Email newsletters are great to keep up to date on current events and products with any company, but from time to time (no pun intended), you come across ones that down right make you giggle. Sarcasm, humor, and wit so tastefully and professionally done in a product newsletter - built into a marketing campaign, even - is the best of any kind. Just see for yourself what it looks like:
Leather working, as we regard, is a delicate craft that can produce works of art that serve to be functional and everlasting as well. It takes a delicate yet seasoned hand to create a leather good and this post brings to light different techniques that yield different aesthetics and strengths to each stitch. Click HERE to read what Slightly Alabama has to say on leather stitching techniques.
Visit the Maker's Row website HERE for the full post.
There is constant refinement going on here at HomeGrown Goods which brings resent additions to the website. Not only have we added new companies and their products but we've also started on the process of effectively organizing all of this information. As you will see, there are more drop down menus in the top header navigation. Please browse these categories and if there is anything you would like to see different, please let us know. Anyhow, below are the few companies that we have added. Please enjoy:
Be sure to check back for more additions to the Home-GrownGoods.com website.
Hey Everyone, just a quick reminder about deadlines if you want custom panniers or other bag orders from Swift Industries. Tis the season; sooner than later is the name of the game. See the below image for details.
As Boldfoot notes: it starts from the ground up. In this case, it's American apparel manufacturing that starts from the ground up... with socks. Boldfoot brings us grown and sewn in the U.S.A socks that cater to all types of styles.
Just starting to walk, Boldfoot started with a Kickstarter campaign and quickly surpassed their goal. Now that they are funded, production will begin right outside of Philadelphia, PA and delivery is set for October of this year.
You still have time to make a contribution to their Kickstarter campaign and get your hands on the first run at a discounted price. They are worth the money with a 6 month insurance that will replace socks due to any sort of failure for free, no questions asked. One dollar from each pair purchased will go to helping veterans find jobs, housing, and health, as well. And, did we mention, they are grown and sewn in the U.S.A!
Retail price is set to be $12.
Learn more and contribute HERE.
Some things of admiration: crisp, clean cinematography, craftsmanship, hardwork, and the beauty that can come from hands and minds that are genuinely passionate. If you want to view all of these things first hand, watch the video below. Filson, Made in the USA outdoor wear, is not only dedicated to the products they make but the lifestyle that their products play a part in perpetuating. With that, Filson brings the story of Kerry Burkheimer and his love of fly fishing.
Hearing the drive, calm and collected, in the voice of someone that loves what they do is always inspiring.
See more "Filson Life" and stories HERE.
It is always exciting when new seasonal products are released from any business but to have it accompanied by a revamped website to accommodate growth, more information, and new products - that is the ultimate way to release a new line of handmade goods. And, that is exactly what the folks at New England Outerwear did.
Their new seasonal line has been an anticipation here at HomeGrown Goods for quite some time. It has been a daily routine to stop and check the website for any updates and it has finally happened! The expertly tweaked new boot and shoe designs are even more elegant in their own subtle ways than previous seasons. Not to mention the addition of USA-made accessories made for allowing you to be more comfortable in the outdoors. To round out the package, attention to detail is the name of the game and NE Outerwear is not afraid to show it off in the effective, beautiful photography on the website.
So, if you haven't done so already, head over and check out the new products and website - it's a must!
Shwood is doing it again with their latest Salvaged Series eyewear that uses Redwood barn wood that has been repurposed for their specific use. These are another run of great looking glasses that keep even more so with Shwood's business practice of sustainably using the materials in the Oregon surround. Great product, great video, great collaboration!
Just a quick round of applause for the latest to be added to the Home-GrownGoods.com website. You have definitely seen some news related to each of these companies right here on the blog but now they are up with direct links right to their websites on both the Home page and Goods page. Also, more news related to their products is guaranteed. Be sure to check them out. Fine. Artisan. Products.
It is always exciting to receive an OUTLIER newsletter in the inbox. It is guaranteed to reveal a beautiful new garment, filled with elegant photographs, and will more often than not learn something new about the form and function of tailored, everyday apparel. So, opening OUTLIER's latest newsletter proved to be no different.
The featured garment is their Air Forged Oxford that is just about sold out. Not only employing a fabric that can hold up to the every day nitty gritty and whatever the body can throw at it, the Air Forged Oxford is outfitted with the Patient Pending Pivot Sleeve (scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information). This "technology" - delicately formulated by OUTLIER - allows an ease of movement and freedom that is usually restricted in conventional tailored or Oxford-type shirts. It is fascinating to read about the development process that was undertaken and to watch a SHORT VIDEO that was put together to show the added range of motion this allows.
Great job, OUTLIER, keep doing what you are doing!