Able Closures

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USA Love List Weekend Recap: Style, Beauty, Manufacturing News, Easter Loot, Giveaways!

Let us be among the first to welcome you to the weekend! Thanks for stopping by, clicking around, and catching up on anything you may have missed during this busy week on USA Love List. Our BIGGEST news was yesterday's announcement of our newest team member. Angie Barnes is the new USA Love List Beauty Editor.  A trained esthetician, she will be seeking out the very best American-made beauty products and sending us into the weekend every Friday with great tips. Please welcome her and let her know what kinds of Made in USA cosmetics, hair care, and beauty items you want to see. As usual, we also started the week off in style when our Fashion Editor Jill Homiak delivered one of the most popular all American-made outfits yet in her Made in USA Monday Fashion post on resort wear featuring this spring's pastel trend. Don't miss it. Did you catch the guest post from Ascent Douglas, an initiative to develop a manufacturing hub in Douglas County, Nevada? It is inspiring to hear directly from the people working hard to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. Pick up the phone or get out your carrot-pen right now and let the Easter Bunny know that we have a complete round up of easy-to-find American-made Easy candy and treats.  Gifts and discretionary purchases like these are great places to commit to buying American....

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USA Love List’s Weekend Recap: 100th Post!

This weekend's recap marks USA Love List's 100th post… Wow!  We launched November 1st of 2011 and in the last five months we have grown exponentially, day by day and week by week.  This is a good time to say a big Thank You to all of our followers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Email Updates, YouTube, and RSS.  Your energy and interest in American-made products keeps us growing.  Thank You as well to the many wonderful companies we have met, the big ones and the small ones, we love to hear your stories and we are inspired by your commitment to keeping your products Made in the USA. That said, let's enjoy a quick recap for this weekend.  If you are stopping by, click around on the things you may have missed, then get out and enjoy the nice weather if you've got it. Monday brought us another excellent Made in USA Monday fashion feature.  Our editor Jill Homiak showed us how to brighten up for spring with a little pop of trendy neon, using American-made fashion, of course.  We say things like this almost every week, but we've got some big news coming. If you are a fan of our Made in USA fashion collections, we have something new and exciting in store… stay tuned. We were treated this week to a guest post from Luke Eriksen of...

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Made in USA Review, Giveaway & Offer: Able Closures Genuine American Handcrafted

We are so fortunate. What a wonderful news we have for our readers this week. We have a fascinating product review, an especially generous giveaway, and an incredible opportunity, all from a company you'll want to know: Able Closures.  We hope you caught our profile of Able Closures a few months back and if you didn't, you might want to take a moment to read about them now because they have a great story – just the kind we like to share on USA Love List.  Inspired by the kinds of durable leather goods produced in the 1920's and 30's that lasted a lifetime, if not generations, the company set out to produce briefcases and business cases of the highest quality, all made in the USA.  Their cases each carry a limited lifetime warranty and unique id.  Having seen them photographed and in person, I can attest that these cases are of a quality unlike anything I have ever seen. The Review I received the Executive Consultant Case in Saddle for review (pictured upper right).  [Disclosure: USA Love List received this product unconditionally for review purposes. Our opinions are always our own, and we aim to write fair and balanced reviews to promote only the very best of American-made products.] It arrived with same warm glow it has in the photo. The brass fastener is burnished, not too shiny, and...

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Able Closures – Made in the USA – Aims to be Around for the Ages

Able Closures – Committed to American Quality How many companies set out to make a product that will last for generations?  That is the goal of Able Closures. They are a Dallas, Texas company that is making genuine American handcrafted business cases.  Able Closure cases are inspired by the way brief cases were made in the 30's and 40's.  I recently had the opportunity to talk, at length with founding partner Jeff Boudreax about his company's commitment to the highest quality in American manufacturing. A former corporate executive whose company “sold out to China”, Boudreax was searching for a brief case.  This is when he realized that virtually all of the choices were labeled by American companies but made overseas.  Boudreax had to travel to London to find the kind of quality case he was seeking.  Afterwards,  Able Closures was born with the goal of building cases the way they were built in the 30's and 40's. “We began with that spirit, making really quality products,” he said.  “We want to control the whole process, from the leather to the customer.”  The primary objective is to, “hire only American employees and build a product that is exclusively American,” he said. “We value the fair treatment of workers and we intend to build products to last for generations.” The experience proved to be more challenging than anticipated.  Able Closures found...

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