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 Manchester Wood. He reflected on the significance of several recent news items about enthusiasm for Made in USA goods and talked about the heritage of his company.
If you haven't seen the video we posted about the Kickstarter campaign for North Carolina-based School House, go ahead and watch. This company is always inspiring in their efforts to keep their manufacturing in the US and rebuild their regional textile infrastructure along the way. They are trying to raise funds to bring in a well known photographer to document their company and their fall fashion line. Even small contributions make a difference, but they are still a long way from their goal.
Finally, we wrapped up our most popular giveaway yet, a Fiesta-ware pitcher from the Homer Laughlin Company. Congrats to Amber C. who chose the plum color. Our giveaway of a super-soft organic yoga tee or tank from Free to Be continues through Wednesday. And yesterday we launched a very special giveaway and offer from Able Closures. The giveaway is for an ultra luxury leather and merino fleece iCase for tablets. It is beautiful, tough, and of the highest quality. We can't wait to give it away to one of our readers who can choose their favorite color. Able Closures is also making a very special and generous offer. For anyone who will donate a no-longer-needed duffel or backpack for American disaster relief, Able Closures will give a $100 credit toward the purchase of their new soft Chaps Leather, suede lined Weekender bag. Please jump in and give these giveaways and offers a try. We are grateful to our sponsors for allowing us to share wonderful American made products with you.
As always, we love to hear from you. Send us an email or drop a note in our contact form. Let us know how we're doing and if there's something you'd like to see more of, do tell! Have a great weekend…