Screw Black Friday – Support Makers Monday

Makers Monday

SCREW BLACK FRIDAY. Instead of buying loads of plastic, Chinese-made crap at a BIG BOX STORE on Friday, why don’t you consider supporting American jobs, artisans and makers instead on Dec 2nd. MAKERS MONDAY is a new movement by the folks behind some of the most interesting maker brands around, Shinola, Tellason, Schoolhouse Electric, Topo Designs, and veteran American-made manufacturers like Johnson Woolen Mills and Ghurka. Pledge to support your local maker!

In DC – that’s Hugh & Crye, the food artisans at Union Kitchen, Terrier Bags. Come on! Do you really need a new i-box that’s just gonna wind-up in landfill in a couple of seasons?



General Knot “The handmade tie will always outlive the mass made one.”


SchoolHouse Electric & Supply Co “We were looking at it from a micro-manufacturing way.”


How to Tie an Isonychia Emerger “Its easy to tie and remarkably effective.”


Seize sur Vingt  “That was close.”


Billy Reid at Home in Alabama “We wanted to be in town.”


SAGE One Rod “It’s not what you put into a rod that makes it great, it’s what you can remove.”


Finally, this last video comes from Qualia Coffee, a small batch, often single-origin “shop roaster” just two blocks from my new apartment in the Petworth section of Washington, DC.