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Proudly Made in the USA

May 20, 2019

Honoring Our Great Nation’s 243rd Birthday 

These fifteen wonderful brands are just a sampling of the American-made goodness you'll find around The Little Traveler every day. 

Sterling Risers 

Sterling Risers are the newest sensation in Housewares. Add height and dimension to your tablescapes with these innovative stands that have interchangeable legs and decorative toppers. They’re meant to shine in the spotlight, not be covered with a tablecloth. Designed & made in the USA

Don't miss the live demo with founder Kathy Albaugh on Saturday, July 6 from 11am-3pm.

Our very own Janice and Mary Lou give great use ideas in this video at our Facebook page or watch on YouTube


Patricia Spratt Table Linens

Cotton and cotton blends from fine mills throughout the world are sewn in Connecticut. Patricia Spratt was a recognized designer on 7th Avenue in Manhattan who turned her talents in a new direction. In her own words, “This is how we express ourselves today. The table is a personal statement of how we live with our family and friends.”

Shine Handmade Table Linens

These limited-edition luxury tablecloths, beautiful designer table runners, and accessories are all made by hand in St. Charles, IL. Designed with impeccable flair to help celebrate life's big occasions as well as everyday moments.


Michael Macone Clay Art

Designs by clay artist Michael Macone are crafted into affordable art for your home. The patterns on these lamp shades are taken from Michael’s art and printed on heavy archival art paper, then UV coated to last a lifetime without fading. Artistic lamp bases are made by melting glass over an extruded clay vase.

Every piece is handmade in handmade in Northwest Wisconsin. Lamps are on display throughout the store—ask for assistance in the Linen Room. Also find Michael Macone clay picture frames in our Stationery dept.


Studio Daedre

Artistic boxed notecards by Daedre all started when a young girl’s creative spirit led her to make gifts for friends. She grew up, and her passion has also grown into a successful family-run business. Designed and made in America with an eye toward reducing environmental impact, each set of notecards has a handmade touch.

Iconic museums across the country carry Daedre’s work, including the U.S. Senate Gift Shop in D.C., which commissioned her to design Cherry Blossoms with the Capitol Building.


Wendell August Forge

Chicago Skyline Collection

Functional metal art from Wendell August has been crafted by artisans in Pennsylvania for nearly a century at America’s oldest and largest forge. Our Gift Gallery carries the stunning Chicago Skyline collection of platters, bowls & ornaments. Find the collection in our Gift Galleries.


Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty

There's nothing silly about this putty. Some glow, some bounce, some stretch, some change colors, some are tearable, some are poppable, some are even magnetic. And none of them ever dry out!

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is proudly made in the USA with the help of exceptional individuals challenged by disabilities. Find it in our Toy Room.


Fizzy Magic

Make a splash at bath time with bath bombs that have a surprise toy at the center.They're made in America with natural ingredients that are skin softening and calming for kids ages 3+. A portion of proceeds are donated to Graham’s Foundation, on a mission to support families of preterm babies.

Learn more about Fizzy Magic and watch a video of it in action at our blog. Find it in our Toy Room.


Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen started in 1991 at a farmer’s market in New Hampshire and is now an internationally enjoyed brand crafted in Maine. Their innovative grilling sauces, like Vidalia Onion Fig, are made with top-quality natural ingredients in individual batches to ensure every single bottle is as delicious as the next.

Learn more about the Stonewall Kitchen Shop at The Little Traveler.


Brasswell's Specialty Foods

Brasswell’s specialty foods was established in 1946 in Statesboro, GA, where the company still operates. Their Southern-style tangy, sweet & spicy BBQ sauces use locally grown ingredients.


Noodle & Boo Baby Care

PH balanced for babies using natural ingredients, Noodle & Boo baby care products are proven toxin-free and non-irritating.

Our Baby Room carries super soft lotion, 2-in-1 hair & body wash, and ultimate ointment for diaper rash. Noodle & Boo is manufactured in the USA in an FDA-approved facility.


Iron in a Bottle

Inspired by his mother's ingenious homemade anti-wrinkle spray, Austin Eudaly developed an efficient, effective, and natural Iron in a Bottle. The spray is formulated without harsh chemicals to be gentle on fabrics and skin. And it smells great, too.

Available in large sizes for everyday use; it also comes in a small 3 oz. travel size, so you won’t have to wrestle with hotel ironing boards while on vacation.

Tom & Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle is produced and bottled in Dallas, TX. Find it in our Bath Shop.


Beekman 1802

Did you know goat milk is rich in vitamins and minerals that flush out toxins and keep skin balanced? The Beekman 1802 lifestyle brand of goat milk bath products was built by two city blokes who literally bought the farm—the historic Beekman 1802 farm in Sharon Springs, NY. You might know them as "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" or the underdog winners of The Amazing Race, season 21.

Our Bath Shop now carries their luxurious and amazing-smelling lotions, hand creams, shower gels, and soaps in a variety of scents, all made in the USA.


Maggie's Organics Socks

With fibers sourced from organic farmers, all Maggie's Organic socks are knit by one of four independent family knitters in North Carolina, USA .

Maggie's has been walking the Fair Trade walk since before anyone started calling it Fair Trade. The company is dedicated to the people working at every step of the process and believes in establishing long-term relationships, sharing risks, and continually working to improve quality of product as well as quality of life.

The bright & colorful summer 2019 collection of socks is lightweight and stretchy in colors that won't fade. Find them in our Fair Trade+ Gallery.


The Chicago Lighthouse

The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and Veteran communities. The organization provides vision rehabilitation services, education, assistive technology, and employment opportunities.

It’s also the last major clock manufacturer in the US—each and every one is built with pride by people who are blind or visually impaired. You’re going to love the beautiful clocks in Lighthouse’s Chicago series, including iconic architecture & the popular CTA map pictured here.

Don't miss our Meet & Greet with Chicago Lighthouse rep Cory Lipsett and his guide dog, Ragin, on June 8 from 11am-2pm.

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