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October 2018

Annual Made In USA Special Issue

Manufacturers "Reshoring" Jobs
for American Workers

Channel Craft's Pennsylvania factory houses 70 employees making traditional American toys
Channel Craft's Pennsylvania factory houses 70 employees making traditional American toys
According to the advocacy group Reshoring Initiative, the number of jobs being brought back to the USA by U.S. companies ("reshoring") has increased by ten times the number in 2010. Several major companies and some less well-known were featured by USA Today as bringing back thousands of jobs that had been previously been outsourced, such as Harley-Davidson, which announced plans in July to reshore several hundred jobs to avoid tarrifs imposed by the EU.

This newsletter features “Made in USA” product lines every October, believing that it is important for the economic health of the country to continue making things in the USA. Below is a sampling of CAMEO EZ© clients with product lines Made in USA*.

Golden Hill Studios founder Bette Hestle (right) and Sarah Hurst discuss a new design in their upstate New York facility.
Golden Hill Studios founder Bette Hestle (right) and Sarah Hurst discuss a new design in their upstate New York facility.
Located south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, PA, Channel Craft has been manufacturing Authentic American Toys, Games and Puzzles that are “Quality Crafted” right here in the U.S.A. for over 35 years now! You’ll find American Pastimes that are produced by skilled craftsmen and women to ensure aesthetic beauty, durability and great play value. All Channel Crafted Boomerangs are handcrafted and guaranteed to return if thrown properly. No two models have the same flight pattern and will possess flight qualities of distance, elevation, and hoverability unique to that distinct model.

Bette Hestle's grandmother started collecting hand painted glassware as a young mother and passed her love of the art on to her granddaughter. In 1999 by Bette founded Golden Hill Studio. Bette has lived and painted on Golden Hill in Western New York for 38 years. She has a background in art from Stephens College and the University of Tennessee. All of the design work is done by Bette and Sarah Hurst. Now there are many local artists who do the painting on the glass. GHS artists take great pride in each crafted piece and are a valued part of why Bette’s business is so successful. As painters, they are able to work in their homes while raising their families. The younger artists are helping to finance their own educations. This system of doing business, supports GHS philosophy of family and home as a first priority.

All natural Soy Candles from The SOi Company in Modesto California are ready for packaging.
All natural Soy Candles from The SOi Company in Modesto California are ready for packaging.
The SOi Company is a Northern-California-based company that offers an array of richly scented candles to enhance your overall wellness. SOi candles are produced in Modesto, California using domestically sourced products. All SOi candles are hand-poured in the company's factory using 100% all natural soy oil that is grown and produced in the USA. Soy oil burns cleaner and up to 40% longer than paraffin-based, wax, or soy-blend candles. The SOi Company's wide variety of scented soy candles are good for aromatherapy or to enhance any space.

KAM Manufacturing's production floor, where the award-winning Stephanie Dawn cotton handbags are made. Inset: the finished product.
KAM Manufacturing's production floor, where the award-winning Stephanie Dawn cotton handbags are made. Inset: the finished product.
Recently awarded the title “Best Cotton Bags” by All American, Stephanie Dawn also earned the rank of second place (out of ten) for “Top Recommended Bags” made in the USA! For a lightweight style and long-term storage durability, Stephanie Dawn cotton handbags make beautiful accessories for any occasion! The bags come in a wide range of shapes, styles and colors giving you plenty of options to choose from. The lineup of bags are produced exclusively in America and that the founding company, KAM Manufacturing Inc., has more than 27 years of manufacturing experience with quilted cotton bags. “We choose to make our products here in the USA because we provide jobs to our local community in the Van Wert, OH area,” says the team at Stephanie Dawn. “Our customers love the high-quality of our products, the fact that they are made in the USA and they help support not only our business, but jobs to our wonderful team of employees!”

Twelve-year-old Elana Barrett her
Twelve-year-old Elena Barrett is the inventor/founder of HuggyBox. Her “HuggyBox” note cards are produced in Rochester, NY.
HuggyBox is unusual in that the company was started by an 11-year-old adopted child. When she was five, Elena Barrett's father left a note under her pillow when he went on a business trip. The note wished her a good night's sleep and included the word "Huggy". It told her if she squeezed the note really tight and she would feel his hug come through the paper.

