Sometimes when we’re looking for purchases made in America, it’s easy to forget that our country has a long tradition of manufacturing exceptional furniture, including made in USA mattresses and housewares. You could outfit your entire house with goods made domestically! What’s more, these goods are of exceptional quality and superior design than those made offshore. Because we spend as much time in our bedroom as anywhere — and spent a third of our lives asleep — let’s look at how to outfit our sleeping quarters.
1. The bed: Harden furniture: Harden furniture makes furniture grown of its own trees in upstate New York — and has been doing so for almost 170 years. Family-owned for five generations, ecologically sustainable — this is not IKEA furniture. Harden furniture is meant to be the stuff of family heirloom, and it’s worth it. This bed is classic and modern.
2. Sheets: Cozy Pure: Cozy Pure calls itself America’s greenest bedding manufacturer. Its factory is a net-zero facility thanks to its solar and wind power microgenerators and super-energy-efficient construction. Its organic cotton sheets are made in America from organic, American-grown cotton.
4. The drapery: Country Curtains: Founded by the Fitzpatrick family in 1958 in Whitman, Massachusetts, Country Curtains still makes the majority of its curtains in its home state, despite having 26 retail stores and a sizeable web presence. Their fabric patterns are both traditional and modern — this “Laura’s Garden” print is a great example.
5. The dresser: Young America: Based in Robinsville, North Caroline, Young America started off making gorgeous, environmentally conscientious, nontoxic cribs and dressers for children. But much of their furniture is appropriate for all ages, including the stunning Harbor Town dresser in weathered bluet.
Jay Smith is the chief blogger at Novosbed. You can read all of her tips about all things sleep, finding the right mattress, how to recycle innerspring mattresses into garden trellise at Novosbed's blog. Jay has been published in places such as Reader's Digest, LA Times, and dozens of newspapers across Canada, among others.
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