Fast Fashion is the new Fast Food + Misha Nonoo

I loved the articles that of a Kind (which I love) posted in their weekly Monday email this week on fashion. The first, from The Wall Street Journal posted this interesting chart and article about American’s purchase of clothing: The article asks the questions, “Do we need 60 new items of clothing a year?” and “For $907 could we make better purchases? Could we invest in clothing that is a higher quality, that will last longer?” Also note, the percentage of clothing Made in the USA (2.5%) from 1991 (almost 60%). Maybe I
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Ten & Co – North African shoes made from Moroccan rugs & leathers

     http://ten-and-co.com/ I loved reading about Ten & Co shoes in a recent magazine article. What a great idea! Many of their shoes are colorful, fun – and they are all unique! Every pair of TEN & Co. shoes is cut from unique vintage and antique hand-woven Moroccan rugs and supple leathers.  From rug auctions, souks, Marrakech flea markets and the Atlas mountains, they find strong, colorful rugs and blankets that tell a story in each shoe.  Handmade in small batches by a cobbler in Marrakech, their shoes combine classic shapes with the vibrant
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Still Southern Made – Southern Living Magazine

There was a nice 6-page article in Southern Living Magazine on homewares that are still made in the south! I love seeing articles that are focused on made in USA products and grateful SL finds that important! I have added some that I didn’t know of to the applicable pages, but here is a complete list.  I also, finally, separated linens from homewares so it has its own page. I almost ordered a Charleston Forge table years ago. I had forgotten about them and am so glad for the reminder.
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organic fair- organic syrups for carbonated beverages

http://www.organicfair.com/ Within the last year, we purchased the soda stream. My husband wanted to make healthier drinks and he is a huge coca-cola addict, so he thought it looked like a great solution. He was sad when he got them and compared the ingredients; he wasn’t impressed. Recently, he found Organic Fair and loved that their syrups are more what he thought he was getting before. They are genuinely organic and have a fourth of the sugar and calories. We have now tried all 6 flavors and have enjoyed them.
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Furniture – Made in USA (Did you know we have lost 9,113 jobs in North Carolina in the last 13 years?)

I didn’t realize how much the furniture area has been hurt by oversees manufacturing. Furniture Brands’ (Broyhill, Lane, Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair, Pearson, Laneventure, and Maitland-Smith) market capitalization (or total value of its shares) fell from $1.8 billion in 2004 to $31 million in 2013. They have since filed for Bankruptcy and have become Heritage Home Group. In 2014, they have closed additional manufacturing for Thomasville in North Carolina; Lane Furniture in Saltillo, Mississippi; Pearson Company plant in High Point; Heritage’s Clayton headquarters and Drexel Heritage in North Carolina.  In the past 13 years, Furniture Brands and Heritage
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Coolers Made in the USA – Lifetime Guarantee!

http://www.grizzlycoolers.com/ Grizzly Coolers are designed and priced to offer lifelong value.  They are available in multiple colors without added cost, come with a 2-inch drain, use latches with brass inserts and domestic-sourced hardware, and its hinge is integrated in the body. Grizzly Coolers are proudly envisioned, engineered, tooled, tested, perfected, and produced by Grizzly Coolers in Decorah, Iowa, USA, by Iowa Rotocast Plastics, Inc. IRP has extensive knowledge, history, integrity and credibility in the cooling industry with over 30 years of introducing rotationally molded plastic products into the market. Our Grizzly Coolers are designed
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Celebrate with beautiful things actually made in USA

  http://mrsfc.com/raglans/ Cute Mister raglan tees made entirely in San Francisco from pre-production to post-production through distribution. The inherently stylish, San Francisco-born designers engineer their garments to contain quality and comfort, with superior attention to detail and everlasting style. https://clay-company.com/proddetail.php?prod=2134 Wine+Beverage Tote: Americana made in Sonoma County, CA Clay Company makes heavy weight totes with a cotton canvas cover with a BPA free, leak proof and air tight liner. Holds a full 750ml bottle of wine, water or your favorite beverage. Rugged construction; rivets, grommets and an aluminum carabiner http://www.ortolanorganic.com/collections/all-products Ortolan
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My summer subscription boxes – Mantry, Olive Box, Glossybox, Plated, Raddish, Cooper & Kid

This looks like we have received a lot of boxes, but they have arrived over a period of months. Mantry The June Father’s Day Mantry (along with a handmade frame and card from etsy, sorry!)   The June beach-themed box includes: (I didn’t get the hint last month from the shoes, they were just decoration!) Coops Hot Fudge (which we have bought and loved in the past; how fun is that packaging?) / Watertown, MA $10 The Filthy Liar Cocktail looks fun to try! Lychee, Organic Lime, Clove for Gin & Tonic
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Father’s Day Ideas

I always default to my favorites. Food. Can you go wrong for most men? This year, I’m sending Murray’s Cheese. Their store in Greenwich Village, NYC looks just like you would envision it to, after visiting their website. Rows of yumminess. I have sent it for Valentine’s Day in the past. I’m loving some of their ideas for men: The Ultimate Cheeseburger Cheese & Bacon Collection The ultimate beer snack collection: I’m thinking This One for my husband. All they have to say is: Looks like a donut, tastes like
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Loving Glassy Baby today!

Found – the perfect wedding or teacher gift-   These beautiful US made glass candle votives. Give one; give twice! glassy baby has donated over $2 million to charities dedicated to healing (read below for more information on the company and how it was founded).  10% from the sale of every glassybaby goes directly to organizations that support people in all kinds of need. View the Power of Giving page to see some of the specific causes you can select (or 10% from any of the other colors – there are
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