It’s a gift to designers and consumers alike that a plethora of remarkable fabrics, furnishings, and accessories from all over the world are available at the click of a mouse. While we love being able to reach around the globe for our design needs, there’s something special about that “Made in the USA” label. In honor of July 4th, we are dedicating this week’s post to companies that design and manufacture their products in the USA! We understand that furnishings made here can be more costly than those made overseas, but we think that the support of American companies you provide and the quality of craftsmanship you receive often make it worth the extra buck! Many of these companies have the ability to customize finishes and upholstery to our specific needs, which can’t always be said for items mass-produced in large factories overseas, where only a couple of color and finish options may be available. The more we know about products made here in the states, the more we can support US companies and our fellow Americans.
We are an affiliate of some of the products we've listed here and have had great experiences with products from these companies. We hope you will, too!
As designers, we've been educated to consider environmental concerns when we specify products for our clients. For LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified projects (a green building certification program developed by the USGBC—United States Green Building Council), where a product comes from can add to or subtract from the overall environmental impact of a project. For example, gypsum wall board (dry wall) manufactured overseas has more of an environmental cost than wall board manufactured here due to greater shipping distances. It's a win-win to be able to support local companies while having less negative effect on the environment! We've included a number of companies, both residential and contract, which represent just a small fraction of the incredible ingenuity, creativity, hard work, and craftsmanship of our great country!
CR Laine has super comfortable upholstered seating made by artisans in Hickory, North Carolina. The company harvests the hardwood for frames from the local Appalachians, increasing hardwood growth in that region over the last half century. Exposed wood frames can be customized with any American-made Benjamin Paint color!
Each piece by Dunes & Duchess is made in the USA and is hand-finished with a beautiful color.
Iconic fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, created his paint collection in 1996. He has always had a passion for color, inspired by his father, who was an artist and painted houses. This paint is super durable and has a lifetime warranty.
Bradington-Young provides motion and stationary leather furniture manufactured by craftsmen in Hickory, North Carolina.
For over 75 years, Robert Allen has offered residential and contract fabric and furnishings and has a number of fabrics made here in the U.S. of A.
The upholstered furniture of Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture is manufactured in Bedford, Virginia. We cannot get enough of her chic furniture designs!
In2Green's Eco Luxury brand produces recycled cotton and polyester knit throws. They have a wide variety of throws, blankets, apparel, and accessories. If you need a customized, branded, or private-labeled throw, contact us so we can help you with the perfect design!
After being introduced to the unique fabrics Maharam offers, you'll be constantly delighted when you see them on your upholstered furnishings. Founded in 1902, Maharam began as a theater textiles supplier and is now a leading provider of wall covering, fabrics, rugs, and more to the architecture and contract interiors industries.
We were recently introduced to Cisco Brothers while visiting High Point this spring and were excited to find out their factory is in Los Angeles, CA. From traditional to slip-covered shabby chic, Cisco Brothers offers a very wide range of furnishing styles.
Sam Moore furniture has been building custom furniture in Bedford, Virginia since 1940.
Designtex is a leader in sustainable operations and product development for the commercial interiors field, headquartered in NYC. They offer a wide variety of contract grade products, many of which are made in America, including custom designed and printed wall covering.
We hope you were delighted to learn about a few companies that are dedicated to American craftsmanship and the creation of fine, American-made products for home and commercial design.
Let us know your favorite company that has American-made products that you can't get enough of in the comments below. We love sharing!
Written by Emilie Kyle
Edited by Cassandra Reinhart