Made in USA September Savings

Made in USA savings

Looking for made in USA products at a discount? These members are offering some great September savings. Act fast — these deals are only valid through the month of September.

HATS.COM
http://www.hats.com
15% off Made in USA goods
Use code: 15AMM

OLE MASON JAR
http://www.olemasonjar.com
20% off entire site
Use code: OMJ20

WATSON’S HAT SHOP
http://www.watsonshatshop.com
10% off
Use code: AMM-WATS-10%

SCRUBZ BODY SCRUB, INC.
http://www.scrubzbody.com
15% off all ScrubzBody™ products.
Use code: americanmade15

BODY SENSE
http://shopbodysense.com/collections/all-1/products/pink-heart
Pink Heart Sale – $10
Use code: Aug15

PULJAK COMPANY
http://www.puljakusa.com/
Quantity discounts always available
No code necessary

SPF ADDICT
https://www.spfaddict.com/
$10 off plus free shipping
Use code: SpfaddictAMM

AMERICAN TRENCH
http://www.americantrench.com/
15% off sitewide
Use code: ammsept15

BEAR PAW CREEK
http://bearpawcreek.com/
10% off, free shipping over $35
Use code: AMM2015

HEAD’N HOME
http://www.headnhome.com/
25% off
Use code: SEP25

TLS BY DESIGN CUSTOM FURNITURE
http://www.tlsbydesign.com/
20% off on orders over $2,000
Use code: TLS20%off

CAROL S MILLER CORPORATION
http://www.carolsmillerhandbags.com/
15% off
Use code: 15% off

BULLET BLUES
http://bulletbluesca.com/
25% off
Use code: DENIM25

CITY CHARM COMPANY
http://citycharmco.com/
15% off
Use code: AMM2015

KIC APPAREL
http://www.kicapparel.com/
10% off
Use code: AMM2015

JACK DONNELLY
http://www.jackdonnelly.com/
20% off
Use code: Reload

BISON MADE
http://www.bisonmade.com/
15% off
Use code: EIP615

TODD SHELTON
http://www.toddshelton.com
10% off
Use code: AMM1215

What is Your Level of Engagement?

An article entitled “Textile Makers in Midst of Production Evolution appeared on page one of Women’s Wear Daily on July 31, 2015. It began by saying “The global sourcing world is spinning faster and coming back closer to home.” Further, it stated, “The Made in America textile and apparel revival that began as an interesting topic of conversation a few years ago has become an industrial movement. Companies said they were experiencing strong growth and increased business from brands and retailers seeking the quick-turn, quality, and flexibility they offer.”

Six years ago on July 4, 2009, we launched American Made Mattes on seven pillars.

Pillars

These pillars remain as relevant as they were in 2009. Each component – jobs, communities, safety (product and production), independence, security (of our country), economy (local and national), and environment is in a slightly to significantly better place now in part due to our efforts.

US manufacturing jobs have increased by 800,000 or 6.65% since 2009, according to Forbes.

We are hearing about more manufacturing start-ups each week as well as companies reshoring to the US across a wide sector of industries. The middle class can be rebuilt with a strong industrial base and there will be less people in need.

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2014 AT Kearney Reshoring Index

While we are happy to see this, there is much more to do! As consumers, we all have some power to move this along.

We created the following graphic as part of our educational efforts. Engaging our consumers at a higher level is our most powerful undertaking.

Where are you on your engagement as a consumer of US products?

HierarchyConsumerEngagement

Our reach is expanding; our cause is worthy—please help us spread the word! Become an ambassador, repost our messages, and talk to your retailers!

Sincerely,

Don Rongione
President and Founder

Celebrate Summer – July Promo Codes

Celebrate Summer

Celebrate summer with some great discounts being offered by our American Made Matters members. Take advantage of some great made in USA deals by visiting the sites listed below.

