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October 2020

Annual Made in USA Special Issue

Made in USA Front and Center
This Week in Washington DC

White House(Photo by Aaron Kittredge from Pexels)

In an official proclamation issued by the White House on Saturday, October 3, President Donald Trump declared Monday, October 5, 2020 "Made in America Day" and October 4 though 10 as "Made in America Week" (source).

A worker uses a drill during the manufacture of an Imagine Design product. The company uses it's Minnesota-based manufacturing operation to provide jobs and teach job skills for people with barriers to employment.A worker uses a drill during the manufacture of an Imagine Design product. The company uses it's Minnesota-based manufacturing operation to provide jobs and teach job skills for people with barriers to employment.

The president's timing was perfect for this newsletter, since we have been featuring Made in USA vendors in our October issue since 2007. This year we again focus on manufacturing in the USA.

Watch the video above to see Gina B. Designs greeting cards being produced.

Originally founded in 1986 as a giftware business, Imagine Design was acquired in 2008 by AccessAbility, Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota, nonprofit to serve as a social enterprise providing transitional work and training for people who have barriers to employment. The individuals from the community who work on the Imagine Design business line gain transferable skills in production, inventory, merchandising, customer service and more. Imagine Design home décor and gift items are made using the finest quality materials combined with its own unique designs of media, depth and embellishments. The result is a fun and inspirational gift line that also has a great mission!

Still in the state of Minnesota, where author Cheryl Karpen of Gently Spoken created her gift book series “Eat Your Peas.” “Growing up on a farm taught me a lot about planting strong roots in your own community,” Cheryl says. “After I received bids from three Twin City printers to print my first gift book, I chose the printer that made a unique promise, ‘I promise to ALWAYS treat you like family.’ With more than 1 million Eat Your Peas Gift Books sold, we’ve never looked back. Why? Because our St. Paul based printer, Ideal Printers, has our back. Come and see the beauty and heart we have created together.”

>One of Cheryl Karpen's “Eat Your Peas” books is on the press at left and a finished cover is at right.One of Cheryl Karpen's “Eat Your Peas” (Gently Spoken) books is on the press at left and a finished cover is at right.

In Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, Gina B. Designs is a designer and publisher of Greeting Cards and Stationery/Gift products since 1984. All of the company's products are produced in the U.S.A. Every item in the line is printed locally, assembled and packaged at the company's facility.

Kathy, a buyer for a hardware store in Michigan, is really excited about the sell-through of her Tangico product display.

Tangico, a manufacturer of gifts, souvenirs and promotional products located in Pontiac, Michigan, now has 6,000+ stock images for more than 20 Made-in-the-USA products. Tangico’s “All-In” pricing now allows retail buyers to order name dropped or fully customized products with reasonable minimums and no surprise art or set-up fees.

The Greeting Place specializes in laughter and creating jobs in Nashville, TNThe Greeting Place specializes in laughter and creating jobs in Nashville, TN

Since 1999, The Greeting Place has been proud to create jobs in Nashville, Tennessee. From design, to printing, to supplies, and assembly, “Go Girl!” Greeting cards are Tennessee made! The Greeting Places uses its own family photos and humor to spread laughter. The company's retailers always know when customers are at their display racks because they hear them actually laughing out loud!

Pure Factory Naturals takes pride in their Made-in-USA ingredients. At right are some finished, packaged products.
Pure Factory Naturals takes pride in their Made-in-USA ingredients. At right are some finished, packaged products.

Going south to the Atlanta area, everything from Pure Factory Naturals is made in the company's GMP certified plant in Smyrna, Georgia, and is 100% Gluten-, Paraben- and GMO-free. Pure Factory uses natural, beneficial ingredients in all its bath and body products, such as coconut oil, shea butter & essential oils. New products in unique and eye-catching packaging are continually being created in assortments & open stock.

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Continuing on the way south, Freeheart is based in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Founded in 2011, Freeheart is committed to delivering a full line of double walled insulated drinkware and deliver the absolute best quality and innovation on the market. Freeheart acquired Signature Tumbler in September, 2018. Freeheart thermal insulated drinkware is Made in the USA and keeps drinks cold & hot, has reduced condensation, and is top-rack dishwasher safe. Freeheart specializes in catering to specialty gift shops, sports & memorabilia stores, buying groups, regional retailers, advertising specialty resellers, and also does contract manufacturing for private label programs. Freeheart brand of double wall insulated drinkware is launching 20+ new designs from the Avery Jackson collection. “In consulting with Avery, we wanted to focus on designs for the specialty gift, tourist destination, coastal retail, zoo and aquarium, and also kitchenware markets,” said Rainer Kuhn, President of Freeheart Drinkware. “Consumers can’t help but stop and smile at the whimsical and emotionally appealing designs.”

Finally, below is a list of OmegaNet Inc./CAMEO EZ© vendors besides those above who are all or partially Made in USA. You will find more information at GiftsWholesale.Com or Some vendors may use components that are not Made in USA but designed and assembled in this country. Further in "Featured Vendors" you will find Made In USA vendors, indicated by the red, white and blue backgrounds.

