Across the country, something is happening.
America is making things once again.
Factories are finding themselves celebrated. Seamstresses are suddenly in short supply.
And a new generation isn’t trying to escape blue collar, they’re embracing it.
It got dark before the dawn, but our nation is finally coming to the realization that it’s worth preserving our ability to make things, and make them well.
We believe decades from now, people will look back and say that a new renaissance in American manufacturing started here. And we want to help do our part.
Introducing Makers Monday, created to celebrate and support the American makers and businesses who make their products in the towns, cities, and neighborhoods where we live.
This isn’t just a purchase. It’s an investment. If every adult in America spends just $10 on December 2nd, that adds up to 2.4 billion dollars. Not bad for a day’s work.
Makers Monday asks consumers to put their money where it’s made and pledge to buy an American-made product on December 2nd at MakersMonday.com.
The goal of the campaign is to make it easy to support the people producing quality American-made goods and to celebrate their passion and dedication to the craft of making.
Makers Monday will be an annual campaign, celebrated the Monday after Thanksgiving. MakersMonday.com, the web portal for the event, will launch November 20, 2013. The site will encourage consumers to pledge to buy American on December 2nd, then share that pledge through their social networks, and additionally to share their American-made purchase following the event.
The site will also host a database of American makers and producers as well as provide an opportunity for additional businesses to register. Consumer suggestions are encouraged, making MakersMonday.com an evolving, crowd-sourced portal for all things well designed, and well made in the US.
The photo shows Maker Phoebe Legere at Burning Man 2013 with her Made in The US ShamanCycle. Visit www.ShamanCycle.com for more info.