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.
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.
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.