From this experience HuggyBox was born. The note cards are for sending "virtual hugs", allowing people to stay connected. HuggyBox makes it's products in Rochester, New York with soy-based inks on 100% recycled mixed source materials. HuggyBox is also a Proud Partner of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. A portion of each HuggyBox sold goes to the foundation to find families for children in foster care.

Dreams After All now supplements its greeting card line with textiles and jewelry made on the east coast
Dreams After All now supplements its greeting card line with textiles and jewelry made on the east coast
Agoura Hills, California is home to Dreams After All, which for 14 years has designed and produced greeting cards, but has now added jewelry and textiles. Manufactured on the east coast of the USA, The jewelry line features pieces first cast in brass and plated in either sterling silver or 18-karat gold. They are then hand-finished. North Carolina is where the new textile products are produced. “We are very pleased to work with them to produce our new lines of home decor and wearable art with the utmost quality and craftsmanship,” says Renée Rubach, founder.

Gigi Butler has launched a line of printed textiles with Mariasch Studios of Long Island, New York.
Gigi Butler has launched a line of printed textiles with Mariasch Studios of Long Island, New York.
Mariasch Studios of Long Island, New York, is launching Gigi Butler's line of printed textiles. Gigi's American Dream began when she was down to her last $33 starting a cupcake shop in Nashville, TN, in 2008. That first shop grew include franchise locations with sales of $43 million in 2013. Gigi's line includes quotes such as “bake the world a better place,” “bake your own American dream,” and “the secret ingredient is love.”

The vendors above are just the beginning. Below in "Featured Vendors" you will find Made In USA vendors, indicated by the red, white and blue backgrounds. And there are more:

  • Ala Carte Alice
  • All For Giving
  • Ata Boy
  • Barrel Aged Creations
  • Bay Pottery
  • Betsy Drake Interiors
  • Billy Joe Homewares
  • Betsy Drake Interiors
  • Blair Cedar
  • Brazos Walking Sticks
  • Candles And Quotes
  • Channel Craft
  • Cinda B Enterprises
  • Coast Lamp Manufacturing
  • The Cookbook Company
  • Crown Mulling Spices
  • Designs by Beverly
  • The Dish
  • ER Sales
  • Ergo Candles Inc.
  • FlashPoint Candle
  • FreeHeart Drinkware
  • Gently Spoken
  • Gina B Designs Inc.
  • Grandparent Gift Co. Inc.
  • The Greeting Place
  • Heart Gifts
  • Holiday Fried Pecans
  • Imagine That
  • JTP Wholesale
  • Jeane's Things
  • Kiss Me In The Garden
  • LPG Creative
  • MikWright
  • My Town Art
  • Next Innovations
  • NMR Distribution
  • Northridge Gardens
  • Oatmeal Studios
  • Pocket Plus
  • Prissy Plates
  • The Professionals
  • PUREFactory Naturals
  • Richard E. Bishop Ltd.
  • Robicheaux Candy
  • Sassy's
  • Sassy Stuff
  • Scandical
  • Shade Tree Greetings
  • Sincere Surroundings
  • Smile Drinkware
  • Smith Amish
  • Spiker
  • Star Home
  • Stephers, Inc.
  • Sun Day Greetings
  • Tangico
  • Three Kings Gifts
  • Toland Home Garden
  • Under Stellas Umbrella
  • Unpossible Cuts
  • Unwined Candles
  • Vintage Girl Designs
  • White Mountain Puzzles

*For the purposes of this newsletter, "Made In USA" can include products assembled in the US, products where some components are made in the US or products entirely made in the US.

Quick Industry News



Next Generation Home PageNext Generation has a clean, new look for their wholesale CAMEO EZ© website. Next Generation is a Sales Agency based in Dallas, Texas serving stores in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Home, OmegaNet's portal website that showcases Made In USA products year round, continues to feature product lines that are Made in USA both through banner ads and vendor lists that have been given a facelift with new, larger images. Vendors can be searched by general category. The site also features news from the Gift & Home Retailer newsletter.

Geo Central Home PageGeo Central has refreshed its wholesale website and simplified its navigation. The 40-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio, company specializes in a striking collection of rocks, crystals, holistic gemstones, trendy home décor, jewelry, fun kits, and impulse items.


EZ Ribbon indicates a CAMEO EZ© web site.

