Gibson guitars have embodied the rock n’ roll soul for over 100 years. And for those 100 years, the guitars have been made in the USA. Highly recognizable electric models, like the Les Paul and SG, are produced in the custom Gibson shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Their semi-acoustic models (like the Gibson ES series) are also made in America.
Truly an all-American instrument, Gibson guitars have been played by famous musicians like Sheryl Crow, Joe Perry, and members of Aerosmith. Gibson Guitars is known for its warm sounds, which are unique to the brand. They truly are a part of the American soundtrack.
Made in the USA: Round House Jeans
Round House Jeans has technically been around since the year of 1903 when it began as Round House Workwear. Named after the railroad repair station, the brand has transformed over the years but has a rich history, including creating khakis for U.S. soldiers during World War II.
Today, Round House Jeans still make workwear and jeans along with hats and kids' clothing. Manufactured in Oklahoma, they still claim to be the largest manufacturer of American-made work overalls and jeans. The affordability and the ruggedness of the jeans are what made them so successful and demanded by rail workers and construction guys.
Made in the USA: All-American Clothing
As its name clearly states, All American Clothing is, well, all-American. Founded in 1992, the USA-based brand creates closet staples like t-shirts, jeans, and activewear. Founder Lawson Nickol was passionate about creating a brand that was durable and high quality. It also provided jobs to the local community and practiced ethical manufacturing within the United States.
Nickol also wanted to make sure that All American Clothing was a positive work environment for employees and that customers’ opinions were valued. These are essential values for any brand. The best seller of the brand is, without a doubt, their Blue Jeans, which initially got the company going.
Made in the USA: Lay’s Potato Chips
A staple for nearly every barbeque, holiday, or family event, Lays potato chips have become one of the most American snack foods. Owned by Frito-Lay, the chips are made from potatoes that are sourced from 120 different farms. The brand can be found all over the world, from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They are a truly American product in flavor and in style (we love the XXL bags).
Lay’s doesn't favor a particular region of the U.S. as the potatoes come from Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Washington, Maine, and California. So next time you open up a bag of Lay’s, you know you're biting into an all-American chip.
Made in the USA: Hallmark Greeting Cards
If you have celebrated anything in life (be it for yourself or for other people), you have either purchased or gotten a Hallmark greeting card. Hallmark, the greeting card mega-franchise, has been confronted with some confusion as to where they make their cards. Hallmark finally addressed this lack of clarity, stating that while they do receive some of their gift items from China, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka, most of their greeting cards are made in the USA.
The card company is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, and has production centers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Kentucky, among other U.S. locations. Hallmark Greeting Cards operate in more than 100 countries alongside its branded stores.