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October, 2012

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Nov. 2012
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Dec. 2012
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These Gift & Decor Manufacturers Are Still "Made in the USA"

Manufacturing jobs have been on the minds of political candidates as well as voters during this election year. Every year in October, Gift and Home Retailer News surveys the landscape for manufacturers still producing goods in the USA. While a lot of heavy manufacturing has left our shores in search of cheaper labor, there are quite a number who continue to make things locally, and that usually translates to better quality, safety and environmental friendliness.

Dean Helfer Jr. of Channel Craft Channel Craft began as a one-man operation back in 1983 from the back of a step van / traveling wood shop, when president and founder Dean Helfer, Jr. drove from craft shows to folk festivals peddling his hand-crafted Boomerangs and other wooden products. As the years went on, Dean and his crew looked for a permanent spot to set up a manufacturing plant. In 1991, Dean and Channel Craft settled into an old Army Corps of Engineers building south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, PA.

Teresa of Heart Gifts hand paints ornamentsWith upwards of 70 employees, Channel Craft "Quality Crafts" toys, games and puzzles for thousands of museums, specialty toy and gift shops, mail-order catalog companies and department stores. Each year, new products grace the pages of their catalog and are tailor-made for each specialty toy and gift store, museum, park and attraction. You'll never find Channel Craft products in the major discount stores or worldwide superstore chains. Continue to look for the "Quality Crafted Fun" that is still made right here in the U.S.A. for many more years to come.

Heart Gifts by Teresa is proud to say that all its ornaments are proudly hand-made in the USA; Kanapolis, North Carolina, to be exact. Each ornament is inspected and placed in its own gift box. Not all the ornaments are just about Christmas. For example, "Just Married Car", #2006, is just one of 28 new designs in Heart Gifts' Crystal Collection. Each ornament in this collection is designed to put sparkle in someone's life, with hand-applied swarovski crystals.

Kiss Me In The Garden Products Made in California Northridge, California is home to Kiss Me In The Garden, whose products are 100% Made in USA. In business for 20 years, Kiss Me In The Garden produces natural bath & body products, paraben free, environmentally friendly and not tested on animals. The company has hundreds unique hand-decorated items to choose from and its products are made FRESH every single day.

Country Gourmet Home is family owned business that has developed their own line of high quality gourmet food mixes that require only basic ingredients to prepare. Each mix is made by hand to order using only US grown ingredients. This attention to quality and freshness are sure to tickle your taste buds!

Country Gourmet Home Products are made in Idaho Er'go glass candles (7 oz., 3 oz.) are hand poured in Dallas, Texas and all components are from US companies: soy wax (soybeans farmed in the Midwest), all-cotton wicks (Texas), premium fragrances (Northeast and West), glass (Ohio) and packaging (Texas). Premium fragrance soy candles by er'go are "clean for the environment and pure for your senses".

Grandparent Gift Company makes its products in GeorgiaMetro Atlanta, Georgia is where Grandparent Gift Company makes its baby gifts, ultrasound frames, ultrasound cards, ultrasound ornaments, grandma brag books, grandpa brag books, aunt brag books, christening gifts, baptism gifts, dedication gifts, and christening gifts for godparents.

Spin Shades of California makes 300 shades for nightlightsScandical makes personalized signs with customized backgrounds, plus magnets, keyrings, door hangers and placemats in Orange, California. Scandical is a new wholesale website in the OmegaNet CAMEO EZ© family.

Every home needs the gift of light! Spin Shades' nightlight is a friendly little light, day or night with it's happily spinning shade. The company's signature shades turn simply from the warmth of the bulb, to create light, motion, and magic. There are over 300 designs so there is something for every niche market. Custom designs can also be created with the company's custom program with only a 50 piece minimum. The shades are made by hand in the company's Ventura, California location. Spin Shades has been honored with special community service awards for the opportunities they've offered to the disabled. Spin Shades are a great gift that is fun and functional for under a $15 retail.

