Instead of highlighting one brand today, I figured I would provide you with a site that lists hundreds of American made brands, to make shopping for American made easier this Cyber Monday.
Check out the video on the site too! It’s great and stresses all the benefits of buying domestically made goods.
And don’t forget to check out www.michellevale,com for your wife, mom, daughter, girlfriend or fiancee. We have great deals on the site!
This week’s Fab Finds is about random acts of kindness that I discovered during Thanksgiving week. Because let’s face it, we all have a lot of stuff and need very little. But you can never witness enough kindness or give to much of it.
Have a great holiday weekend!
In our of their win tonight at the American Music Awards… Here’s Imagine Dragon’s Radioactive
Today I got to have a special tour of a new establishment called Trim Lab, right in the heart of the Garment Center. Located at 252 West 37th street this new location is dedicated to providing emerging designers with many of the materials needed, day to day, to create.
The consumer only sees the final product, but there are many components that go into making that final product and it’s a step by step process. I have to say this place is pretty fabulous and that’s why it made today’s Fab Finds!
Why is this place so fabulous? Well it’s not just about that fact that there are many different components under one roof, although that certainly makes life easier. Its fantastic because it offers us up and coming designers the opportunity to purchase small quantities. You see in our world, we are not producing on a global level. When producing 1000’s of units of one style product, a designer takes advantage of volume pricing, which drastically brings pricing down. Designers producing for specialty stores, produce much smaller quantities and many suppliers don’t want to sell to us unless we hit minimums of 1000 units per part. At Trim Lab you can purchase just the right amount of an article that you need, which helps ease costs, excess waste etc.
Items you can find at Trim Lab include top stitch threading, slides and rings, zippers, notions, bindings,pattern room supplies, linings and inter-linings,many of which are domestically made.
They also support their customers by offering meeting and event space. So if a designer needs to have a small little event or show their line to buyers, Trim Lab is stepping up to help make that effort happen.
Local helping local… this is what it’s all about.
Designers and fashion industry friends, definitely drop by and check it out!
P.s. Fun Fashion Fact… Did you know the original velcro is made in the US right in New Hampshire?