HATS.COM
http://www.hats.com
15% off Made in USA goods
Use code: 15AMM

OLE MASON JAR
http://www.olemasonjar.com/
20% off
Use code: omj20

CRAFTSMANSHIP
http://craftsmanshipusa.com/
Free shipping on all domestic orders
No coupon code needed
Always Valid

KIC APPAREL
http://www.kicapparel.com/
15% off total order
Use code: AMM0715

MICHIGAN MITTENS
http://michiganmittens.com/
20% off
Use code: FREEDOM

BOLDFOOT SOCKS
http://boldfoot.com/
Buy 2 pairs, get 1 FREE.
Use code: WELCOMENEWFEET

MURBLES
http://murblegame.com/
20% discount
Use code: AMMMG

TOUGH TRAVELER
http://www.toughtraveler.com/
SideKick Waist Pack at a 15% discount
Use code: AMMJuly22015

BODYSENSE
http://shopbodysense.com/
Free Shipping in July;
Use code: BSJuly

MONTAUK TACKLE
http://www.montauktackle.com/
20% off
Use code: AMM15

JACK & MARY DESIGNS
http://jackandmarydesigns.com/
$10 off any purchase
Use code: America

LABEL LAND
http://label-land.com/
10% discount
Use code: USA-2

DAPPER CLASSICS
http://www.dapperclassics.com/
Buy 3 pairs of socks, get the July sock of the month free!
No code needed

CAROL S. MILLER
http://www.carolsmillerhandbags.com/
30% off entire site
Use code: AMM30

#AMMSummer Giveaway — Why Does American Made Matter To You?

AMM Summer Giveaway

WHY DOES AMERICAN MADE MATTER TO YOU?

It’s the 4th of July and as we celebrate our country’s Independence, today we also celebrate our six year anniversary of strengthening the American dream! To celebrate Independence Day and our sixth anniversary, we’re excited and proud to launch our #AMMSummer: American Made Matters Summer Giveaway!

Have you been buying American made products this summer? Checking the labels is important. Make the choice to buy American whenever you can. Remember, if we spent just 5% more on Made in USA products we could create 1,000,000 jobs!

The incredible list of Made in USA prizes for this giveaway are listed below. Special thanks to all of our participating member companies!

Please be sure to click their links below to shop their full catalogs.

TO ENTER THE CONTEST: 
1. LIKE American Made Matters on Facebook (facebook.com/americanmadematters)
2. LIKE all the participating members Facebook pages (they are tagged in this status: https://goo.gl/TVvmBE
3. Use #AMMSummer and answer the question: Why Does American Made Matter To You?
4. To DOUBLE your chance to win this incredible prize pack, make a video telling us why American made means to you. Be sure to use #AMMSummer. The video could be you telling us what it means to you, you could show us some products you have the contain the Made in USA label or you could choose to show us what it means to you visually with film. We welcome creativity! Another bonus for submitting a video - we’ll send you an AMM keychain!

All video and text entries may be used in future blog posts on the American Made Matters social media pages. Entries will be accepted through midnight Eastern time on July 31. The winner of the contest will be announced Saturday, August 1st. Good luck!

Dapper Classics (www.dapperclassics.com)
A pair of patriotic made in the USA socks!

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hats.com (www.hats.com)
The Cody straw hat and Beachcomber Sun Hat

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Ribbed Tee (www.ribbedtee.com)
A $100 gift certificate

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Breeze Decor (www.breezedecor.com)
One large flag and one garden flag

Breeze Decor Lg FlagBreeze Decor Garden Flag

 

 

 

 

 

Tough Traveler (www.toughtraveler.com)
The Sidekick waist pack

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Hats in the Belfry (www.hatsinthebelfry.com)
Belfry Aires – Crocheted Panama Safari Hat

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Carol S. Miller Handbags (www.carolsmillerhandbags.com)
A beautiful metallic sage/silver cross body messenger bag

Carol Miller bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iron & Resin (www.ironandresin.com)
Nomad pocket tank in Mojave Tan

iron and resin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bodysense (www.shopbodysense.com)
A luxurious satin eye pillow

BodySense

 

 

 

 

 

SPF Addict (www.spfaddict.com)
UPF 50+ Women’s black, long sleeve top
Sizes: L-XL

Black Jamie-Quinn copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Paw Creek (www.bearpawcreek.com)
A set of red, white and blue USA hoop streamers

Bear Paw Creek

 

 

 

 

 

Craftsmanship USA (www.craftsmanshipusa.com)
The Cape Clasp from Craftsmanship USA

Craftsmanship Cape Clasp copy

 

 

 

 

 

Stormy Kromer (www.stormykromer.com)
The Curveball Cap and Petal Pusher Cap

Stormy Kromer copyStormy Kromer 2 copy

 

 

 

 

 

K’NEX (www.knex.com
70 Model Building Set

13419-70-Model-Building-Set-Treasure-Chest-Pkg copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIC Apparel (www.kicapparel.com)
Any two shirts from their website

2 KIC Shirts of your Choosing

 

 

 

 

 

Boldfoot Socks (www.boldfoot.com)
A pair of Statesman red socks

Bold Foot Socks Statesmen Red

 

 

 

 

 

Team Toss by Spiker (www.spikercompany.com)
Team toss sports and tailgate games by Spiker.