There are many, many more "Made In USA" manufacturers besides those we've featured above. See the "Featured Vendors" below for links to more Made-In-USA vendors, indicated by the red outline and bunting. Many more vendors manufacture and/or assemble their wares in the USA, including:

  • Alphabet Pix: NY
  • Applelicious: AL
  • Betsy Drake Interiors: NC
  • Blair Cedar: MO
  • Brownlow Gift: TX
  • Coast Lamp: NC
  • Counter Art: FL
  • Crown Mulling Spice: AL
  • Custom Wood Gifts: SC
  • Designs By Beverly: GA
  • The Dish: GA
  • ER Sales: VA
  • Fiddlers Elbow: NY
  • Gently Spoken: MN
  • Golden Hill Studios: NY
  • The Grandparent Gift Company: GA
  • Greenhill Music: TN
  • Imagine Design: MN
  • The Greeting Place: TN
  • Headdress NY: NY
  • Jeane's Things: IL
  • Leslie Handpainted: OR
  • Nantucket Bagg: ME
  • Philospots: FL
  • The Professionals & Kidsville, USA: AL
  • Pumpernickel Press: VA
  • Robicheaux Candy: MS
  • Sassy Stuff: AR
  • Scentennials: CA
  • Servant's Heart: NC
  • Stephers: MD
  • Talkin' Trash: AR
  • Three Kings Gifts: MD
  • Under Stella's Umbrella: GA
  • ...and many more!

Featured Vendors

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indicates Made-in-USA (may be manufacturered or assembled in USA).

Acacia Creations Since our products debuted in the U.S. in 2007, we've been working overtime to meet demand and we couldn't be happier. That's because at Acacia Creations we operate according to fair trade principles and return a percentage of each sale to our employees in Kenya. That means the more we sell, the more our workers and their families benefit! Also, because our items are made from recycled and reclaimed materials, the more we sell, the more we keep from being thrown away.

Badash Crystal: Our broad selection of mouth blown tabletop and decorative accessories from around the world will surely meet your needs. Every piece is individually and safely boxed. We offer superb quality and value for all your gift giving, bridal and/or personal pleasure.

Best Blue Mountain Coffee the wholesale ordering web site for City of Refuge 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee. 100% of the proceeds from your purchase of City of Refuge coffee go to help the City of Refuge Children's Home, enabling a Jamaican child to live and learn the ways of a loving and nurturing family environment.

Calypso Studios is a Fashion Accessory & Gift Company that creates products that encompass a relaxed and vibrant lifestyle. We are constantly moving forward and challenging ourselves with new designs and accessories, creating beautiful pieces that everyone can enjoy. We are excited to bring more color and sparkle to any wardrobe in an array of new designs for the gift industry, including our new and extremely popular Comfort Crosses and Wrap Bracelets. Visit us online today at to explore all of our new 2011 product! CAMEO EZ© member stores can now log into a site one time and place orders from several manufacturers. Check back often to see more lines. One Login - Multiple Shopping Carts - Easy Checkout.

Divinity Boutique is a gift company that is focused on trendy and fun gifts that feature inspirational verse and themes.

Europa Home decorincluding glass, candleholders and candles for garden, lodge, awards, gourmet food, sale items and more.

Halle Joy is a different type of company, committed not only to designing beautiful products, but to bringing joy to people throughout the world. A portion of the proceeds from every piece we sell goes to support worthy causes around the world.

Highland Graphics: a leader in functional gift with decorative items for gift giving and kitchen. From our topselling Absorbastone coasters, to our decorative bamboo cutting boards, everything we manufacture is made in the USA. Our high quality plus competitive pricing lets our customers make higher margins. We feature licensed art, official collegiate products and have a full range of custom capabilities with low minimums.

JTP Wholesale: Monogrammed toilet paper and coasters - The perfect gift for the person who has everything.

