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: 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: Fleabags
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: 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.
Made in the USA: Polarmax
If you’re looking to go camping or do any outdoor activities in extreme heat or below-zero temperatures, Polarmax should be your first stop. This clothing company was founded in the USA in 1985, and it has kept its production and material sourcing locally for over two decades.
Polarmax sells thermal and base-layer clothes for any weather forecast – breathable long-sleeves to protect from the sun, moisture-proof designs, thermal wear, and more. Not only is this a true American company through and through, but it also strives to keep its manufacturing and shipping as local as possible, never exceeding a 30-mile radius of its North Carolina-based headquarters.