TIP O' THE HAT: Hats off to those who choose to SHOP LOCAL and LOVE GLOBAL. Hats off to the folks who really value the dollar, by spending it ethically, and wisely. I tip my hat to those who "put their money where their mouth is" and show in action the power of principles and beliefs.
Hat off to the positive power of social media- and the people who use it to support sustainable shopping choices. Hats off to Mrs. American Made. I tip my hat to Ana B, aka Mrs American Made because she perfectly exemplifies the beauty of shopping #SECONDHANDFIRST.
Not long ago, I posted a picture (see top photo), first on Instagram, and then to my Facebook page. It's me in a fun vintage ski hat, beautifully knitted by an American company that's been around, and manufacturing in the United States since 1905. I posted my pic, and a link to the listing, and within minutes, lovely Ana had made the purchase. She sent along a note- this will be the perfect thing to keep my head warm in the cold Colorado winter! I happily shipped it off, looking forward in seeing this fun head gear on her beautiful head.
In almost no time, Ana posted this picture to her Instagram- and tagged me on Facebook. Her caption read: "I had no idea how cool my #madeinusa #wigwammills #vintage ski hat from @rosebudz was- until my son stole it from me." And lo and behold, her handsome son, Alex is seen strumming his guitar and rocking the bright yellow vintage wool topper by Wigwam Mills.
For those looking for style inspiration that showcases American made products, DO check out Ana's blog, Mrs. American Made.
Also check out these USA made product directories:
She is fab. I love her blog and her philosophy!
omg I love this!
Just shows how cool it was! After all it is a great hat.
Thanks for sharing our story, Bella. I am sure I will eventually get to wear my hat - we all share here. :)
It is a rarity to find clothing made in the USA (or, Canada, for us Canucks) in stores. Part of the thrill of thrift shopping is finding an item that was made by a classic home-grown company. Most of my winter coats were made in Canada and that's because they're vintage!
Thank you so much for including Made in USA Challenge as a resource. Love your blog and your mission!
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