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.
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.
Made in the USA: Nordic Ware
Even though the name might suggest a Scandinavian origin, Nordic Ware products are an American company through and through. Born in 1946 in Minneapolis, Nordic Ware manufactures every one of its products in their factory, also based in Minneapolis. The brand offers classic kitchen wares that have become household staples in the U.S.A. For example, the famous bundt cake aluminum mold that every traditional American house will surely have in its kitchen cupboard was patented by Nordic Ware.
The U.S.A.-based company also offers measuring cups, roller pins, baking sheets, cast aluminum pans, and anything else you might need for cooking and baking. They’ve recently released a new line of grillware and kitchen appliances that have their loyal, decades-long customer base rushing to their stores.
Made in the USA: Green Guru Gear
Started by outdoor enthusiasts in 2005, this Colorado-based company makes all of its products in-house. Guru Gear was created to offer outdoor and camping lovers an eco-friendly alternative to the mass market of outdoor gear products that can be extremely detrimental to the environment.
Every single product at Guru Gear is sourced in the U.S.A. from recycled materials. You’ll find everything from backpacks, wallets, and biking accessories to camping tents and skis, and you can feel better knowing they’re not made from polluting plastics, undegradable materials, or toxic fume processing that will hurt the environment. Now that’s a true nature lover.