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Our friends over at Independence Chicago are celebrating their one year existence of their store located downtown Chicago, IL. Independence is a unique store stocking many of the finest American Made goods on the market. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate, shop and see a live in store performance from Hanna Ashbrook.
When: Thursday March 14, 2013 from 6:30 – 10:30 PM
Featuring: Live in-store performance from Hanna Ashbrook
Complimentary: Beer & Wine to be served
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Tagged american made, chicago, Columbus and Co., columbus&co, hanna ashbrook, independence chicago, live music, mens clothing
Columbus & Co. popped into Winter Session’s Chicago workshop just before their relocation to Denver to see what this husband and wife team were up to. It was truly one of the more unique work environments we’ve been able to witness. Roy and Tanya’s workspace had a very zen-like feel to it. The space had a ton of natural light, plants and vintage sewing machines along with a ton of Winter Session products of course! Roy and Tanya are heading out to Denver to be closer to family, I’m sure they will be missed by the city of Chicago.
Winter Session makes a wide variety of leather goods and canvas bags. All of their products are made in the United States.
Heritage Bicycles out of Chicago, Illinois let us through their doors to take some photos of their general store and bicycle shop. It was great to get to know Mike and Melissa and their passion for their business. Heritage Bicycles General Store locally crafts bicycles based on fashion, function, and comfort out of their store in Chicago. Mike and Melissa are husband and wife and own and operate the store. Mike started building bicycles for a store in New York, while Melissa was a children’s portrait photographer. Mike being a Chicago native had the idea of starting his own bike shop back in the windy city. Good thing for his fellow Chicagoans!
Currently Heritage Bicycles General Store keeps the majority of their bike building craft as close to Chicago as they can, including the design, welding, painting and assembly. It was neat to sit down in the coffee shop and look over to the Heritage bike team assembling beautifully designed bikes right in front of your face. The store also has a wide variety of locally made clothing and bike gear to keep you stylish on your Chicago built bicycle. Oh, did I mention they have delicious coffee and a nice array of menu items…If your in the area be sure to check them out. If you interested in a bike check out their website for all of the customizable options, truly unique to their brand.
NorthernGrade Saint Paul took place last Sunday at the James J. Library in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota and we would have to say it was a huge success. We were super impressed in the venue and the scale of the event compared to the previous ones. Even with the Super Bowl to compete with NorthernGrade had a large turnout that carried throughout the day. There were 26 vendors at the event showcasing a variety of goods from bikes, books, clothes to canoe paddles. There was a DJ playing, a vodka distillery sampling drinks and a ton of well dressed people showcasing their American Made styles. Even Governor Mark Dayton made it down to show his support for the American Made event. Steam continues to pick up for American Made goods and NorthernGrade is expanding to other cities. We can’t wait to see how big NorthernGrade gets, but as everyone continues to demand quality design and production we’re sure it will grow!
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Columbus & Co. met up with Tedd, the Co-Founder of Chicago Comb Co. a few weeks back to discuss his luxury comb that is laser cut an hand finished in Chicago, Illinois. We reached out to Chicago Comb Co. because we thought their stylistic comb design and local production values align perfectly with who Columbus & Co. is trying to showcase on our site. We agreed to meet up with Tedd at a local coffee shop near the location we were staying. We have never met Tedd before or seen a picture of him so it was very blind date-esk. He made us laugh as he told us the story of him making eye contact and flashing his comb to several strangers who walked into the coffee shop that were not Columbus & Co.
Tedd and John started Chicago Comb with the idea that a comb is an everyday mens grooming item and it should be a timeless and lasting piece just like other staples in a mans everyday life. One thing I found especially unique about their comb is that the entire piece is 100% made in the United States. Even down to the packaging the comb comes in. Big hats off to Ted and John and their support of American Made! Chicago Comb Co. is getting a lot of exposure for their comb and its to no surprise of Columbus & Co. They have a great product and their founders are great guys following their beliefs. Chicago Comb Co. has a few things coming in the near future that we don’t know if we are at liberty to discuss so keep checking their site because its going to be nice!
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