Brands by State
Made in Illinois
Founded by Alicia Bell, the Bell brand is a fresh whimsical reinterpretation of classic femininity expressed in wearable clothes for the modern women. Their shirts and shirt dresses are made in Chicago, IL, and can be found at their flagship store in Hoboken, NJ and online at aliciabell.com.
Pioneers of the modern blunt neckline, Chicago, IL based Blunt Neck provides you with the perfect alternative to the standard crew and v-neck styles. With the sophistication of a crew neck and the comfort of a v-neck, these tees are perfect for any occasion.
Chicago Candle Co.
The Chicago Candle Co. makes up-cycling look incredibly glamorous by using re-purposed wine bottles that were ultimately headed for the landfill. Each of their hand-poured, drink scented, soy wax candles find their home in one of these beautiful and artful containers.
Chicago Comb Co.
Born from a desire to bring back American manufacturing and build something that lasts, the Chicago Comb Co. is pioneering the return of the metal comb. However, being 100% American made and hand-finished, these combs reach a level of true unmatched excellence.
Ultra-durable, ultra-light Corelle dishware made its pioneering debut in the kitchen in the early 1970s. Owned by Illinois based World Kitchen, Corelle dinnerware has earned a reputation as a premium product because of its durability, in-touch style, and fantastic design. Just look for Made in the USA.
DASCO PRO, Inc. offers a broad range of forged hand tools used for carpentry, masonry, and demolition. Their 89 year legacy brand incorporates time tested design, superior materials, and distinguishing technology. With three production facilities in Rockford, IL totaling 216,000 square feet, they forge angle finders, chisels, hammers, and much more.
Dearborn Denim was built from the idea of giving people access to a great product, made the right way, and sold at an amazing price. Made in Chicago, IL from exclusively US sourced materials, their collection of men's and women's jeans are hemmed to length before shipping and, combining that with their wide selection of sizes, they are effectively custom tailored to you.
When the consequences of staying safe are much more dangerous than being brave, that's when it is time to defy. That's the premise DEFY was built on and it's the inspiration they design into each one of their bags that are handcrafted in Chicago, Illinois.
Using only high quality materials and old-world crafting techniques to achieve our signature modern/minimalistic look, DPTR designs, sources and assembles in America. Inspired to create items they wished were in the marketplace, their minimalist wallets give you a sophisticated modern look.
Known for their quality worldwide, Engelbrecht Grills is a true testament to American craftsmanship and ingenuity. Built in Paxton, IL from a minimum of 90-95% American made materials, each grill is designed to give you creativity in your cooking, whether you're camping or grilling in the backyard.
Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world's most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools. Manufacturing out of their facility in Rockford, IL, every claw hammer, sledgehammer, axe, specialty tool and pry bar is crafted to the highest possible standards.
Inspired by the promotional memo books given to American farmers by agricultural companies for over a hundred years, Field Notes elegantly combines nostalgia with modern needs and aesthetics. Made in Chicago, IL from American paper, they offer standard ruled, graph, and blank paper memo books.
Inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us everyday, Foxygen designs home goods, apparel and accessories that help you express your own unique style and personality. Based in Decatur IL, each beautiful piece is handmade with love in the USA.
Glass House Shirt Makers
A transparent house of fashion, Glass House Shirt Makers are making the highest quality menswear they can while also being responsible for the environment and the people they work with. Made using small-batch manufacturing, they are extremely dedicated to the smallest of details.
Born in Chicago, IL, Gramovox is a consumer electronics start-up that reimagines vintage audio design with modern technology. Hand-assembled in Chicago using some of the best electro-mechanical engineers, they strive to build quality-manufactured goods with premium materials.
Proud to be the first completely Chicago-made bike since Schwinn production left the city in the ’70s, Heritage is committed to customer service, local manufacturing and eco-friendly transportation. Their collection includes men's and women's bicycles and a child's balance bike.
