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:
Calling all adventure-seeking cyclists, outdoors men and women, and those looking for an overnight getaway with the community that is the World. Swift Campout 2015 is the overnight adventure that everyone has talked about but never planned...until now. Swift Industries, the hand-built bicycle bag company out of Seattle, Washington has curated an event that the whole world will be participating in on June 20-21st: an overnight cycling journey big or small with friends old and new.
Martina, Goods, and the entire Swift Industries Team have created an event like no other. The goal is to "get out there" in the form of an overnight cycling campout on a single unified weekend with others participating around the globe. Swift Industries will map out participants locations, offer prizes, and gather Camp Journals and Swift Campout Films. There will also be route sharing and a social section all on the BuiltbySwift.com website. This is gonna be FUN!
Head on over to the website for more details and to SIGNUP.
Introducing Shinola of Detroit latest new release, The Detroit Arrow. This urban machine is a singlespeed crafted to take on the city streets. Daily commutes for those that are looking for simplicity and little worry of coming in contact with a 6,000' incline are the Detroit Arrow's forte.
Shinola's Detroit Arrow comes in models for men and women. Colors both black and white and a very limited Nickle-plated version (only 25 available). All are assembled by hand and the frames are TIG-welded in Wisconsin by Waterford Precision Cycles.
The price on The Detroit Arrow is $1,000. Not bad for a turn key American-made bicycle. Pick one up HERE.
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.
A blog entry put out by the folks over at Makers Row entitled "Should You Discount?" proved to be quite interesting and what can be expected to be a recurring topic of conversation. Sales and discounts seem to rule the retail world, but what does that say about the brands being sold and the establishment selling them?
Read the article and find out the opinion and business model of Mizzen+Main.
Read the article HERE: http://makersrow.com/blog/2015/01/why-we-still-dont-discount/
Bikes are much more than hunks of steel and this film illustrates it perfectly.
For more information about Horse Cycles visit their website: HorseCycles.com
Cuppow! What can we say, this company has been one of the first to be included here at Home-GrownGoods.com. The ethics and mission statement have always been the driving force behind the company and that is what we love the most...that is what we strive to illustrate as we build the collection of goods presented on this website.
Here again, Cuppow makes it beautifully (with the help of Paper Fortress) known the power of the Cuppow Canning Jar Drinking Lid.
And, don't forget about Cuppow's other products! Everything from the BNTO to the sustainable goods such as the CoffeeSock Reusable Filter.
Check out a video about the BNTO Jar Lunchbox Adapters (Presented by Paper Fortress Films):
CraftedMagazine.com got a chance to catch up with the muscle behind Geekhouse Bikes(Boston, MA) and Stanridge Speed (Columbus, OH) - handmade, custom bicycle frame builders. Check it what Marty Walsh and Adam Eldridge have to say about bicycle building and small business ownership.