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American Made Matters Prize Pack (www.americanmadematters.com)
An American Made Matters T-Shirt and Keychain

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‘Made in the USA’ sells again

By Ian P. Murphy
Source: http://www.marketingdive.com/news/made-in-the-usa-sells-again-1/400940/

Last fall, Wal-Mart promised to purchase $250 billion in American-made products by 2023, a move it said would create 1 million U.S. jobs over time. Two-thirds of the goods in its domestic stores are already made, sourced, assembled, or grown in the United States, the company added.

Manufacturers were skeptical of Wal-Mart’s claims, noting that the two-thirds included many grocery items. “Sure, Wal-Mart is spending a big chunk of change on American-made products,” said the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM). “Where are the rest of the goods on its shelves coming from?”

But the fact is that the “Made in the USA” is regaining a marketing mojo it hasn’t seen since the 1970s, when patriotism spurred by the nation’s bicentennial met with the first surge of quality, foreign-made automobiles, electronics, and other items in the domestic marketplace.

Eight in 10 Americans told Consumer Reports last month that would rather buy American-made goods than imports. “Buying American” contains the cachet of keeping jobs at home, helping the economy, and keeping America competitive, more than half of respondents said. And, in an important note for retailers, more than 60% said they would pay more for U.S.-made goods.

An alternative to outsourcing

During the first decade of the century and the “Great Recession,” more consumers started to believe that the outsourced manufacturing leads to the loss of jobs in the United States. As a result, domestic manufacturing has become a badge of honor for companies and a selling point for consumers.

American Apparel was among the first retailers to emphasize American-made as a central cause in the Internet era. The company designs and manufactures all products in its Los Angeles headquarters, and pays thousands of employees higher-than-average wages with benefits.

“Our model is different,” American Apparel spokesperson Cynthia Semon told the Columbus Dispatch in 2006. “Being able to produce the best and highest-quality product in a work environment with those same standards is what’s important to us.”

The definition of ‘domestic’

It’s hard to find a product that is truly all-American, however. Most products include parts made overseas, and many “American” designs are built elsewhere. Apple advertises its iPhones as “Designed by Apple in California,” for example, but the smartphones are assembled in China.

“We see many goods which say ‘Made in the USA,’ but they’re actually made in China,” Hal Sirkin, a senior partner at the Boston Consulting Group, told Consumer Reports.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) maintains standards for using an official “Made in the USA” label, requiring that all or nearly all components of a product bearing such a label be of U.S. origin, and that final assembly or processing must occur on U.S. soil.

On June 4, the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act of 2015 (SB 1518), was introduced in the Senate, seeking to clarify the “Made in USA” labeling standard to bring it in line with the FTC’s standards and superseding differing state standards.

But making the claim that products are American-made invites added scrutiny from shoppers and regulators. Lands’ End, Macy’s and Nordstrom have all been targeted by class-action suits charging they made false “Made in the USA” claims.

Buying local is American, too

Buying American is starting to take on an appeal parallel to the locavore movement’s sourcing strategy, in which home cooks and restaurant chefs buy organic, free-range, or artisanal food products from local providers in an effort to support nearby businesses and reward sustainable practices.

“Made in USA is about knowing the people behind the product,” Katharine Keegan, founder of style blog That Kind of Woman, said in a panel discussion at the Northern Grade market, a Minneapolis pop-up specializing in handcrafted, locally made apparel. “It’s a lifestyle; it’s being part of a bigger cause.”

E-tailers Zady, Everlane, and Of a Kind emphasize supply-chain transparency, offering details on materials and sourcing as part of their product content. And Etsy (valued at a whopping $1.8 billion upon its initial public offering in April 2015) takes the model a step further by giving the crafter-next-door a platform to sell their goods nationwide and beyond.

“Made in America will succeed for the same reason organic has succeeded,” Dave Schiff, a founder of the Made Movement ad agency, told Ad Age. “Just like people didn’t want to eat food that was poisoning them, they want to live in a better economic climate.”

