What a great story behind this American-Made clothing manufacturer! Stormy Kromer was a turn-of-the-century railroad engineer who lost one too many hats while leaning out the side of his locomotive. We’ll let the employees tell you what happened next.
|Does this look “delivered to the door?”|
If not for the nice people at 2G Roses in California, I’d be stuck with a bunch of sad-looking Valentine’s Day flowers.
The Fedex driver did the same exact thing with the replacement flowers, leaving them in the snow at the curb and reporting that they were “delivered to the door.” Luckily, I heard the driver pulling away and ran out to get them. The flowers (above) are beautiful.
This is the first in a series of posts I want to write on shaving. Over the next few weeks I’ll break down what’s available to you, including shaving soap, soap dishes, shave creams, razors and aftershave made in America.
I really enjoy shaving. Even though I sport a slight beard growth, I love the feeling of smooth skin right after a my morning shave. Like many men I use a brand name razor with disposable cartridges. Is there a Made-in-USA razor with disposable cartridges? Don’t know. That will be part of my research.
Lets start with shaving soap. There are literally hundreds of shaving soaps made in the USA and there are at least as many fragrances. The nice thing is: it’s soap, so a lot of them are all-natural. Here are just a few samples:
In doing this research I found a summary of independent artisan shave soaps on the Shave Nook you can check out here.
BTW, if you want to check out some really great, informative videos on shaving, check out Geofatboy on youtube. Geofatboy is associated with the shop “Shave Nation,” where you can find several other brands of USA-made shaving soaps.
Anna Lappe was talking about sustainable food practices when she said these words, but the quote works just as well for every purchase we make. If we value quality and craftsmanship – and are willing to spend the time and money to find and buy it – then there will be more quality and craftsmanship in the world.
Imported cotton “Cupid Heart” boxers from The Gap? No. Rambler’s Way American-made wool long johns? Yes!