Makers of the Week: 3rd Edition


It’s an exciting week for the American Made Audience Choice Awards; more than 1000 makers have created a nominee profile and put their business in the running for the $10,000 Grand Prize. Check out some of the latest and greatest nominees. Know an amazing American Maker? Send them this link and encourage them to nominate their food, craft, design, style, technology, or garden business.

Technology Nominee: Artifact Uprising 

These Colorado-based makers believe in the beauty of tangible objects in this screen-frenzy era, so they created Artifact Uprising, a line of eco-friendly printed photo projects –– that last longer than an Instagram snapshot.


Craft Nominee: I Spy DIY

Jenni Radosevich’s flair for crafting stylish, modern accessories led to a book deal –– her how-to tome “I Spy DIY Style” was published last year. Now, Jenni’s built an personal brand as a DIY expert.

Design Nominee: Sanborn Canoe Co.

For these canoe enthusiasts, starting a business might have been uncharted territory, but navigating the waters of the canoeing community wasn’t; Zak Fellman and Todd Randall had been paddling and camping for years.

Food Nominee: Sweet Loren’s

At the age of 22, Loren Brill was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a finding that changed the way this self-described “foodie” looked at the things she ate. After struggling to find yummy baked goods without unnatural additives, Loren decide to start whipping up her own treats –– all made with nonGMO, wholesome ingredients.

Garden Nominee: NativeCast

Inspired by organic forms and materials, NativeCast’s lightweight concrete planters add even more natural beauty to houseplants and container gardens. All the planters are made with sand, shells and other materials native to the mid-Atlantic region.

Style Nominee: S.W. Basics

We love the apothecary style of the packagings of these beauty products, and we’re pretty excited about what’s inside too. Everything S.W. Basics makes –– from makeup remover to lip balm –– has 5 ingredients or less.

Did you miss the first two Makers of the Week? Check them out here:

Week One

Week Two: Return Nominees

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  • I just purchased an alder bark-wood serving-board which is commonly used for serving hors d’oeuvres in Bavaria and Austria–especially in beer gardens. The product label indicates it’s easy to clean, but does indicate how. What do you suggest? Bavarian hors d’oeuvres typically include rolled hand-made cold-cuts on lettuce, cheese, breads, horse radish and green onions. For an image of the serving-board, go to “Google” and enter “Kesper 61202 Rinden Servierbrett”. The product will appear on the German versions of Amazon or E-bay.

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