New members of the extended American family!


I am constantly on the lookout for new consumer products being made here in the States, and have found a number recently that I thought you might like to know about.


Shinola is a firm in Detroit making watches, bikes, journals and leather products.  I have my eye on one of their watches, which look very cool.

shinola watch

Poppy von Frohlich

Poppy von Frohlich is a wool coat company in San Francisco, California that I recently read about in a post at my friend Jack’s blog, clothingmadeinusablog.   Poppy von Frohlich produces a new coat design every six weeks.  Their sewing factory is in downtown San Francisco.  They post a sample of each new coat on their website, and they take a limited number of orders for that coat design.   The lucky consumers who bought the design generally receive their new limited edition coat in approximately 4 weeks after placing their order.  And they are happy to get it the coat since “Frohlich” means cheerful in German!  Poppy von Frohlich is the brainchild of Trudy Hodges.  Here are a few examples of Trudy’s coats.

PvF Urban Meadow

PvF North Coast Frost


consumer reports

Ok, it is an article, not a product, I admit it.  But the article, in the February issue of Consumer Reports, discusses a myriad of American made products.


About John Briggs

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at
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1 Response to New members of the extended American family!

  1. Lori says:

    would love to have our product listed on your site – our blankets are made in the USA and Veteran owned!!

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