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.
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.
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: Gibson Guitars
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: 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.