Ala Carte Alice‘s mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to their customers and use the freshest ingredients that they can find. Alice Wooten takes great pride in her company, their commitment to customer service and in the products they sell. Ala Carte Alice’s products include savory sauces, red dog rubs, glazes, relishes and jams. Black and Blue Bacon, Creme Brulee and Sante Fe are just some of the yummy cheese balls Alice offers. In addition, there are mouth watering desserts, party dips and awesome entrees. You have go to try Ala Carte Alice for an excellent cullinary experience!
From sourcing maple sap to delivering a finished product, all these artisanal items are from US based, family businesses. The company's maple is sourced from a 3rd generation family farm in the deep, dark woods of Pennsylvania. Our criteria for sap to syrup must fall in the Grade A, Dark Amber category. For maple aficionados this was once referred to as Grade B or the late harvest.

Brazo Walking Sticks is the largest hand-crafted American walking stick manufacturer in North America. We Sustainably source 20 core species of wood from upstate NY to East Texas.
Bullet jewelry and art by Artist Moises V. featuring bullet embellished fashion and jewelry.

Candles and Quotes' 100% All Natural All Soy Candles are made by "The Soy Sisters". They pour each and every candle by hand and use only Essential Oils to fragrance their candles, which are candles are 100% Eco-Friendly. Each candle comes with a beautiful quote, that is either meaningful, funny or down right crazy. If you don't see what you like ask "The Soy Sisters" and they will make it for you. They personalize all of our candles so your own uniqueness and quirky personality can be put on a candle. So watch what you say because it may wind up on a candle!

cinda b® was created by Altlant designer Cinda Boomershine. Cinda's love for color and a passion for design, inspired her to launch her own back and accessory line. cinda b® tastefully blends solid colors with modern prints. Poly/nylon fabrics make cindab bags uniquely lightweight yet durable, water and stain resistant, and machine washable.

Beautifully designed cards, calendars, wall prints and childrens's cards.

Coast Lamp Manufacturing was established and incorporated in the state of Florida in 1955. Now, a North Carolina Corporation since 1975, located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. We are a family owned and operated company. Our product is UL/ULC listed and approved and made in the USA. Customer satisfaction and a long lasting relationship are our goals. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Artist Renee Rubach creates beautiful greeting cards and gift enclosure cards for all occassions. Early on, she became interested in creating greeting cards, both the designs and message. She absolutely loves creating products that people can enjoy and use.

Drew DeRose's lines run from tabletop to decorative figurines and include candle holders, cannisters and cookie jars. All products are colorful and original. The company has a creative staff that designs merchandise for Drew DeRose Designs.

Fancy That Gift & Decor, Inc. celebrated its 17th anniversary in August, 2018. Owners, Steve and Carmen Mendelson, have used their experience in gift and home decor to build a company that takes pride in providing quality Coastal Decor products and service with the highest levels of integrity always at the forefront.

Founded in 2011, Freeheart is based in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Freeheart is committed to delivering the absolute best quality and innovation on the market. Freeheart thermal insulated drinkware is Made in the USA and keeps drinks cold & hot, has reduced sweating, and is dishwasher safe.

GetSassys has fun, colorful, cool, hip gifts that are sure to bring a smile to everyones face! From flour sack towels to baby and toddler t-shirts, koozies, wooden memo holders and linens, Get Sassys designs make shopping fun!

Gina B. Designs is an award-winning greeting card, gift and stationery products company featuring exceptional art and design. With an array of styles, variety of products and outstanding customer service, Gina B. Designs has "something for everyone."  All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.

Miko is recognized as on of the world's leading manufacturers of sentimental gifts. Whether it is for Mom, Sister, A Loved One, Your Aunt, Your Guardian Angel or whomever, there tasteful gifts send beautiful messages to beautiful people. Economically priced with great retail appeal they are just the thing for special occassions or just to say I'm thinking of you.
Holiday Fried Pecans' rise in popularity can be attributed to its first treat a salty, sweet 100% certified Louisiana fried pecan that is guaranteed to satisfy the most demanding of cravings. These great tasting pecans that have less fat & calories than raw pecans are a perfect addition to any store. Lightly sweet, Lightly salty and great on Salads, Sweet Potatoes, Ice Cream, Cheese Cake or as a snack. Holiday Fried Pecans...a curious and delicious flashed-fried Louisiana Pecan that's great for corporate gifts givers, retail locations, cooking, baking or solo-snacking!
Huggy Box is a great alternative when greeting cards just don't say enough. Sending virtual hugs allows everyone to stay connected. Huggy Box is a Proud Partner of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. A portion of each HuggyBox sold goes to the foundation to find families for children in foster care.
JTP Wholesale is a wholesale website offering monogrammed bathroom tissue, coasters and a line of t-shirts for the young and old: Future Jock t-shirts and onesies and X-Jock adult t-shirts.

