American Made Series: Picnic Gear


Summer means assembling simple, easy-to-transport food and heading outside for a picnic. Here is some American Made gear that will motivate you to pack up and enjoy the longer days outside at a picnic with friends and family.

Made of natural cotton cord with soft cognac leather handles, these roomy mesh bags are one of a kind—handcrafted knot by knot in Los Angeles by And So It Goes. A percentage of each bag sold goes to the Clean Ocean Project. Mesh picnic bag, $70.

This basket is handcrafted in a century-old factory in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and is perfect for bringing summer pies to the party. Pie & Picnic basket, $39.

Constructed of sturdy maple in a handy portable size for cutting charcuterie, fruit, and cheese. By Schoolhouse Electric, $32.

Leigh Anne Hilbert of Overlap Sewing Studio is a seamstress and leatherworker in Asheville, North Carolina. She hand-stitches these rolled canvas lunch bags for Kaufmann Mercantile. Waterproof waxed-canvas lunch bag, $48.

Stylist Shay Carillo crafts these napkins in a beautiful palette of contrasting colors. Everyday napkins, $50 for 6.

This leather-and -wood flyswatter is made in Amish Country Ohio by Dennis of River Ridge Leather. $14, at Kaufmann Mercantile.

This graphic picnic blanket, made in Portland, Oregon, has a waterproof nylon backing and plush quilting. You can throw it down on damp ground and still be comfortable. Picnic blanket, in Grey Chevron, $155.

Designed by Best Made Co. in New York, this cute camp chair is made of sturdy white oak and heavy duck canvas with solid brass hardware. It can be folded down from a chair into a stool and folds flat for easy transport. Camp chair, $185.

Made by Save Khaki, this lightweight, 100 percent–cotton blanket is good for beach picnics or early evening around the campfire. $200, at Union Made.

Lamson Sharp knives are made in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. This folding picnic knife has a serrated blade to cut bread and a built-in corkscrew. Picnic knife, $32.50.

These white pine dice are 3.5 inches square, come with a booklet of 10 simple games, and are packaged in a drawstring jute bag for easy transport. Yard dice, $68, at Terrain.

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