American Made Matters May Giveaway #2

May is a month of #MadeinUSA Giveaways for American Made Matters.

Congratulations to Prize Pack #1 winner: Connie Tilbury. 

For more contest details and to enter, please visit the American Made Matters Facebook page.

Prize Pack #2 prizes are listed below. Entries are accepted for this prize pack from May 16 through May 30 when the winner of prize pack #2 will be announced on the American Made Matters Facebook page.

Please remember to check the labels and look for “Made in USA” or the American Made Matters logo! Together we can continue to make a difference by choosing to buy American made.

Prize Pack #2 includes the following prizes:

1. 6-pack of Spiker Lifestyle Holders from Spiker USA

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Spiker USA is a family-owned company, the creator and manufacture of the Spiker Lifestyle Holder, the original made-in-America holder for all your items at the beach, river, lake, lawn and more. The Spiker Lifestyle Holder is the durable, colorful, fun place to keep your drink, phone, suncare and other items clean, sand-free and within easy reach. Spiker Lifestyle Holders are available in 26 colors, blank for personalizing with vinyl or paint, and also available in assorted-color fun souvenir prints. Also known as Sand Spikes, Beach Spikers and more, Spiker Lifestyle Holders are ideal for all occasions including weddings, graduations, parties, vacations and any time a new, unique and fun gift is needed. Everyone everywhere enjoys their Spikers – the handy place to store everything valuable while having a great time with friends.

ABOUT THE PRIZE:
Win a 6-pack of Spiker Lifestyle Holders in the newest colors: Strawberry, Blueberry, Lemon, Cherry, Kiwi & Tangerine. {a $49.95 value, props not included}

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2. The Sidekick from Tough Traveler

ABOUT THE COMPANY: 
Tough Traveler Ltd. is located in upstate NY, where we have been manufacturing our quality luggage, backpacks, baby / child carriers, and many other products, for over 40 years. Since our beginning in 1970, we have remained a privately-owned company with a commitment to making products in America, that really make people happy – whether because of the convenience features that exactly fits their needs, the comfortable design which allows them to enjoy outdoors and travel activities, or just because of the incredible durability that allows them to keep a favorite bag for years on end.

ABOUT THE PRIZE:
SIZE: 9″w x 8″h x 3.75″d
Weight: 4 oz

  • A lightweight, sturdy waist pack with a deep-bottomed main compartment, sized to accommodate a wallet, sunglasses, reading glasses, small papers, etc.
  • Can be used as waist pack or small, quick shoulder bag
  • Long, easy-to-adjust waistbelt, with side release buckle attachment, fits up to 46″ waist
  • Main pocket zipper runs 3/4 of the way around the top, allowing top to be opened like a lid for total access to your important items!
  • Flat zippered pocket on front ideal for keys, notes, etc.
  • Full-width flat open pocket on back
  • Sturdy, lightweight packcloth material
  • Machine washable & water resistant
  • 100% made in USA

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3. The Tagalong Bag from Stormy Kromer

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ABOUT THE COMPANY:
George “Stormy” Kromer was a real guy – a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer. Not the kind of guy you’d expect to start a clothing company, in other words, but one who happened to create a cap that became known for long-comfort and the ability to stay snug, even in the fiercest winds.

This final feature, in fact, is the reason he made his famous headgear in the first place, but we’ll get to that in a bit.

Mr. Kromer, known as “Stormy” to the folks who knew his temper, was born in 1876 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. He grew up with baseball and would eventually play on nearly 30 semi-pro teams throughout the Midwest. He might have continued to play that field, too, but he met Ida, and before Ida’s father would allow her hand in marriage, our ballplayer needed to find real work.

That meant the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and long, cold trips across the plains. Stormy was an engineer, and to see where he was headed, he had to stick his head out the window – into the wind. Mother Nature stole his cap more than once, and as the story goes, he set out to get her back.

In 1903, he asked Ida (now his wife and an excellent seamstress) to modify an old baseball cap to help keep it on in windy weather. The all-cloth cap with the soft, canvas visor was a departure from the traditional fedoras of the day, but it was more comfortable and because of it’s six-panel fit, it stayed put.

Soon other railroad workers wanted one of Stormy Kromer’s caps for themselves, and when Ida could no longer keep up with demand, they hired a few employees and the business was born.

