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: KettlePizza Ovens
You won’t find anything more American than pizza oven inserts for a charcoal grill. With the straightforward slogan “Pizzafy your oven!” KettlePizza Ovens manufactures insertable pizza ovens that fit in any common charcoal grill. The idea came to its creator, Al Contarino, when, as a grill enthusiast, he became fed up with the fact that in order to check his food, he had to open the grill lid and let some heat escape, therefore compromising the food.
After many designs and tries, Al Contarino and his friend and fellow inventor George Peters came up with the first prototype for the KettlePizza Oven in early 2010. The insertable ovens allow the grillmaster to check on his food without having to open the lid – and make insanely delicious pizzas! And it’s all made in Contrarino’s Massachusetts barn.
Made in the USA: Merle Norman Makeup
Before MAC and Bobbie Brown, there was Merle Norman Makeup – a true American company founded in 1931. One day in 1930, Merle Norman decided to experiment with different ingredients in her kitchen so she could make the perfect face cream; a mere year later, this amazing entrepreneur opened her makeup company.
True to her roots, Merle Norman founded her brand in Santa Monica, California, and that’s exactly where she’s stayed and manufactured her makeup for over 90 years. Even though the brand now has studios in Los Angeles and several other cities across the USA, the business remains owned by the Norman family. And its sales are better than ever.
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.