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In Good Company – American Craftsmanship: Discover 10 Outstanding American-Made Companies Available at Duluth Pack

Duluth Pack, a renowned manufacturer of high-quality outdoor gear and accessories, has a strong commitment to supporting American craftsmanship. With a legacy that spans nearly a century and a half, the company is not only known for its own top-tier products but also for promoting and selling other exceptional American-made brands. In this informative blog post, we’ll introduce you to ten outstanding American-made companies that Duluth Pack proudly sells in their flagship retail store and online, highlighting their dedication to quality, innovation, and the American spirit. 

The following ten brands have a like-minded ethos and core values to Duluth Pack, especially where they pride their products in being made. We ask that you continue to support hardworking Americans and buy American products. Each of your orders matters to all of these companies. 

1. Spring Creek Manufacturing

Spring Creek Manufacturing, based in Mountain Iron, Minnesota, shares a similar ethos and heritage with Duluth Pack. They are the original canoe stabilizer manufacturer in the United States of America. From industrial truck racks, the world’s best camp saw, and the highest quality of rust-proof water equipment, Spring Creek Manufacturing’s products exemplify the essence of American craftsmanship and a passion for the outdoors. They have been proudly Made in the USA since 1985. Here’s to the next 140 years!

2. Pendleton Woolen Mills

A true woven American heritage. Pendleton Woolen Mill, founded in the great state of Oregon, has been synonymous with quality woolen products since its inception in 1905. Known for its luxurious blankets and apparel that blends style with functionality, Pendleton Woolen Mills maintains a commitment to using high-quality materials and American craftsmanship to create products that stand the test of time. You can shop their selection in the Duluth Pack flagship retail store in Canal Park. 

3. Faribault Mill

Faribault Woolen Mill Co., based in Faribault, Minnesota, boasts a heritage dating back to 1865. This storied company specializes in crafting premium wool blankets, throws, and scarves. Using traditional looms and techniques, Faribault Woolen Mill Co. showcases the enduring beauty and warmth of American-made wool products.

4Stormy Kromer

Stormy Kromer, located in Ironwood, Michigan, has been producing caps since 1903. With a commitment to innovation and quality, Stormy Kromer creates a diverse range of Kromer Caps designed for various outdoor activities, work, and everyday wear. Their products reflect a perfect blend of comfort, durability, and American craftsmanship.

5. Darn Tough Vermont

Hailing from Northfield, Vermont, Darn Tough Vermont is known for producing exceptionally durable and comfortable socks. Made with high-quality merino wool, Darn Tough socks are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor adventures while providing unmatched comfort and performance. The company’s commitment to quality is backed by an unconditional lifetime guarantee.

6. Paine Products

Found in the dense woods of Auburn, Maine, Paine Products is a family-owned American business since 1931. They are the definition of taking nature’s beauty and bringing it to life. Paine Products‘ all-natural incense is not only sustainable but incredibly delicious smelling – we highly recommend the red cedar scent!

7. Deneen Pottery

Just south of the twin ports lays St. Paul, Minnesota, the home of Deneen Pottery. The American Made pottery company was founded in 1972 by married couple and business partners Mary and Peter Deneen. Since their founding year, they have expanded greatly by hand pouring and crafting incredibly high-quality pottery, including mugs, tankards, and tableware. Deneen Pottery’s creations are the definition of premium American Made products, and you get what you pay for.    

8. Bending Branches Paddles

Founded in north St. Paul, Bending Branches was established to enhance the paddling community and overall experience. In 1972, the paddle company started making waves by crafting the highest quality kayak and canoe paddles on the market. Now based in Osceola, Wisconsin, Bending Branches exemplifies the American outdoor spirit and captures it perfectly.  

9. ARCO Coffee

ARCO Coffee, located in Duluth, Minnesota, hails itself on roasting the highest quality coffee beans around. They pride themselves on offering gourmet flavors made the old-fashioned way. Trust us, this is a brand you will cheers to!

10. Lakehouse Candle Co.

Lakehouse Candle Co., established in 2020, is a thriving American-made brand that strives to create the highest quality of premium hand-poured soy candles. With a focus on paying homage to the 10,000 lakes in its home state of Minnesota. 

Duluth Pack’s dedication to showcasing American-made companies reflects their commitment to supporting local craftsmanship, innovation, and the spirit of American entrepreneurship. The brands mentioned above are prime examples of the excellence and ingenuity that continue to define American manufacturing. By supporting these brands, you not only invest in high-quality products but also contribute to the preservation of American heritage and the growth of local economies. So, the next time you’re in search of durable outdoor gear and accessories, remember that choosing products from these American-made companies is a testament to the enduring legacy of craftsmanship in the United States.

Happy shopping, friends!

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