A lot of things have changed since those first few caps – new colors, new fabrics, new styles – but we haven’t changed the way we make them. They’re hand-stitched right here in the USA, and they’re still made to fit better than anything you’ve had next to your noggin. Stormy Kromer caps are true to the original, and that means you get all the comfort and function that made them famous.

Wear one, and you’ll know what we mean.

ABOUT THE PRIZE:
No matter where you’re off to in the morning, this terrific tote carries your laptop in safe, snug, 17″ x 3″ x 12″ comfort. The Tagalong is made with durable waxed cotton and comes with a divided, padded interior with extra pockets. Retail Value: $149.99

4. Four T-Shirts from KIC Apparel 

Unashamed Romans CXVI Red T-Shirt Mock Up To God Be The Glory Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

Navy Yellow Keeping It Christian Ready For Website Black T-Shirt White Keeping It Christian Ready For Website

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
KIC Apparel is a Family owned and operated apparel company that believes in the core values that there is only one way to live a fulfilling life and that is by putting God first and treating others with love and respect. We make sure everything we do honors our connection from our commitment to the highest quality clothing in the country, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do our business responsibly. We take pride in using all U.S. Based businesses with a dedication to American made products with a matching aesthetic.We are a member of American Made Matters Organization that their mission is to educate consumers that buying US-made products strengthens the American Dream. The core of KIC Apparel is held on a foundation which derived from KEEPING IT CHRISTIAN® MINISTRIES where 10% of all sales and proceeds go to help further the efforts to serve and provide for those in need while spreading the truth that is only found in Jesus Christ.

For more Information about Keeping iT Christian® Ministry please go to www.keepingitchristian.org

ABOUT THE PRIZE:

  • Made in the U.S.A
  • Unisex T-Shirt Fits Well On Both Women and Men
  • Fine Jersey 30/1Combed Ring Spun 100% 4.4oz
  • Side Seamed
  • Double-needle sleeve hem and bottom hem
  • Tape shoulders to Shoulder
  • Available sizes S-3XL

5. Cody hat from hats.com 

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Shop now for a huge variety of women’s, children, & men’s hats in one online stop from hats.com.

Save with great deals & specials on hat styles. hats.com offers some of the finest headwear available in the world, gathered in one convenient spot online.

We are focused mainly on headwear, so we only deal with the finest brands like Bailey of Hollywood®Betmar®Borsalino®,Kangol®Helen Kaminski®, and several others. We strive to have the best hat selection on the world wide web, our customers can completely maximize their shopping time.

We are constantly evolving by keeping up with the most up-to-date technology, user functionality, and shipping methods. We also have customer service and distribution personnel who are dedicated to the goal of providing a completely satisfying online shopping experience with plenty of personal care. Our employees work hard to maintain a reputation of reliability, accountability, and security.

Our hat selection emphasizes quality, functionality, and fashion-forward thinking. In addition, we are able to offer our hats at very competitive prices highlighted by special sales and amazing discounts. We’ve got you covered!

ABOUT THE PRIZE:
A flickering streetlight throws shadows all around. You step out of a long black vintage limousine and step up the club. Inside the band is swinging and everyone is dancing, only to stop when you fill the doorway. This hat’s look is so distinctive that you’re sure to be a distraction, right before the party picks up and gets even louder. This straw hat, exclusively from hats.com, puts a strikingly cool twist on the always stylish fedora. The crown tilts slightly askew for a crooked look that’s wickedly cool. Lightweight, sturdy, and ultimately trendy the crooked crown Cody is made to order proudly in the USA!

To order yours today visit: http://www.hats.com/hats-com-cody-straw-hat.html

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5. American Made Matters Prize Pack

Show your American pride with the American Made Matters prize pack including an American Made Matters t-shirt, keychain and cap all adorning the American Made Matters logo and, of course, are all made in the USA.

Buy your official American Made Matters Gear today: http://americanmadematters.com/shop.php

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Spotlight: American Workers Keep The Country Strong

Throughout its history, America’s economy has supported a strong and dynamic workforce, many of whom realized the American dream—the good job, the family, and the white picket fence—while also shaping the American cultural and economic landscape. While titans of industry like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford set the template and harnessed the manpower necessary for major industrial projects, it was the skilled tradesmen who built our country’s infrastructure and greatest landmarks.

