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
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 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.
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
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 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.
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 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 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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