I love California! There are so many brands headquartered here that make the best of the best. But upon further research, I sometimes found that my favorite California branded products were not made here after all, and you'd never know unless you checked the label or did some research. These are a few of my favorite things verified to have come out of this great state. I hope you enjoy the ten things I love made in California.
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Ten Things We Love Made in California
AUTHENTICITY50 LUXURY BEDDING
Authenticity50 manufactures luxury bedding 100% in the USA. When husband and wife team Jimmy and Stephanie MacDonald could not find any high-quality luxury bedding items that were American made, they took action. They searched the USA for textile manufacturing facilities and started their own line of luxury sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. Since 2015, Authenticity50 has been providing luxury bedding to consumers factory-direct. The Authenticity 50 headquarters are located in California, and all of Authenticity50's luxury bedding items are made from high-quality Supima cotton, which is grown in California.
Second Base women's clothing company was founded in 2008. Keeping the manufacturing in the USA quickly became a priority. Since launching in May 2009, they have expanded to dozens of styles and colors, and are carried in over 500 shops nationwide. Second Base pieces wear well and fit well, and are made in the USA.
I discovered COOLA on a weekend trip to Santa Barbara and became instantly obsessed. It's an organic, mineral-based sunscreen with a delicate scent. I can't say enough good things, from the packaging to the content. Don't forget your skin is your body's largest organ, so it's important to know what ingredients you're soaking up. Made in San Diego, their SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Finish goes on my skin every day.
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TAPATIO HOT SAUCE
My long love affair with Cholula came to an end when I moved to California and met Tapatio! Put this kicky hot sauce on whatever you want, but especially eggs. I recently discovered that it comes in packets. Now I can bring my favorite hot sauce with me wherever I go.
Heath has been manufacturing their gorgeous pieces in Sausalito since 1948. I love their sleek vases to help spruce up a bookcase, and a bowl or serving set makes the perfect housewarming gift. Someday I would love to do a bathroom designed around their gorgeous tiles. Heath represents vitality in the dying trade of American ceramic making.
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Sbicca has been producing footwear in the USA since 1920 and moved its thriving business to California following World War II. The company still makes some of its footwear in the USA. I love their wedge sandals because they are comfortable, stylish, and well priced. Sbicca sandals are featured in our guide to American-made sandals and flip flops.
Strong and delicious! One of the first certified organic coffee roasters in Southern California, Groundwork makes our favorite blend at the office, their robust Black Gold, and its no wonder they made the list of the top things I love made in California. You can stroll into one of their cafes in LA to get sandwiches, juice, pastries, and coffee by the pound. If you don't find yourself nearby anytime soon, don't despair. They ship anywhere in the US and Canada.
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You can't talk about California products without mentioning the wine! One of my most memorable wine tastings and tours was at the Rubicon winery and Niebaum estate. Owned by the prolific Francis Ford Coppola, this vineyard has so much history and beauty. My particular favorite wine is the Edizione Pennino, a red Zinfandel named for Coppola's maternal grandfather's music company. Each cork is stamped with one of his song titles. This bottle epitomizes the rich storytelling that happens at this winery.
Fans of True Blood might recognize Noir furniture and lighting in Vampire Bill's mansion. These pieces can range from dark and gothic looking to light and beachy, all made right here in California. I peruse their catalog for inspiration when I'm decorating a bedroom, an office, or looking for a unique piece you won't find at the mall.
My mother got a Taylor in 1994 when they were still in “cult status.” In 2000, I was given one of my own, and I love its sound and shape. Not all Taylor guitars are made in the USA, so when you search, be sure to type in “USA” in the search bar. Currently, only the 317e is made in the USA. Founder Bob Taylor wrote a great book about his adventures in guitars and entrepreneurship. If you want to see how they make these beautiful instruments, you can take a factory tour at their facilities outside of San Diego.
Jennie Horn is the designer and inventor of the Second Base demi cami, a layering piece for women. She lives in Venice Beach with her husband and two cats.
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Moon Mountain Coffee! They own and manage the farm they get all their beans from in Costa Rica. Then roast it in California. One of the only vertically integrated private family coffee roasters I’ve ever heard of in the US.
Also American Giant makes a lot of their clothing in California with mostly North Carolina grown cotton.
So many great products from California. I didn’t know about second base. I always try to find a bra with more coverage, which is so hard so I will definitely be putting this brand on my wishlist.
What about Electric and Rose in LA? They make beautiful leggings/tops/clothing for yoga or athleisure wear.
I am looking for the company that makes handmade slippers and the company has Angel in it somehow.
All of these items look intriguing. I’d love to check out Heath Ceramics, I know.
Don’t forget Coop home goods pillows are made in California.
My niece likes TAPATIO HOT SAUCE. Now I notice TAPATIO HOT SAUCE in restaurants.
You can also add Rubbernecker Stamps for any crafters/scrapbookers out there 🙂 they are located in Chino Hills and can be found online at Rubbernecker.com everything they make is in California except the dies are made out of state but still in USA
Hi, this is a great idea. We are a local pet product business in Northern California and a Humboldt Made member. We are committed to making the highest quality pet products we know how to make. Our products are available in local stores and the web. We would love to be mentioned here. Our blog is at dotsproducts.wordpress.com.
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I need to try out that coffee!!!!!!!
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One of my favorite things made in California is Boudin sourdough bread.
I love the ceramics shop featured so very pretty! I also like the Love heals jewelry. So many innovations are in California, and it is so beautiful there.
My husband and I love Groundwork Coffee’s ‘Bitches Brew’ dark roast. We highly recommend this California coffee!
I’ve so been looking forward to trying Coola – now that I know they are made in the USA, an even better reason than simply their reputation for effectiveness!
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