Tradesmen, ranging from electricians to brickmasters to welders and more, built our nation from the ground up. Whether we live in cities or towns, we have them to thank for many of the modern conveniences we often take for granted: running water, lighting, and heating and air conditioning in our homes and office buildings. We also benefit from their work when we shop at a grocery store or a department store, as the streets and highways they built enable goods to be transported across the country. Take a look at this infographic developed by Tulsa Welding School, “The Tradesmen That Built America,” to learn more about different types of American skilled trades jobs and famous construction projects.

Next time we drive across a bridge or make a purchase in an American-built store, we can remember that U.S. workers made our infrastructure possible. Supporting services and goods that are made in America—that return the rewards back to our own communities—helps ensure that future generations will have opportunities to make a living and pursue their own American dream. Supporting American-made products, as well as nodding to the skilled trades workers who built and continue to build this country, help us remember that in order to keep this country strong, we need to keep strong jobs here—on American soil.

~ Monica Gomez

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Huge thank you to Monica Gomez for putting this infographic together!

American Made Matters May Giveaway

AMM May GiveawayAmerican Made Matters is welcoming the month of May with a made in USA giveaway!

You can enter to win some made in America prizes from the members of American Made Matters. We will be giving away two incredible prize packs throughout the month of May.

For contest details, please visit the American Made Matters Facebook page.

 

Prize Pack #1 details are below. Entries are accepted for this prize pack from May 2 through May 16 when the winner of prize pack #1 will be announced and a second prize pack will be announced and run through May 30.

Please remember to check the labels and look for “Made in USA” or the American Made Matters logo! Together we can continue to make a difference by choosing to buy American made.

Prize Pack #1 includes the following prizes:

1. From Spiker USA

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Spiker USA is a family-owned company, the creator and manufacture of the Spiker Lifestyle Holder, the original made-in-America holder for all your items at the beach, river, lake, lawn and more. The Spiker Lifestyle Holder is the durable, colorful, fun place to keep your drink, phone, suncare and other items clean, sand-free and within easy reach. Spiker Lifestyle Holders are available in 26 colors, blank for personalizing with vinyl or paint, and also available in assorted-color fun souvenir prints. Also known as Sand Spikes, Beach Spikers and more, Spiker Lifestyle Holders are ideal for all occasions including weddings, graduations, parties, vacations and any time a new, unique and fun gift is needed. Everyone everywhere enjoys their Spikers – the handy place to store everything valuable while having a great time with friends.

ABOUT THE PRIZE:
Win a 12-pack of Spiker Lifestyle Holders, with our #1 souvenir print “Life is Better at the Beach” Prize includes 2 each of red, royal blue, pink, teal, lime and orange. {a $79.95 value, props not included}

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2. $100 Ribbed Tee Gift Code

Our Undershirts

  • Proudly made right here in the U.S.A.
  • Our undershirts won’t lose their shape. They’ll have a perfect fit wash after wash.
  • All styles we offer have a longer stay-tucked design.
  • Our collars won’t sag. They lay flat and stay in place.
  • They won’t bunch either. A streamlined fit ensures no bunching around your waistline or arms.
  • Equipped with TagFree™ care labels.
  • Experience fast shipping & best-in-class customer service.

The RibbedTee.com website is brought to you by RibbedTee Designs, innovators of the hugely popular made-in-the-USA RibbedTee Undershirt brand, the exclusive North American distributors of Deo-Go underarm stain remover, and the inventors behind the revolutionary HANDeBand iphone finger grip / mobile kickstand / eReader handle.

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3. KIC Apparel — Four T-Shirts

To God Be The Glory Black

Navy White Keeping It Christian Ready For Website

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Black Keeping It Christian Ready For WebsiteRomans CXVI Burgendy Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
KIC Apparel is a Family owned and operated apparel company that believes in the core values that there is only one way to live a fulfilling life and that is by putting God first and treating others with love and respect. We make sure everything we do honors our connection from our commitment to the highest quality clothing in the country, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do our business responsibly. We take pride in using all U.S. Based businesses with a dedication to American made products with a matching aesthetic.We are a member of American Made Matters Organization that their mission is to educate consumers that buying US-made products strengthens the American Dream. The core of KIC Apparel is held on a foundation which derived from KEEPING IT CHRISTIAN® MINISTRIES where 10% of all sales and proceeds go to help further the efforts to serve and provide for those in need while spreading the truth that is only found in Jesus Christ.

