With simply over every week to go till Christmas, three small companies which can be promoting American-made items took middle stage on “Fox & Associates Weekend” on Saturday for anybody nonetheless in want of concepts for vacation gift-giving.
“We’re again with our Made in America collection, highlighting companies with American-made merchandise that make excellent last-minute presents for the vacations,” co-host Will Cain mentioned.
Pete and Amanda Sheats are husband-and-wife homeowners of Excessive Cotton Ties.
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“Excessive Cotton is a household owned-and-operated males’s neckwear model,” mentioned Pete Sheats.
“All of our ties are hand lower and hand sewn in North Carolina,” he added, “and we’re proud to be one of many few remaining tie producers in America.”
Amanda Sheats mentioned that her firm’s supplies come from the “greatest mills on this planet” and that “you will not discover any polyester — no microfiber — in any of our ties.”
Excessive Cotton’s designs, he additionally mentioned, are woven into the silk, reasonably than printed.
Along with conventional neckties, Excessive Cotton Ties additionally sells bow ties in a wide range of patterns and prints.
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“Our declare to fame is our cotton bow ties,” mentioned Amanda Sheats.
“We had been the primary bow tie firm in America to make cotton bow ties.”
The corporate’s best-selling bow tie, she mentioned, is the “Stars and Stripes” mannequin, which has an American flag motif.
Excessive Cotton additionally sells bow ties in gingham and seersucker, she mentioned.
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Subsequent up, co-host Pete Hegseth launched North Carolina-based Kristen and Nick Baileys, co-founders of Bake Eat Love Field.
Bake Eat Love sells pre-measured baking kits that embrace step-by-step directions and video tutorials for correct baking.
“Every field is packaged proper exterior of Chicago and hand-packed,” mentioned Nick Baileys.
A Navy veteran, Nick Baileys mentioned the recipes are all created of their kitchen at house in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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“These are Bake Eat Love’s baking kits,” mentioned Kristen Baileys. “They educate you to bake like a professional. So no matter your expertise, you may be taught to bake one thing that you just may discover in a bakery.”
“Baking brings individuals collectively… [It’s] an ideal last-minute reward.”
She added, “Even a novice can nail the dessert. Baking brings individuals collectively. So when you’re seeking to bond together with your grandchildren, nieces, nephews — it is a excellent last-minute reward.”
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Orders positioned on Saturday, Dec. 17, will arrive by Christmas, mentioned Nick Baileys.
Subsequent, “Fox & Associates Weekend” co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy launched Andrew Rainville, director of communications at Maple Landmark Woodcraft.
Rainville’s father based the corporate as a highschool scholar in 1979, he mentioned.
The Vermont-based firm “makes every part out of wooden.”
Added Rainville, “All of the wooden is as native as attainable. We have now every kind of issues: toys, video games, presents, decorations.”
A nativity-themed puzzle was additionally on show from the corporate.
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Whereas Rainville mentioned that his firm couldn’t assure a supply by Christmas, he famous that Maple Landmark’s merchandise make glorious presents for “any time,” together with birthdays and anniversaries.
Campos-Duffy identified that Christmas isn’t the one vacation of the winter.
For a lot of Hispanics, Three Kings Day “is like Christmas,” she mentioned.
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“Thanks for exhibiting us all of your stunning stuff,” she added.
“Beautiful — American-made.”