MyQuickPrints.Com system allows the store owner to generate "Live" previews of personalized photos, print the photos on demand in their store, and frame the photos all within minutes. The system provides instant gratification for store customers and big profits to the store owner! With, there are little or no start up costs and no inventory to carry. The store owner simply clicks, prints, and frames. When registering on, use CODE "Retail" for "Type of Business".

Nicole Brayden Gifts: a bright and trendy collection of stationary and home decorproducts. Lots of fun colors and designs offered. Introducing new and exciting "Purse Pad" stationary assortments as well as the trendy Cheeky Chic collection.

O3 USA: Founded on principles of creativity, functionality and a funky spirit, O3 USA strives strive to offer products that are unique, stylish, and, most importantly, cool. From kids' backpacks and luggage with integrated coolers, to fun accessories for the family, we hope you find what you are looking for with us here at O3!

Scribbles: "We are fashioned by what we love!" Jewelry, handbags, wallets, scarves and other fun stuff. NEW CAMEO EZ© web site.

snoozies!® are not socks and they're not slippers - sort of a crossover between the two and that's why we call them "foot coverings"! snoozies!® are made with a brushed fleece exterior in colorful & fun printed patterns and then lined with a soft Sherpa fleece inside.

Spring Street is proud to offer the finest assortment of personal, home, and office accessories. Our extensive product lines are all theme oriented, from baby to bride and beyond. All of our gift items are hand epoxy enameled and adorned with faux jewel encrusted motifs. Many of our designs are inspired from the famed Soho district of New York City where the very real Spring Street is located.

Stupell Industries: one of America's premier suppliers of handcrafted decorative accessories for upscale homes and offices. In business for over 30 years, our line includes a wide variety of baby products, kitchen and bathroom plaques, wall hangings, faux windows, picture frames, and other unique decorative objects. We are constantly enlarging and updating our product offering to keep abreast of the latest trends and styles in the fast-paced home decorative market.

Sunbelt Marketing Group , Inc. Licensed functional and decorative giftware for the home and tailored for the men's market, i.e. (clocks, signs, coat/key racks, salt and pepper shakers, bottle openers, shelves, picture frames, games key chains and more). Licenses include Coca-Cola, General Motors, Pepsi-Cola, Farmall Tractors, Shelby and the Shelby Ford Mustang and Dodge. Product mediums include wood, polyresin, and glass and mixed mediums.

Tripar International Inc.: Tripar International is your source for both displays and decorative accessories. Our extensive product line includes a wide assortment of easels, risers, ornament stands, plate racks, mirrors, jewelry displays, and unique display pieces. We are also an excellent source for wine accessories, wall decor, inspirational signs, and cookbook stands. We offer quality with style, low minimums and fast shipping.

Wellspring makes functional products with fresh designs for companies that sell gifts. Great fun and cute personal accessories designed for the purse, stationery designed for organization and Flip Notes- the best-selling slim notepad consistently ranked by retailers as a top 10 in sell through. Perfect 4th quarter pick up gifts at under $10 retail- a sweet spot with today's consumer. Now with collegiate logos!

Shade Tree Greetings' "Actual Pictures" are recognized as one of the best-selling greeting card lines in the industry. Nostalgic photographs and clever, funny verses make these cards a success. Go to our website to browse over 300 styles. GREAT introductory programs and free fixtures.

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Quick Industry News

New Wholesale Websites Opened in October

Three new CAMEO EZ© websites debuted during October. Check them out!

makes personalized signs, magnets, keyrings, door hangers and placemats

Elegant Baby features a wide variety of things for baby
Elegant Baby

Thread of Blue
A Thread of Blue
is your source for greeting cards picturing scenes from the Holy Land.

CAMEO EZ© is the B2B e-commerce system developed by OmegaNet Inc., publisher of this newsletter, for use by retailers in ordering inventory for their stores. A partial list of CAMEO EZ sites can be found at the company's portals such as,,, and A complete list of sites is available in the "Directory" on