For more Information about Keeping iT Christian® Ministry please go to www.keepingitchristian.org

ABOUT THE PRIZE:

  • Made in the U.S.A
  • Unisex T-Shirt Fits Well On Both Women and Men
  • Fine Jersey 30/1Combed Ring Spun 100% 4.4oz
  • Side Seamed
  • Double-needle sleeve hem and bottom hem
  • Tape shoulders to Shoulder
  • Available sizes S-3XL

4. SPF Addict — UPF50+ Scarf

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Throughout her 30 years of medical practice, Marina Arnold, R.N. has dedicated a majority of her service to the cosmetic dermatology field. She also worked as a hospice nurse and various other specialties. After treating a countless number of patients with sun damaged skin, she realized the importance of sun protection. Sunscreen lotions serve only a small role in sun protection. Sun protective clothing is another extremely valuable and effective tool in sun protection. Although after searching far and wide, and with her patients conveying a desire for a more fashionable look. Marina realized that there were virtually no clothing brands offering sun protective factors in their fabrics while maintaining a level of sophisticated design and style.

Thus, SPF Addict® was conceived out of a simple desire to blend environmental consciousness with personal health and style. The collection was created in collaboration with a team of seasoned apparel designers with over 20 years experience in apparel design and development. Our fabrics are developed with a cutting edge technology, utilizing organic “green” fibers that carry an unparalleled level of sun protective factors. These fabrics are among the first of their kind to be developed, individuals with sensitive skin will enjoy the comfort and softness of this technology.

We’ve taken responsibility and made every effort to ensure that the fabrics are of the highest quality. We have a high level of passion for what we do, and oversee every step in the process of creating our clothing. Because of our high standards we work with manufacturers and sewers in the U.S.A., we are able to visit frequently to ensure a high level of integrity and craftsmanship.

Although all our fabrics were tested for a UPF rating of 50+. SPF Addict® retest all fabrics with an independent International UV testing laboratory and obtains label approval after forty launderings, wet and dry tested with UV radiation. Known as the AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) per ASTM standards (American Standards for Testing Materials).

Because of the meticulous research and development, it has taken several years to complete. SPF Addict ®  launched it’s very first clothing collection for men and women in the winter of 2011. Supporting the ACS, Relay For Life and several other charities.

ABOUT THE PRIZE:
A sun protective scarf that is made in USA. It is UPF50+.

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4. hats.com Layla Hat

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Shop now for a huge variety of women’s, children, & men’s hats in one online stop from hats.com.

Save with great deals & specials on hat styles. hats.com offers some of the finest headwear available in the world, gathered in one convenient spot online.

We are focused mainly on headwear, so we only deal with the finest brands like Bailey of Hollywood®Betmar®Borsalino®,Kangol®Helen Kaminski®, and several others. We strive to have the best hat selection on the world wide web, our customers can completely maximize their shopping time.

We are constantly evolving by keeping up with the most up-to-date technology, user functionality, and shipping methods. We also have customer service and distribution personnel who are dedicated to the goal of providing a completely satisfying online shopping experience with plenty of personal care. Our employees work hard to maintain a reputation of reliability, accountability, and security.

Our hat selection emphasizes quality, functionality, and fashion-forward thinking. In addition, we are able to offer our hats at very competitive prices highlighted by special sales and amazing discounts. We’ve got you covered!

ABOUT THE PRIZE:
The hats.com Layla provides the look to spice up your summer! Skillfully made in the USA from tightly plaited paper straw and trimmed with a tonal grosgrain ribbon headband and bow, the Layla looks and feels amazing. The Layla provides a stylish taste of the tropics!

To order yours today visit: http://www.hats.com/hats-com-layla-sun-hat.html

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4. American Made Matters Prize Pack

Show your American pride with the American Made Matters prize pack including an American Made Matters t-shirt, keychain and cap all adorning the American Made Matters logo and, of course, are all made in the USA.

Buy your official American Made Matters Gear today: http://americanmadematters.com/shop.php

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Member Promotions April 2015

Tough Traveler
We are giving a 20% discount on the SideKick until June 30 to American Made Matters using code AMM-CBSK

KIC Apparel
KIC Apparel is offering 10% off plus free shipping with the code AMM2015. This code will run from April 15—June 30.

