No, it’s not a line of flea-infested bags. However, they are a business of American-made canvas bags that came to fruition after their owners’ numerous trips to flea markets around the world. In 2009, Shira Entis and Alexandra Bell realized they couldn’t find a sturdy enough bag to withstand their frequent shopping trips to flea markets. So, they decided to design their own, and so Fleabags came to be.
Nowadays, Fleabags offers beautiful canvas totes, bags, and clutches at a range of prices and designs. They pride themselves on always keeping their sourcing and manufacturing in-house. In fact, they recently launched a second brand called “Immodest Cotton,” which is expanding their line of unique products.
Made in the USA: Anchor Hocking Glassware
This American company has been around for over 100 years — Anchor Hocking Glassware. The company, founded in 1905 in Lancaster, Ohio, was named after the Hocking River. It has kept its factories in Ohio and Pennsylvania and employs over 2000 people across the country.
Proud to manufacture all its glassware in the U.S., they proudly label every single product with the label “Made in the USA.” You’ll find anywhere from beautiful bakeware, drinkware, measuring instruments, and food storage containers to pantry containers and houseware. All are made with the finest glass and a classy design. It seems that Anchor Hocking’s founder, Isaac J. Collins, knew exactly what he was doing a hundred years ago.
Made in the USA: Regal Ware
Regal Ware is one of those companies that’s as classic American as it gets. Founded in 1911 in Wisconsin, this cookware line has been in business for over 100 years, during which time it has always sourced and manufactured its products exclusively in the USA.
Chances are you or one of your friends have at least one French press or pot set from Regal Ware. This brand is one of the country’s biggest names in high-quality cookware, often made from cast iron and stainless steel. Regal Ware owns four different brands, each offering a variety of cooking and kitchen products – Lifetime, Saladmaster, American Kitchen, and Espro. You can find anything from $20 to $350, depending on your needs.
Made in the USA: O’Keeffe’s Installations
When we read the word O’Keeffe’s, we immediately think of the famous American skincare line, but there’s another American company with the same name that has made a point of keeping its manufacturing local. O’Keeffe’s skylight installations is a company headquartered in Brisbane, California, and specializes in designing, creating, and installing custom skylights for big architectural projects.
For example, if you visit the MOMA in New York, The Gateway Center in Los Angeles, the Houston Galleria Mall in Houston, or the Rincon Center in San Francisco, you can get a look at their innovative work. Apart from skylights, O’Keeffe’s produces square-rung ladders, fire-rated glass, and other aluminum construction products – and every single one is made in the United States.
Made in the USA: Vermont Castings
It makes sense that people from the gorgeous mountain state of Vermont would know how to keep their homes warm, considering the harsh months-long winters there. So it was that in 1979, in the quiet towns of Randolph and Bethel, Vermont, Castings was founded. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers, developers, and distributors of cast-iron wood stoves. And they’ve always been made in the USA.
Vermont Castings offers handmade, beautifully designed wood stoves, gas stoves, and wood-burning inserts to keep a home warm during the winter. Not only do they heat up a household better than any other product, but they’re also classy furniture pieces.