‘Made in USA’ Crowdfunding Campaigns: Make a difference by supporting an American Made Project

'Made In USA" Crowdfunding campaigns

Crowdfunding is the fund raising choice for the digital age! Crowdfunding is when a group of people pitch in money to help fund a project. Crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, make great platforms for business owners to set up crowdfunding campaigns when funds are needed for company start up or growth.  At USA Love List, we have discovered fabulous American Made companies via such crowdfunding campaigns, as well as recognized old favorites seeking help with expansion.

We can all make a difference on what products we see those elusive ‘Made in USA’ labels, especially if we are pledging our dollars to help a company start up or grow!

 ‘Made in USA’ Crowdfunding Campaigns that we love

Luke’s Toy Factory EcoTruck
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Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Luke’s Toy Factory has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund the manufacturing of their EcoTruck.  The EcoTruck is a high quality, tough, Eco friendly, safe toy truck that, from molds to packaging,  will be totally manufactured in the USA.

Buildies
#madeinUSA Buildies Kickstarter campaign
Buildies is an interlocking block system that can be used to create forts, toy ramps, puppet theaters…with a child’s imagination, building options are limitless! Buildies are made from recycled cardboard at a corrugated (cardboard) plant in Illinois. Pledge your support to this Kickstarter campaign to launch Buildies first major production run.

Atlantic Saltworks
Atlantic Saltworks
Located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Atlantic Saltworks hand harvests sea water to make all natural (no added chemicals!) flake sea salt. Atlantic Saltworks sea salt is in such high demand, that this Kickstarter campaign has been designated to help fund the opening of a new production facility.

Butcher & Baker
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Butcher & Baker is a maker of high quality culinary lifestyle products such as culinary aprons, handmade soaps, ground coffee, leather goods, cooking provisions, and more! In order to keep up with the demand for their products, Butcher &  Baker has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise money to expand their Philadelphia facilities and equipment, order more supplies, and hire more workers.

Etkie
Etkie wraps #madeinUSA crowdfunding campaign
Etkie is a jewelry and accessory company that provides business opportunities to Native American women in New Mexico. These Native American Artisans create beaded bangles and wraps.  With their Indigogo crowdfunding campaign, Etkie is hoping to raise enough money to hire 5 new artisans, increase their resources, and improve their marketing campaign.

Pippa France
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Don’t let ‘France’ in the name deceive you, as Pippa France luxury shoes are handmade in New York, New York, NOT France! Pippa France shoes are unique in the fact that they are one of the few, if not the only, women’s luxury shoe that is based off of prints.  With their Indiegogo campaign, Pippa France is raising money to launch their Spring 2015 collection of 8 styles.

UrbanUndercover
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UrbanUndercover is stylish women’s underwear that converts into an easy to stash pouch. This pouch makes the undies undercover and easily portable. A woman can discretely keep a spare pair of underwear in her gym bag, purse, or even office desk drawer.  Too keep up with product demand, UrbanUndercover production needs to be moved to a manufacturing facility in New York. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to fund this move.

MADI Apparel
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 MADI Apparel has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to launch their line of organic bamboo and lace women’s underwear.  MADI undies will be manufactured in South Carolina, and for every pair that is sold, a new modest pair will be donated to a woman in need.  

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Post by Tracey Hanson

Tracey Hanson is the USA Love List Green/Family Living Editor. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest

Comments

  1. Robin Wilson says:

    I’ll admit it, I’ve never heard of Crowdfunding before, but I think it is just wonderful! The only thing that saddens me is that I am not in a financial position to help any of these businesses! They so deserve it and I hope that each and every one of their campaigns is a huge success!

  2. Heather says:

    Thank you so much for the mention! This is so wonderful that you are trying to get the word out to help companies or start-ups like us… I am so proud of the “Made in the USA” trend, and so happy to be a part of it. And now I am so looking forward to checking out what the other companies listed here are aiming to bring to the table. Thank you again!

    -Heather
    Pippa France | Luxury Shoes
    (The France part is from my Mom…it’s her maiden name. Good catch there!)

  3. Thank you for the support Tracey!! Pippa France prides ourselves on the ‘Made in the USA’ aspect of our company, and are very gracious for your mention. I see we are not alone in this endeavor, and it is so refreshing to know there are others out there with our same ideals! Best of luck to everyone!

    For more information on our crowd funding campaign and on our luxury shoe line, please follow the link below!
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pippa-france-handmade-luxury-shoes

  4. Tracey, can’t thank you enough for including MADI Apparel – Make a Difference Intimate Apparel – in your list of great US Made product startups! I’m sure you and your readers know how hard it is to find US products — nearly every brand of underwear is manufactured offshore these days. So, thank you for putting the spotlight on MADI, on our mission to give one new pair of undies away to women in need for every pair purchased, and on amazing like-minded companies. Go Team USA!

    Here’s a link to MADI’s Indiegogo page in case readers want to learn more:
    http://bit.ly/1ojQym5

    Keep up the great work!!

  5. Wow. The Buildies interlocking block system looks like a FAB product for schools, preschools, etc. Thanks for sharing!
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  6. Awesome list… love the undies from UrbanUndercover as well as MADI apparel… will be looking to back both!
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