KIC Apparel

KIC Apparel

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Bodacious Cases
Bodacious Cases has a huge sales going on! Get a Bodacious Case for your iPhone for approx. $14.99, plus free shipping option. No code needed, just click this link to shop the sale! http://bodaciouscases.com/fabsale/

Lila Mae
Lila Mae is offering a discount code for 30% off all products on their website!
Use code americanmadematters. This code is good until May 31.

Christensen
Use code AMM20 for 20% off (shipping is automatically free)
Promo will be valid until May 31.

Scrubz Body Scrub
Scrubz Body Scrub will give you 15% off using code AMERICANMADE15. They are now offering FREE SHIPPING!

Orox Leather
Orox is offering 10% off all products online using promo code: AMM10!

Ribbed Tee
Ribbed Tee is offering their 24 for 48 Sale! Everything on their website is 24% off for 48 hours!*
Code: 24for48 
Dates Valid: 4/15/15 – 4/17/15
*Restrictions: Not valid on Classic Fit or Clearance items. Shipping not included. Cannot be combined with any other discount offer.

Carol S Miller Handbags
Ready for Mother’s Day? Use code Mom at Carol S Miller’s website and get 25% off! Code is valid from mid April through mid May.

Tradition Creek
Tradition Creek is running a sale on their Navy Superior coat (see below photo)
Promo code: SUPERIOR20
This code entitles the customer to 20% off a Navy Superior DB/DF.
Date promotion is valid through 6/30.

Tradition Creek

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Label Land

Please use coupon code USA for 10% off orders. This offer is only for our group and expires May 5th, 2015 . Shipping and handling is free on each order.an exclusive coupon code with a  high quality label provider.

 

Member News April 2015

1. Footmate System by Gordon Brush

Certified Fabulous has selected the FootMate® System as their 1st Quarter Award Winner and has given it their prestigious Seal of Approval!
http://www.certifiedfabulous.com/beauty-product-reviews/certified-fabulous-seal-of-approval-announcement
We thank Certified Fabulous for their recognition of our 100% Made in the USA product that keeps your feet feeling clean, conditioned and massaged.  Refresh, Restore, Renew!…
The FootMate® System is endorsed by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM).
If you plan on attending the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Show in June, Cosmoprof in July, or Natural Products Expo East in September, please come visit us at our booth.

2. Jack & Mary Designs

We have a new logo and a website redesign! Check it out at www.jackandmarydesigns.com

3. Christensen 

Christensen bags

Christensen bags

Christensen is a husband and wife bag design team (Neil + Kathy) based out of San Francisco, CA.  The duo found a lack of bags that were casual but still well-constructed and stylish enough for the work and play. Neil grew up in Denmark and he was inspired by simplicity and minimalist Mid-Century design.  The couple knew they wanted to incorporate Neil’s heritage with a bag line that evoked clean lines and quiet simplicity.
With that in mind, they are dedicated to producing all their products in the US: all bags are crafted by third-generation

Christensen bags

Christensen bags

leather artisans in Los Angeles with a focus on the highest-quality materials and workmanship. Keeping up with their growing demand, Christensen has expanded to retailers not only in the US but also internationally.  But, you can always check out their site: www.christensenbags.com for their latest styles.

 

 

4. Orox Leather

a) Orox Leather Co. is thrilled to be part of MadeHere PDX, a new store featuring a terrific assortment of products – all of which are crafted locally, in Portland, Oregon. (link to our blog post about this: http://www.oroxleather.com/blogs/news/18014236-orox-madehere-pdx
b) This season we’ve partnered with Baseballism, an apparel and accessories company “focusing on the class, tradition and history of baseball,” to create “Believe in Baseball” bracelets.  (link to blog post about this: http://www.oroxleather.com/blogs/news/18031700-americas-game)

5. Carol S Miller Handbags

Carol S Miller handbags are beautifully handcrafted and made here in the US. Please click here for her lookbook, and click here to see a video on why Carol started her handbag business.

6. Bodacious Cases
Bodacious Cases is launching their crowdfunding campaign on April 21st  to raise funds to expand their product line to the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy s5 & s6. Sign up here to be the first to know how you can donate.  http://bodaciouscases.com/waiting-list/#Tellme7

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7. Penco America

Just last week we had a visit from one of our US Senators.  We had been chosen by NJ Senator Bob Menendez as the factory to announce a new bill he is presenting to Congress called the America Star Act! See below link for more details

http://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/press/menendez-announces-legislation-to-encourage-support-reward-creation-of-good-sustainable-jobs-