Made in America Summer Essentials
Ah, summer! We can’t wait for cookouts and swims; long sunny days and road trips. And this summer, we’re not just collecting tans, and tank tops. We’re also waving our flag high, and honoring American-made manufacturing.
We’ve chosen to make our products right here in the USA because we firmly believe it’s the best way to ensure ethical production, and quality products.
And if you’re like us, you get pretty excited when you see “Made in USA” on a label too.
To help you support American-made, while having a summer to remember, we’ve curated our top summer essentials, from cute swimsuits to workout bras to all natural sunscreen.
For those long jogs in the park
Back in March, we shared several easy stretches you could do at home during lockdown. Now that things are opening up again, you may be back at your favorite gym, or even joining girlfriends for a post-brunch trail jog.
Our Racerback Sports Bra is perfect for these activities! With extra wide straps, a double layer cup, no-bounce support, and 4-way stretch, it provides all the comfort needed for a worry-free workout with maximum mobility.
For the refreshing dips into lakes, pools and streams
You’ll no doubt want a refreshing swim to cool off from the summer heat!. And for American made swimsuits, we love June Loop’s flirty and flattering two piece bathing suits.
Not only are they made in America, but they’re also female-founded (another one of our favorite qualities!) and body positive. And best of all, their colors and prints make us feel like celebrating that the sun is out
For keeping your skin safe from sun damage
Speaking of, while we could all use some additional vitamin D after the last year, it’s important to lather on the sunscreen before going out to prevent skin damage, and cancer.
For American-made sunscreen, we love Coola’s mineral cream tinted formulas.
Made in Hawaii, with 70% organic ingredients, they offer both protection and a nice glow.
For your summer day wardrobe
With the heat wave upon us, you’ll definitely be looking for cooling fabrics.
Our eyes are set on Gracemade’s beautiful dresses and jumpsuits for minimalist clothing staples we know you’ll love
Made in America, each of them are created from a mixture of leftover fabrics that otherwise might go to the landfill and natural materials. Did we mention that Gracemade is a black-female owned business (which we totally love!)? And a portion from each purchase goes to Life Impact International. Yup, total win-win!
For your every day
We all have those moments when we’ve picked out the perfect outfit, and it’s a little too snug. That dreaded bra bulge starts to peak out and ruins the whole look.
Don’t worry, our Original Bralette is just what you need!
It’ll take care of the bra bulge so you can wear that fitted tank, shirt or dress without feeling awkward or self conscious, and with great confidence. With stretchy, wide self-adjusting straps for shoulder comfort without the seam, underwire and hardware, it’s no wonder Oprah called it the best invention since the fork.
For those summer trips
You may already have pieces you’ve been waiting to air out and flaunt down the summer runway, but just in case you’re looking for something new and flowy, check out one of our favorite size-inclusive brands — Alice Alexander.
We promise it won’t disappoint. And because their collection sells out fast, you’re going to want to bookmark their site. You can check out their summer collection preview on Instagram and best of all, each piece is made ethically and sustainably. So, go step into some goddess vibes on your next trip!
For the times you crave a little bling
We’ve been indoors for so long, it’s time to take out those jewels and accessorize! Whether you like to stack it up or make a simple statement, you’ll find something to love in Tarin Thomas’ TT.X collection.
With its clean, modern aesthetic, these tiny made, timeless pieces will add a little extra class and sass to your summer story! And best of all, she offers custom collaborations if you’re looking for something special
For the at-home early dinner parties
Playing host can be stressful, so we’re always looking for ways to add in a little fun. Whether it’s serving up some delicious cheese or mini starters to igniting conversations or keeping things a little cheeky, we want it done in style!
That’s why we love these patriotic cheese boards made from bamboo, they will have you celebrating July 4th all summer long. And in case you’re looking to break the ice, why not try these pair of talking pint glasses? Fill these glasses with your favorite brew and with each gulp, story topics will jump from your first apartment to your last date. So the more you sip, the more you learn! And if you’re looking for something a little cheeky, try these wine glasses that have a sense of humor. Each glass has two lines that’ll help you keep it real, by letting you set the mood with each pour. One line is for your happy place and the other may just put you under the table
For the indecisive grillers/cooks or mixologists
When we think of summer, the first word that we think of is barbeque. We love to mix things up by trying out new recipes for food and drinks. We’ve fallen in love with these foodie decision dice and mixology decision dice.
The foodie dice will inspire you to create simple, seasonal meals. The dice are vegetarian-friendly and the sister duo provides a paleo set if that’s more your thing. And who doesn’t like to take their cocktail game to the next level? The mixology dice will definitely have you creating delicious cocktails for everyone to enjoy.
Shopping American-made is not only a conscientious choice, it’s a fun one. Whether you’re entertaining, getting active or simply sun bathing, you can feel good about the source of your summer accessories, and flaunt them in style!