  • Ala Carte Alice
  • Ata Boy
  • Betsy Drake Interiors
  • Billy Joe Homewares
  • Blair Cedar
  • Cinda B Enterprises
  • Cameo LLC
  • Christ Visions
  • The Cookbook Company
  • Crown Mulling Spices
  • Decorum
  • The Dish
  • ER Sales
  • Ergo Candles Inc.
  • Grandparent Gift Co. Inc.
  • Gracefully Designs
  • Hawaii Bee Company
  • Hilson Gallery
  • Holiday Fried Pecans
  • Hot Ruby
  • JTP Wholesale
  • Jeane's Things
  • Kiss Me In The Garden
  • KraftWorks
  • Maha CBD
  • MikWright
  • My Town Art
  • Next Innovations
  • Northridge Gardens
  • Oatmeal Studios
  • Pocket Plus
  • Prissy Plates
  • The Professionals
  • Pure Mana
  • Richard E. Bishop Ltd.
  • Robicheaux Candy
  • Sassy's
  • Sincere Surroundings
  • Sassy Stuff
  • Smile Drinkware
  • SOi Essentials
  • Smith Amish
  • Snazzy & Company
  • Spiker
  • Star Home
  • Stephanie Dawn
  • Studio B
  • Sun Day Greetings
  • The Professionals
  • Whispers (Under Stellas Umbrella)
  • Unpossible Cuts
  • Vintage Girl Designs
  • Whimsy Me
  • Wild Hare Designs
Don't forget, if you are experiencing disruption in your supply chain due to COVID-19, you can find new vendors below and at portals like, and

Quick Industry News


White Elephant Home PageWhite Elephant has a brand new CAMEO EZ© B2B mobile-friendly website. White Elephant been in wholesale business for more than 25 years, with a promise of best quality products and prices for their customers. The company's home decor is exclusive, designed and handmade by their own carvers with love and care. White Elephant offers a wide variety of products and there is something for everyone.


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!
Cameo Glass products are variously called Glass Prints, Glass Photo-Frames, Photos on Glass, or Glass Photo-Gifts. Simply put: the company takes your customer's photos and reproduces them to a range of functional Glass Products for display and use at home. Your customers' pictures are fused into glass, creating translucent, vibrant photo-displays which can be viewed from both sides and are vibrant in color. The result: an elegant, yet striking display of beautiful photography and great memories! is the online store for beautiful hand-made glass ornaments and collectables.

Clark Francoies has been working in the arts from the age of 5 and brings over 50 years of knowledge and experience with the color palate. He was trained in California at Pratt college in fine arts and in Germany on mixing custom hair colors for salon owners and cosmetologists becoming a color specialist. Although Clark uses many mediums, he is mostly painting in oils at this time and is now based in Kona, Hawaii. Clark is excited to share with you his passion for art. Gods nature and His word are the things that most inspire Clark in his work.

cinda b® was created by Atlanta 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.

Decorum brings original art, craft, and home decor products designed by original artists to gift shops and home decor boutiques. The company\'s current product line focuses on alphabet letter art. Additional products are on the way. When you shop with Decorum you will find unique items inspired by original artists at a price point that is attractive to a wide audience.

Gourmet foods and snacks from the heart of Oklahoma! Including Kettle Crunch in Pecan, Jalapeno, Cowboy and Almond flavors, Spice Blends in Jamaican, Cowboy and Pepper flavors, Nut Gift Sets and more.

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 18th anniversary in August, 2019. 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.

Brazil-based Fhasso features distinctive, artistic pet beds made in Viet Nam out of bamboo.

Since 1993, the goal of First & Main has been to create imaginative, sumptuously soft plush characters with the versatility and value endorsed by our retail partners. Attention to detail in the facial expressions, special features,and textured materials has been our trademark.

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.

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.

Global Quest provides quality unique patent and TM registered stainless steel product brands for your home, kitchen, and dining. Including stainless steel wine glasses, mechanical beer bottle openers, beer insulators, vintage metal ice trays, wine cooler buckets, and crown cake toppers.

