.com/Round-Wire-Baskets-with-Handles/productinfo/W4764/
Lined iron basket by Wisteria- Great for storing anything that needs to be hidden away or for small things that would otherwise fall through a basket like this. http://www.wisteria.com/Sturdy-Iron-Lined-Basket-Medium/productinfo/W4587/
Collapsible iron organizer by Wisteria- I love this answer to magazine storage! So industrial yet practical. http://www.wisteria.com/Collapsible-Iron-Organizer/productinfo/W7082/
Wall storage shelf by Sundance- This is so cool. Great for a mud room or even just near the front door. http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/furniture+and+decor/rustic+and+vintage+furniture/storage+bookcases+and+desks/storewell+wall+storage+shelf.do?sortby=ourPicks
Wire baskets by Sundance- These could work for just about anything…a hamper, toy storage, dog toys, yarn storage…you name it, these will store it. http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/code/57415.do