Have you ever wondered what's made in Alaska? Alaska is the Last Frontier. Its most famous products are related to mining and fishing. Who hasn’t heard of Alaska’s oil and gas, copper, gold, jade, some of the cleanest coal on Earth, or salmon?
Here I want to highlight a couple of Alaskan made products. You might never have guessed that some of these items came from Alaska! In some cases, you would probably never think that they even would find customers. Be ready for a surprise or two.
Things We Love, Made in Alaska
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Alaska Glacial Mineral Skincare Products
Alaska Glacial sells skincare made out of (can you guess?) glacial minerals. Their formulated beauty products combine glacial minerals from Alaska glaciers with potent botanicals from the Copper River Delta to offer clean + green + ethical + effective solutions for achieving and maintaining healthy skin. 10% net profits support wild salmon habitat and culture in Alaska.
Alaska Wild Berry Products
Alaska Wild Berry Products produces chocolate candies using dried Alaska berries as ingredients. They also sell Alaska wild berry jams and jellies, meats, and smoked salmon. In Alaska, their gift baskets and gift packs are favorites for the holiday season. Very popular are their so-called Moose Nuggets. These candies are peanut butter-filled pretzels covered with chocolate and toasted coconut.
Alaska's Best Salmon Jerky
Alaska's Best Wild Salmon Jerky is made from wild salmon collected from Alaska's icy cold Pacific waters. The jerky is available in three flavors- Regular, Peppered, Teriyaki - and is available in four sizes.
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Alaska Pure Sea Salt Co. Infused Flake Sea Salt
Alaska Pure Sea Salt was the first company in North America to produce flaked sea salt sourced from the Pacific waters in Sitka, Alaska. Alaska Pure Sea Salt is a foodie's dream come true with infused flake sea salt which includes Wild Blueberry Flake Salt, Spicy Hot Pepper Flake Sea Salt, and Coffee Bean Flake Sea Salt, just to name a few.
Bambino's Frozen Baby Food
Bambino's Frozen Baby Food is healthy and fresh. Bambino's Frozen Baby Food is made from organic fruits and vegetables from organic farms, and wild Alaskan seafood. All Bambino's products are manufactured in Anchorage, Alaska. Subscription delivery services are available from the Bambino's Baby Food website.
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The Ulu Factory produces ULU knives that many Alaska tourists buy as a “weird” souvenir. However, Alaska Native people buy them for household use. They cut fish, game, nuts, and veggies with ulu knives and they are faster with that knife than everyone else with a kitchen knife. When you buy an ulu knife, make sure you pack it into your baggage. These knives are prohibited in carry-on bags.
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Permafrost Beards Men's Grooming Products
Permafrost Beards is a Veteran owned company located in Fairbanks, Alaska that handcrafts men's beard grooming products. Permafrost Beards men's grooming products are all natural and give the right amount of hold (without the grease) for beards long and short, and goatees too.
Denali Dreams Soaps
Denali Dreams Soap Company, Anchorage produces natural soaps that get their color from natural pigments of Alaska herbs and spices. Pure essential fragrance oils provide awesome scent. They even have soaps for dog wash! Well, it's understandable. There are probably more dogs than humans in Alaska. Alaskans don’t have a dog, they have dogs!
Alpenglow Natural Skin & Hair Care Products
Alpenglow natural skin and hair care products are crafted by hand in small batches in Homer, Alaska. Alpenglow products are made from wild Alaskan botanicals and organic plant oils and nut butters. Every ingredient is beneficial to skin and hair health.
The Oomingmak Native Cooperative crafts hats and scarves, as well as endless scarves, called smokes from qiviut. Qiviut is the very warm underwool of the musk ox, which the musk oxen shed in spring. Qiviut is famous for being much softer than sheep wool. Furthermore, it lacks the oils that make sheep wool so itchy. Qiviut is spun very thin, making the products very light, but nevertheless warm. The different villages belonging to the cooperative have their own knitting patterns. Local experts can tell from which village an item comes. Qiviut items are worth their price as they last forever. A friend of mine got a qiviut scarf more than 40 years ago when she came to Alaska, and it is still in great shape.
NOMAR Bags and Outdoor Gear
NOMAR bags and outdoor clothing items are manufactured in Homer, Alaska. Clothing items include jackets, vests, pants...all created with Alaskan cold weather in mind. NOMAR bags are rugged and sturdy- they are built to last forever.
Snugatti Pet Beds
Sugatti pet beds for cats and dogs of all sizes are handcrafted in Kasilof, Alaska. Each bed is made with a base filled with premium poly fiber and a nestable top is filled with shredded furniture foam. There are many fun patterns to choose from and the entire one piece cover comes off for washing.
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This Guest Post was originally written by Nicole Mölders, a fashion and science enthusiast from Fairbanks, Alaska, and author of two books on atmospheric sciences. She is the blogger of High Latitude Style – an Alaska fashion blog with science bits for the stylish 40+ woman. It is updated annually.
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I visited Alaska before Covid and I loved it! Thank for great inspo! Will definitely buy something!
Just learned we were on this list! Thank you, we are honored!
Keep Your Facejacket On!
Nick and Courtney
Owner Permafrost Beards
Have you discovered The Alaska Greeting Card Company yet? I’m in love with their designs and sentiments.
Woo looking at the Vinoship! I like big juicy reds and currant and blueberry wines sure sound fabulous.
looking for painted gold pans…. by Yvonne Gossett I have them… 7″ and 12″
I am kinda surprised not to see more handmade clothing items such as boots or hats or something of that sort. You have a great list!
We have an Ulu knife and it’s so effective. GREAT design!
These companies sound so cool, I’d love to visit Alaska and check these out in person! Having a small biz in Alaska is a great idea, there may not be too many jobs. I love all of these!
I love skincare products, so the Alaska Glacial Mud looks really interesting. Seriously, I love the articles you do about products from various states. I always see such interesting items I never knew about.
i used to live in anchorage, and i miss some of the traditional alaska things. they have some amazing products there
I would never think of all these terrific products that are made in Alaska! They all seem wonderful.
I think my father would love an ulu knife!
There are a lot of great companies on this list to check out. I really like the anoraks from Midnight Mushing.
Thanks for the great tips. WE usually buy frozen salmon from Alaska. But skin care and berry-items look great.
I was asked to suggest some Made in Alaska item
RubySnacks in Fairbanks
Snugatti™ Pet Beds in Kasilof
Alpenglow in Anchor Point
Mountain Mama Originals in Soldotna
Hibernation Textiles in Cooper Landing
There are more I’ll message again
Thank you so much Jill! We appreciate it when our readers add to the list!