Allen Edmonds began creating handcrafted shoes in 1922 in Belgium, Wisconsin. (Yes, there is a Belgium in Wisconsin too, not just in Europe.) The brand stood out almost immediately for creating shoes that were remarkably comfortable, stylish, and durable. Allen Edmonds features many classic and contemporary styles that suit both simple and ornate tastes.
The goods are considered expensive. They are not a pair of shoes that you ware out very fast, and for quality, one must pay. When a product, be it a shoe, clothing, or device, is made in the United States, it automatically becomes more expensive than anything made outside.
Made in the USA: All-Clad Cookware
Anyone who is used to making their own food knows a thing or two about this brand and its products. All-Clad cookware is known for its four-stage creation process that yields some of the most efficient and durable kitchen essentials. All-Clad was founded in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in 1971 by John Ulam.
Ulam was exceptionally savvy about metals and knew how their manufacturing process could create better kitchen products. For nearly 50 years, All-Clad has been making professional-quality pots and pans. Today, they have also added bakeware and electric appliances to their product line, including waffle makers, toasters, and slow cookers.
Made in the USA: Winter Session
Winter Session designs and creates leather and canvas goods from their warehouse in Denver, Colorado. What makes their brand unique is the clever product designs they have made from these materials. The husband and wife co-founders wanted to make sure that their products (such as bags, wallets, planters, and more) were unisex and could easily complement their consumer’s lifestyles no matter who they are.
This way, they offered goods that were suited for most and, how not surprisingly, increased their business and turned it into a huge success story. The brand has a unique and distinguished design which makes it stand out.
Made in the USA: The Things We Keep
A rather modern, all-American brand, The Things We Keep, started in 2011 in Brooklyn, New York. The brand prides itself on creating one-of-a-kind items that are made by hand. The Things We Keep encompasses both minimalistic, geometric jewelry (rings, necklaces, etc.) as well as a handful of houseware items.
The items are meant to be made with individual attention to create maximum durability that will last for years — hence the brand's name. Being handmade, the company could never move its production site outside of the United States, turning this into one of the few jewelry brands that are still 1001% all-American.
Made in the USA: Randolph Engineering
Aviator-style sunglasses have become synonymous with classic American cool since General Douglas MacArthur sported the first pair during World War II. Now everybody wants to look like a pilot, even if what they do for a living mostly involves sitting at a desk and typing.
Though their signature style is the aviator design, Randolph also creates other frame styles, including pieces crafted in 22k and 23k gold! Today there are a few brands to choose from, but Randolph Engineering designs and handcrafts each pair of their sunglasses in Massachusetts, which makes this brand stand out and distinguish itself from others.