Be American Made

Celebrating American-made products and those that produce them.


Zippo Lighters are the most quintessential lighters on the planet it would seem. Is there anyone that hasn’t seen one? Zippo began in the early 1930’s in Bradford, Pennsylvania. After watching a friend struggle with an inefficient lighter, founder George G. Blaisdell decided to construct a new version that was usable with a single hand. The name “Zippo” was created by Mr Blaisdell. He liked the sound of the word “zipper” so he formed variations on the word until he settled on “Zippo,” which he felt had a “modern” sound. Continue reading


2022-12-27 Clothing
Seemingly, one of the hardest things to find as an American Made product is clothing and apparel. Lucky for us, we discoverd Boathouse. The heritage of the Boathouse brand began in 1976, through the revolutionary design of the iconic Stevenson jacket. The innovative silhouette was introduced during the Montreal Olympic Games and featured a technically designed shoulder gusset, allowing full arm rotation. The Olympians received the signature silhouette well, providing a functional and fashionable alternative to their everyday uniforms. Continue reading


USA Pan has been creating Made in American bakeware for the home since 2009. Proudly made in the USA, we are committed to producing bakeware that exceeds industry standards for innovation, quality and durability. Quality kitchen items will last many, many years and, from our experience, are always worth the little extra money you may pay. Quality kitchen items that are Made in America, naturally, will always be worth a little extra expense! Continue reading


2022-11-11 Beauty Clothing
Established in 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA, Knotzland is doing great things to recycle products and create amazing bowties! You can take a look at the bowties to see what they are making. These are great looking ties. And they are created from recycled textiles. Not only creating a great and useful product, but helping to limit what ends up in our landfills as well. This is something we can get behind. Continue reading

All Clad

2022-10-20 Cooking Cookware
Born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in 1971, All Clad continues to produce American Made cookware in its home state. Founder John Ulam was a renowned metallurgist who was also an avid home cook. He combined the two and All Clad was born! The company employes American Workers who are involved in every piece of bonded cookware that comes out of the factory. Manufacturing has changed a lot since All-Clad was founded, but our commitment to craftsmanship hasn’t. Continue reading


2022-08-19 Tools
ChannelLock has been producing American Made Tools since 1886. They employ over 350 Americans in the state of Pennsylvania, manufacturing more than 75 different sizes and types of pliers. Every detail commands attention so every pair of pliers we put our name on doesn’t just finish the job, but defeats it — plain and simple. Having a suite of ChannelLock pliers in our tool boxes we can attest to the quality of the tools and the fact that they not only always complete the job, but, they feel good in your hand while doing it. Continue reading

The Better Bungee

2022-08-12 Automotive Utility
You ever pack a pickup truck full of belongings to move across town? What do you use to secure that load? Bungee cords, of course. Where are yours made? Get yourself some proper, Made in America, Bungee Cords from The Better Bungee. The Better Bungee sells a few different type sof bungee cords: Standard Cord The Strap Sync Cord Slotted Strap And, if none of those match what you are looking for, you can Build a Bungee. Continue reading