"Sometimes coming up with a similar product but with better quality and material choices is enough to compete."
i was delighted to learn that Helmut Lang seems to have a commitment to MIUSA production. click-thru to barneysny who specifies items that are MIA.
when modwriter sent me this pic of declan, i could only think of how much we will depend on this next generation for so many things in the future.
i was curious about BSA, and as it turns out, their mission is “to help build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. the BSA believes that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.”
growing up, my hippy parents had an orange VW like this one..
and although she wasn’t MIUSA, the VW camper, “has become something of an icon in american culture, as a symbol of hippy and surf culture.” wiki
and in case you’re interested what car i drive now….i don’t! i’m city livin’ and much prefer trains, planes and even buses to automobiles.
americans make great denim, which can be found at a reasonable price.
if you have a goal to purchase 5%, 10%, 30%, 50% or 70% of your goods from america: denim is a no-brainer.
for a denim guide along with tips, click the jean stack above!
I think perfection is ugly.
Yohji Yamamoto (via glamour)
loving weegallery’s fill in the blank “dress up the playground’ white board. i’m imagining these in postcard sizes!
ahhh! i love serveware that can be put in the oven, dishwasher and microwave!! two one ceramics makes porcelain in north carolina.
buying american made shoes has been a struggle.
american apparel has been ramping up their ‘made in america’ shoe assortment.
i decided to buy this pair of shoes MIUSA, even though i wasn’t completely in love. once i wore my new shoes, something happened: i felt proud to own them and they grew on me. i hope to make my fall shoe purchase a MIUSA one too.
We are proud to be #MadeinNY.
. Happy #NYFW!
thanks Mayor billdeblasionyc for your work to support MIUSA. The Mayor’s office rolled out:
1. expansion of #MadeinNY to include local fashion designers and manufacturers
2. NYC Fashion Prodution Fund: loans for producing in NY for those who are already accepting orders, but need help w/capacity
3.NYC Capsule Collection: creation of a small collection of items produced in city-based factories, sold through city-based retailers
Made in USA
The New York edition of Maker Faire is happening September 20th and 21st. Are you a Maker? Are you interested in making stuff? Check out Tangeez, which are light-up building blocks that change color as you go. Maybe that inspired you to make something! If it did, head over to Next Top Maker to enter.