July 02, 2014
Happy 4th of July! We're Proud to be Makers in the USA!
We’re proud of making almost all of our products right here in Oregon. Made-in-the-USA is a tag we love to attach to the products we create here. Our business philosophy is pretty simple: we like crafting the best quality goods out of the best quality of materials, so that’s what we do! (Even if it may be the hard way.)
All hands on deck at our weekly team meeting!
Cheaper material and labor costs drive businesses overseas constantly, and it makes sense. It’s expensive to run a company that manufactures in the US. Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of wonderful goods being made all around the world. But, our hats are off to the other companies here in the United States that make it work and create American-made products and jobs on our side of the grass.
Here are some Made-in-the-USA websites that feature Grovemade alongside other companies making stuff at home:
Brand New USA - http://www.brandnewusa.com/
USA Love List - http://www.usalovelist.com/gifts-for-him/
Made in USA Trader - http://classifieds.madeinusatrader.com/hsx/
To celebrate the upcoming 4th of July weekend, we simply wanted to share some photos and videos we’ve compiled of our talented team working here in our Portland workshop.
Sean pulling a piece of bamboo wood from the stack in our woodshop.
One of our favorite pictures of Danielle and Dashia sanding iPhone cases.
We love this video showing the making of our SkateCase!
Here’s Ginger working the machines.
And, here’s our video showing the making of our new Wood Watch!
We hope everyone has a happy, fun, and safe Independence Day! Thank you for supporting us!
Written by Mary Yajko. She is a copywriter and member of Team Grove originally from upstate New York. She enjoys opened minds, uncontrollable fits of laughter, and large amounts of french fries with ketchup.