Northridge Gardens makes a variety of skin-care products in the U.S.A., including Lotion Bars, Supple Skin (Skin Repair), Luscious Lips (Lip Balm), Perfume Wands and Passion Candles.

collections, including Flip Flop Foot Repair,Splash. The collection includes lip balm, foot repair, body lotion, hand cream, solid lotion bar, salt glow, skin repair.

Red Carpet Studios, Ltd. features All Jazzed Up Fashion Accessories for Fall & Spring. A wide range of Giftware for the Home & Garden. Visit our website for New Products & Specials.

Sanis Enterprises offers a large selection of elegant and stylish, quality desk clocks, the latest styles in fashion watches, executive gifts, credit card cases and multi tools, just to name a few. Gifts that celebrate life’s special moments.

Sincere Surroundings offers home decor and gifts that can be personalized with different colors, sizes, names, dates, locations, anniversaries and more. If your customers are constantly on the look-out for that one piece they just have to have, it can be found here – inside Sincere Surroundings.

Smile Drinkware provides custom tumblers to major brand manufacturers and also provides hundreds of unique exclusive tumbler designs to retailers and consumers. Provides high-end, top-quality insulated tumblers.

Smith Amish Arthritis Cream is made with all natural plant oils that are kind to delicate, sensitive skin and is FREE of animal oils! It contains concentrated natural botanicals of Arnica, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint and Tea Tree plus Menthol with pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.

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.

SOi Essentials is a Northern California based company that offers an array of richly scented candles to enhance your overall wellness. SOi Candles are hand-poured in the USA using 100% All Natural Food Grade Kosher Soy Oil, that burns cleaner and up to 40% longer than paraffin based, wax or soy blend candles. The company's candles are made with 100% cotton lead free wicks, are soot-free and do not emit harmful toxins (such as Benzene) into your home or the environment.

Star Home features tabletop and home decor for specialty retailer, catalog and online marketers, the hospitality trade and more. Star Home's designers look to all corners of the world to gather inspiration for this ever-growing market. This inspiration is then turned into real-life, high-quality products by artisan craftsmen.

Stephers Inc. greeting cards featuring 100% Dead Sea Bath salts, funny sea characters, and a little 'BE HAPPY' meditation to lift your spirits ~ LIFE CHANGING SEA SALTS right in your very own tub! SPA CARDS. "TRANSFORMING HUMANITY ONE BATH AT A TIME".

Sunset Vista Designs offers you extra margin opportunities, and sells thru at retail. They offer innovative designs, in proven products, with space saving merchandising solutions, and attractive package deals that all add value to the quality products we offer. Many say this is the "best ever" line of innovative gift, garden, and home decor.
The Original Mermaid Co - Shimmers like a mermaid tail!

Lines include Tizo and Siena frames in a variety of styles and colors plus elegant candleholders from tea lights to pillar candles. The site also features boxes and trays in a variety of materials.

Inspirational stationery and home decor, featuring the work of owner-artist Michelle DeFillipo. Michelle uses her love of inspirational words, vintage paper, architecture and color to inspire and uplift. Her artwork expresses a range of sentiments from the sincere appreciation of a true friend to self motivation for each day.

White Mountain is ahead of the pack when it comes to puzzles with educational content. Why not learn something while doing a puzzle? If you love to travel, why not put together an entertaining birds eye view of KEY WEST, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, BOSTON or NEW ENGLAND? Or work on a puzzle of states like MICHIGAN, ILLINOIS, OHIO, VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA or GEORGIA? Or learn something about PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY or THE CIVIL WAR? These challenging projects take artists like DAVID HARRISON WRIGHT, DEB MARCONI, GARY TORISSI, and MAUREEN RUPPRECHT months to create.

Wild Hare Designs features an assortment of whimsical, humorous sayings available on kitchen, bar & tea towels, as well aprons.


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