Valerie Bailey (Val Bailey Designs) designs creative and colorful Bible tabs to enhance Bible journaling. These colorful Bible tabs make it easy to locate the books of the Bible so you can spend more time reading and journaling and less time searching!
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.
The Sofa Arm Table by Greystone Avenue was built with professional grade materials to provide a unique look that reflects your style and personality. It was born out of pure necessity, to provide superior protection for the arms of your sofa, couch or recliner. Made from beautiful Acacia hardwood and featuring a non-slip silicone top and base to provide years of faithful service.
Hawaii Bee Company is a family owned and operated business located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The company produces Award winning raw honey, and raw honey comb.
Hilson Gallery, based in Spokane, WA, features the colorful art of Sandra Hilson on a variety of products, such as large and small handbags, tote bags and face masks.
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!
Hot Ruby is the perfect addition to your mug on a cozy evening. Unlike typical cider, Hot Ruby's family recipe marries cranberry and citrus juices with an exquisite blend of spices. Add your favorite spirits for a special treat! Hot Ruby is certain you will find comfort in every heated or iced cup of Hot Ruby, time and time again.
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.
Innovative Technology Products Corp. is a 2017 start-up enterprise of engineers and scientists, who have committed themselves to utilize their creativity, design and other capacities to develop and /or redefine versatile reusable household helpers and other everyday consumer products. Innovative's motto “AVOID PLASTIC – USE SILICONE” is a first step. It is the company's contribution to protect open ocean waters from plastics pollution. Adopting and supporting it means buying reusable silicone products rather than conventional one-way plastic products; thus, you contribute to and also become part of our community and campaign to “SAVE OUR PLANET”.
Jillson & Roberts was founded with the idea of providing premium quality fashion-oriented gift wrap and accessories, along with superior service, to retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. We have the commitment to be environmentally sensitive!
JTP Wholesale is a wholesale website offering monogrammed coasters, IcyBags, and Keeping It Positive affirming sheets and pillowcases.
Handcrafted jewelry made in the USA.

Lins Lace is a major importer of the finest hand embroidery products, like beddings, cushion covers, chair covers, baby clothings, baby accessories, guest towels, handkerchiefs, rugs, table linens, and more, for over 25 years.

At Magnolia Lane, our desire is to produce gifts that become part of celebrations, memories, and family treasures. Our licensed tailgating products, Christmas line, The South collection, and outdoor decor will enhance and compliment every occasion! We are proud of what we do and are ever grateful and dedicated to our customers.

Maha CBD features the healing properties of CBD oil. “Maha” is an ancient Sanskrit word that can be translated to mean greatness, strength, and abundance. It is the qualities we seek to embody at Maha CBD. Our CBD products are made from organic, natural hemp grown under sunlight, not a heat lamp. Processed and bottled here in the USA, we take pride to ensure the meaning of “Maha” is exemplified in every step of the process. Before any of our products are sold, we make sure a third party that determines quality and accuracy tests them. We take quality seriously— our third party testing makes sure no bias impacts the quality of our products.

Maryland-based Nature's Retreat features several lines inclucing Aromatherapy Jewelry, Chakra Jewelry, Crystal Healing Bags, Essential Oils and Healing and Smudge.

Neon Nightlife's glowing products are the perfect ice breaker for singles or the stuff the younger ones fight over. Regardless of where you are you'll be drawing tons of attention to your group. Our products are eye catchers in bars, clubs, concerts, electric glow runs, LED parties, Halloween and anywhere that crowds congregate. Most products come with a battery pack that controls different strobe modes.

Pure Factory Naturals 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.

Pure Mana Hawaii Founders Sue Mandini and Kollette Stith bring the wisdom of living close to the land and in harmony with nature's rhythms to the marketplace in their luxury skincare line. Built from the ground up, the brand features wild harvested ingredients and a synergy of raw, wild macadamia nut oil and green coffee bean oil, grown on their family's certified organic farm, Mahina Mele in Hawaii.

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.

Joe and Sue Brielmann have taken their combined experience of over 28 years in personalized products and design to create one of the fastest growing cart businesses in the country. Their creative ability, attention to detail, and the highest standards for quality and customer support, are among the reasons Rudolph and Me has experienced such huge growth.

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.

Snazzy and Company's sea-glass jewelry uses mostly recycled glass and the metals the company selects are environmentally friendly. Founder Anna Shaw researches and designs every charm herself and continues to use local help to assemble and create her jewelry. "Because Life is not Black and White."

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.

Your Place for 1,000’s of Unique Licensed Posters, Art, Stickers & Collector Pins. An industry leader for over 30 years with the best collection of Music, Movies, Nostalgia, Comics, Art, Anime, Blacklight, Landscapes, etc… Products are available for Resale in Stores, Online, Colleges, Conventions & Anywhere you exhibit!

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.
Award winning artist, Ted Dailey, incorporates a variety of materials with his silver and gold vermeil jewelry: South Pacific shells, high quality gemstones and Hawaiian Koa wood. Each unique piece of his jewelry is skillfully designed in the heart of Hawaii, reflects his 40+ years of enjoying life on the Big Island and is handmade on the exotic island of Bali.

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.

Verolooks is a respected, fast growing distributor of professional beauty products. We believe in enriching the beauty profession with high quality products for men and women of all ages, supported by an unparalleled commitment to fast reliable service, and ongoing promotional and educational programs. We pledge to be always accessible to our customers and responsive to their needs.

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.

Purveyors of Southern Sass - Tea Towels and Vintage Hand Stamped Silver Plated Flatware

White Elephant has been in the wholesale business for more than 25 years, with a promise of best quality products and prices for their customers. The company's home decor is exclusive, designed and handmade by their own carvers with love and care. White Elephant offers a wide variety of products and there is something for everyone.

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


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