Since 1999 LFK JEWELS is a leader of handmade in the USA jewelry with a strong emphasis on quality and originality. Based in Chicago, IL, their jewelry designs are created with exotic pearls, colorful semi-precious gemstones, precious metals, unique wrapping and beading details, original and vintage charms, and a touch of their signature sparkle.
Oak Street Bootmakers
Preserving the heritage of fine shoemaking through thoughtfully designed and attentively crafted shoes, Oak Street Bootmakers shoes and boots are constructed from renowned Horween Chromexcel leather. Handcrafted in the USA by shoemakers with over 20 years of experience, they are built for a lifetime of wear.
One Love Candle & Bath
One Love Candle & Bath specializes in soaps, lotions, body butters, and soy candles to help you, your home, and even your pets feel outstanding! All of their products are handcrafted and made using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.
Oscar Mike is a veteran owned and operated apparel company specializing in keeping injured veterans "On the Move". Through their foundation and the sales of their merchandise, they are reaching out a helping hand to our nation's heroes.
Specializing in menswear tailoring and alterations, Peter Field combines old school tailoring techniques with new age technology and customer service. They also construct menswear accessories which are handmade in Chicago, IL, and maintain a promise to produce everything they sell in America.
Based in Atlanta, GA, PieBox creates reusable wooden pastry carriers that are handcrafted in Chicago, IL while heir leather accessories come from Denver, CO and are sourced entirely from independent tanneries. Wherever you and your pies, cakes or cookies go, the simple and sturdy design will get you there intact and in style!
Designed and made in Chicago, IL by Jamie Hayes, Production Mode's philosophy is one of slow fashion. Their process starts with the provenance, quality, and uniqueness of materials and techniques, and their pieces are ethically-made, built to last, and imbued with authenticity and soul.
Founded by Deb, a law enforcement officer for over 25 years, Scrappin Cop started as a digital scrap booking website driven by her passion for graphic design, but now includes a beautiful collection of pressed flower and resin jewelry. Handmade in Normal, IL, she creates jewelry that is truly a work of art.
Inspired by the lack of shape wear in tennis apparel, Smashing Golf & Tennis delivers the avid sportswoman the perfect solution to slimming down on the court. Made in Chicago, IL, each of their designs are engineered specifically to flatter your figure while keeping you stylish and comfortable.
Smith & Bradley
Based in Central Illinois, Smith & Bradley specialize in designing quality watches with high-end style. As a means to thank those who keep us safe, they even offer discounts to law enforcement and military (active or retired) on every product in the Smith & Bradley Tactical Collection.
The Good Union
Inspired by the American blue collar worker and built on both ingenuity and a strong work ethic, The Good Union is committed to preserving the old American industrial way of life. Based in Chicago, IL, every design is made with the highest precision of quality, care, and great attention to detail.
The Home T
Featured on the hit show Shark Tank, The Home T is a brand with purpose. Dedicated to helping you show off the place you call home, they offer insanely soft tees, apparel and home goods that represent all 50 US states. They also donate 10% of their profits to multiple sclerosis research.
Created in 2012 by friends Helen Tyler & Karen Hill-Krolow, The Poppet is equips women with the ability to conveniently and stylishly prepare for changes in temperature. Made in Chicago, IL, their packable clothing includes dresses, cardigans, and cover-ups that all easily fold into a pocket for true 'Style On The Go'.
Founded in New York in 1896, Chicago based Tootsie Roll Industries has grown to become one of the largest candy companies in America. With operations throughout North America and distribution channels in more than 75 countries, they manufacture some of the world's most popular confectionery brands.
Tradlands creates menswear inspired staples for women with a relentless emphasis on fit, details, and quality. Made in Chicago, IL, their products are designed to be both flattering and comfortable, and are built with craftsmanship that's meant to be lived in and guaranteed to last.
Based in Hebron, IL, Vaughan family has been manufacturing hammers and hand tools with pioneering ingenuity since 1869. In fact, many of what are now accepted as basic hammer designs - like the distinctive curve of the claw, set of the handle, amd shape of the head - were introduced by Vaughan and they continue that innovative, pioneering spirit to this day.