Monthly Archives: February 2013

A timely article on apparel production in N.Y.


I just came across a great article in Time about the garment district in New York and the struggles people face making apparel in the States.  I urge you to read it. Advertisements

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Going to the cupboard


I am very excited to present my second video project with a fine American manufacturing firm.  Canyon Creek makes great kitchen, bathroom and any other kind of room cabinets in Monroe, Washington.  I had the good fortune to visit them … Continue reading

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Viva the Enchantments!


Originally posted on Lee Rentz Photography Weblog:
Golden Alpine Larches reflecting in the turquoise waters of Crystal Lake Our goals for the two days in the Lower Enchantments were modest: we wanted to explore the shores of Inspiration Lake and…

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Iconic American clothing


Photo courtesy of A Continuous Lean The lady holding the picture works at Carhartt, a company making tough clothing in several plants in the U.S.  Last year Carhartt introduced their “Made in USA Collection” which consists of seven pieces of clothing … Continue reading

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Step right up!


When I visited Allen Edmonds Shoes last September, I got a great tour of the plant.  Bob Steffes, pictured above polishing my rather scuffed up Allen Edmonds shoes I was wearing the day of the tour, showed me how Allen … Continue reading

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Knock on wood!


I am very sorry about the radio silence, but I am working very hard to finish my book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.  But, I am still hunting for great American firms featuring products made by … Continue reading

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My other home town


My mum and my sister live in Portland, Oregon.  Actually my sister lives in Beaverton and my mum lives in Helvetia, but close enough.  I lived in Portland briefly after college and I have to say I prefer Seattle to … Continue reading

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