Made in Faribault, Minnesota—where they know a thing or two about cold—these 100% merino wool blankets look as cozy as they do cute. The Dot Throws are a result of Faribault Mill’s longstanding collaborations with U.S. businesses, in this case updating a 1950s design for an airline in olive, silver and charcoal for today’s palettes. We’ll take one of each please!
A group of creative folks in Los Angeles is making chambray shirts more (in their words) cosmic. The project reinvents the 70-year-old label Coast Wide by updating their American-made, denim button-downs with modern cuts, Japanese fabrics and hand-embroidered designs. With imagery such as lunar phases and geometric patterns adorning each limited-edition piece, the workwear staples get gorgeous one-of-a-kind embellishment without looking like a page from a Grateful Dead coffee table book.
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Last week’s launch of the Hickoree’s pop-up at Americana brand Shinola’s new Tribeca outpost celebrated two leaders in keeping U.S. manufacturers in business and getting their goods into consumer’s hands. Their collaboration takes it one step further with a limited-edition picnic basket that Hickoree’s stocked with Balsa wood airplanes and other toys, as well as candy and snacks such as Side Project beef jerky. Available at the Shinola store only through this Sunday, August 11th, 2013, you can also add a picnic blanket, napkins and treats from the in-house Smile cafe for a chic instant picnic!
One of the things we are really proud of at HABITUAL is that every pair of jeans is conceived, designed, and handmade in USA. Right in Los Angeles, actually. From cutting and sewing, down to attaching hardware and shipping them to retail, it’s all done here at home. So we have a special affinity for other brands that represent American craftmanship to their core. One brand giving great weight to the “Made in America” tag is Esquivel shoes, which are also handmade here in California. While it’s a safe bet to buy a pair of shoes that say ”Made in Italy” inside the tongue or on the sole, it is hard to challenge the impeccable quality of Esquivel’s footwear.
Most of their designs feature classic shapes, with a touch of whimsy or unconventional bit of color to set them apart. This incredible video from the Esquivel website will give you a better understanding of their attention to detail, and exactly what it means to be handmade in the U.S.A.