Monthly Archives: May 2019

Why Are Americans SO Crafty?

According to the Association for Creative Industries , “Today, crafters are the youngest they’ve
ever been”. “The largest percentage of crafters (41%) are millennials, between the ages of 18-
and-34 years old. Some 36% are 35-to-54 and 23% are 55 and older.” With a total market size
of $36 billion, crafting supplies are sold at some 75,000 retail outlets. Crafts are big business. At
the top of the heap is CRAFT- Craft Retailers and Artists For Tomorrow. Hosts Geralyn Breig and
Brian Gibbons speak to Diane Sulg, Executive Director of CRAFT and creator of American Craft
Week which is October 4-13, 2019 this year to get the scoop on this phenomenon.

American Woman Owned Business

Ah shopping…. It can be a love-hate relationship. Finding the right size is daunting and varies from maker to maker. It took a bunch of women to tackle this one head-on and make shopping a pleasure again by deigning one-size fits all beautifully clothing. SO clever and pretty, their creations have been featured on everything from the Today Show to the View and everything in between. Hosts Geralyn Breig and Brian Gibbons speak to designer Roshena Chadha in Walnut, CA about working with her team to create this amazing line for women. You can easily find Shawl Dawls clothing on, the American made marketplace.

American Woodcraft Magic

Great design plus everyday objects/tools is a powerful combination. Just “ask” Steve Jobs. Great design plus handmade craftmanship plus everyday objects/tools is an investment in making life’s little moments joyous ones. Hosts Geralyn Breig and Brian Gibbons speak to wood craftsman Jon Ortmann in Patton, MO. Jon and his family run their family business with a personal touch, designing and creating masterpieces out of pens, razors, wine stoppers and cutting boards that become heirlooms. You can easily find Ortmann Woodcraft to treat yourself or gift someone special, on, the American made marketplace.

Made in America 2019

China leads the world in manufacturing output in $USD according to Right
behind China is the gold old USA, followed by Japan and Germany. Hmmm, what would it take
to be #1 in manufacturing again you ask? We were wondering too. Hosts Geralyn Breig and
Brian Gibbons speak to Jason Blount, CIO of whose mission is to facilitate
the growth of American manufacturing and get the nation back on top again as the world’s
leading manufacturer.

American Mantra From Heaven

Do you live in your yoga pants? Do you wish that all of your clothes were as comfortable as
yoga pants or yoga-wear, but were styled for street wear or work wear? Hosts Geralyn Breig
and Brian Gibbons speak to Erin Draper in Baltimore, MD. This graduate of the Parsons School
of Design in New York City was inspired by comfortable athletic wear to create a line of
beautiful, luxuriously soft clothing that women fall in love with at first touch. You can easily find
Fashion For Life by Erin Draper on, the American made marketplace.