Martha Stewart’s Second Annual ‘American Made’ Program Announces The 2013 American Made
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ This fall, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) will present its “American Made” program for the second year with a mission to recognize creative entrepreneurs from across the country. In that spirit, Martha and the editors of Martha Stewart Living are pleased to announce the new generation of great American makers with this year’s American Made Honorees.
These nine entrepreneurs in the categories of craft, community, food, design, technology, sustainability, garden, style and industry embody the values of America hard work and optimism. Whether stitching quilts in Texas or serving meals in Baltimore, they’re not only building businesses for themselves, but also fostering networks of start ups and small business owners around them.
Craft: Folk Fibers, Maura Grace Ambrose Austin, Texas Folk Fibers is the creation of Maura Grace Ambrose. Her goal is to share the craft and folklore that prevails around natural dyes and quilting. Maura uses natural dyes to dye her favorite fabrics and 100% natural fibers in the making of her quilts. Every Folk Fibers quilt is entirely hand quilted in Austin, Texas.
Community: Archi’s Acres, Karen Colin Archipley Esco pandora sale ndido, CaliforniaArchi’s Acres was founded by combat decorated Marine Sgt. Colin Archipley and his wife, Karen, and has demonstrated there is profit, public interest, and a compelling story in joining one of our country’s most pressing needs food our country’s greatest untapped resource returning veterans. Archi’s Acres developed sustainable, hydroponic, organic farming to create opportunities for returning veterans.
Food: Woodberry Kitchen, Spike Amy Gjerde Baltimore, MarylandWoodberry Kitchen relies on longstanding relationships with the growers of the Chesapeake area to provide the ingredients that nourish and delight their guests. Founded by Spike Amy Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen supports sustainable agriculture that respects the abundance and traditions of the region while helping to ensure its future.
Design: Lindsey Adelman Studio, Lindsey Adelman New York, New York The Lindsey Adelman Studio has been designing, prototyping and building mainly hand blown glass and brass lighting since the studio’s inception in 2006. Recently, the studio has expanded to include jewelry, vessels, tiles, and wallpaper, in materials including wood, concrete, porcelain, gold, and stereolithography. With skill and care, the Lindsey Adelman Studio team of 15 and small network of local artisans manufacture each piece to order.
Technology: Spoonflower, Stephen Fraser Gart Davis Durham, North CarolinaSpoonflower makes it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric, wallpaper, decals and gift wrap. Spoonflower was founded in May 2008 by Stephen Fraser Gart Davis, and the community now numbers more than a million individ pandora sale uals who use their own fabric to make curtains, quilts, clothes, bags, furniture, dolls, pillows, framed artwork, costumes, banners and much more. The Spoonflower marketplace offers the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world.
Sustainability: Portland Meat Collective, Camas Davis Portland, OregonThe Portland Meat Collective brings local meat to local people. It’s a network of Portland citizens who are looking for a cost effective way to buy meat directly from Oregon’s small ranchers and farmers. While the PMC draws on meat CSA models that have popped up around the country, it is also an up close and personal traveling butchery school.
Garden: Back to the Roots, Alejandro Velez Nikhil Arora Oakland, CaliforniaBack to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez Nikhil Arora. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages fresh, local food, they decided to forgo the corporate route and become full time urban mushroom farmers, producing grow at home mushroom kits.
Style: Pinnell Custom Leather, Charles Pinnell Crozet, Virginia Pinnell Custom Leather creates a wide range of handcrafted buckles, custom made belts, bags and fine leather appointments for top athletes, sportsmen and business professionals. Pinnell uses only the finest quality hand selected leathers from the United States, England, France, Italy an pandora sale d other locations worldwide.
Industry: Shinola, Heath Carr Detroit, Michigan Based in Detroit, Shinola is dedicated to producing American made products, including watches, bicycles, leather goods, and journals of the highest possible quality. Shinola defines American luxury through American quality, creating a community that will thrive through excellence of craft and pride of work.
These accomplished Honorees will be feted at the American Made Awards Night at Grand Central Terminal on October 15, 2013, co hosted by Martha Stewart and BRAVO’s Andy Cohen. They will also each receive a feature in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine as well as the “American Made” website and on Martha’s Sirius radio program. Southwest Airlines is the official airline of American Made. Sponsors listed are current as of release date. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique conte pandora sale nt and distinctive products. The Company reaches 100 million consumers across all media platforms each month has a growing retail presence in thousands of retail locations. media brands, available across multiple platforms, include Martha Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Everyday Food; the Company offers books and utility Apps. MSLO’s television and video includes “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School” and “Martha Bakes” on PBS, in addition to new made for the web video and a vast of how to content available online. Martha Live, a new radio show by Martha Stewart, airs every weekday on SIRIUS XM Channel 107. MSLO also designs high quality Martha Stewart products in a range of categories available through select retailers, including The Depot, Macy’s, jcpenney, Staples (together with Avery), PetSmart, and Jo Ann Fabric Craft Stores. The MSLO family of brands also Chef Emeril Lagasse’s media and merchandising properties.