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Organic Cotton Market has Growth Potential in USA

They’re creating the greenest sort of Made-in-the-USA product that you may have never heard of yet. Did you know America’s organic cotton farmers are the world’s 5th largest supplier of that raw material? Centralized mainly in Texas, a few dozen farmers are growing an estimated 16,000 acres in organic cotton this year. “The demand for […]

Continue Reading By on March 17, 2014 in agriculture, made in the USA, organic, textiles, Uncategorized

Work by Hand: Healing Worn Soles

Work by Hand: Healing Worn Soles Long-time customer Clark Walker brought a well-worn pair of loafers to the counter, where Barbara Woods closely eyed the soles.  “I’d put a solid rubber heel on that.  It’ll wear a lot better,” she advised. “I’ve been coming here a long time,” shared Walker. Before leaving his shoes, he’d […]

Continue Reading By on December 3, 2012 in craft, green, made in the USA, repair, thrifty, with our own hands

Surprising Non-Farm Finds for Farm Co-op Shoppers

Clearance-priced Christmas decorations, fair trade scarves and handcrafted jewelry colorfully fill the space several feet over from the typical boots and tack.  Buyer Annette Moore has stocked the welcoming space with a display of American-made toys, adorable children’s clothing and jars of local honey.  The customers I met while browsing around windchimes and garden flags […]

Continue Reading By on January 14, 2012 in conscious consumerism, farm, farming, garden, made in the USA, organic, sustainable

Marble Factory Visit

Ronnie Wright proudly works with his hands and supervises a team of other workers who do the same in rural West Virginia.  He showed me how buckets full of colored glass get recycled into the sweltering furnace of the Marble King factory. Natural gas powers the process that turns leftover pieces from stained glass window […]

Continue Reading By on July 18, 2011 in green, made in the USA, manufacturing, recycling, toys

Dishes Still Made in the USA

I contacted the company that made the Golden Wheat dishes I wrote about Monday, but was not able to find out much additional information about them.  These are the everyday dishes my grandparents used, that my sister recently shared with me.  I was hoping to find out more about the scope and popularity of the […]

Continue Reading By on December 23, 2010 in made in the USA, vintage

Vintage Christmas Ornaments & Handmade Stockings

Our family recently added a box of vintage Christmas ornaments to our eclectic collection of holiday decor.  My husband’s  relatives weren’t interested in using the delicate items saved from a great grandparent’s estate.  Several glass balls are stamped “Made in USA,” and some also say “Shiny Brite.”  A few little felt ornaments are apparently handmade by a […]

Continue Reading By on December 22, 2010 in Christmas, made in the USA, vintage

Golden Wheat Dishes

My sister recently gave us both an  early Christmas gift by passing on to me our Grandma’s everyday dish set and clearing several feet of kitchen cabinet space for herself.  She had talked for months about wanting me to have the dishes.  They are the Homer Laughlin Golden Wheat design.  I was grateful for the chance to […]

Continue Reading By on December 20, 2010 in grandparents, made in the USA, vintage