For travelers for whom the “Made in America” designation is important – whether that means made or assembled in America from parts completely or mostly sourced in this country – here are four items that proudly declare their products’ origins.
Perfectly at home in both business and leisure travel environments, Grovemade’s distinctive, artisan-designed watches ($239-$319) rock the time-telling industry with their boldly abstract design. Made of maple or walnut wood with a square or round face, this modern interpretation of the classic analog-style watch is a sophisticated conversation starter as well.
Hand-assembled and finished in Portland, OR, the watches have a hand-sanded hardwood face, spherical hour and minute markers and a precision calibrated stainless steel module. Wrist straps are made of vegetable-tanned leather. Bonus: Watches are packaged in a recyclable corrugated cardboard case. https://grovemade.com
Zensah’s USA Collection of lightweight and breathable compression leg sleeves, socks and crew socks go red, white and blue in durable in 200-needle-count construction. Each item is engineered for improved muscle support and injury prevention and all styles offer graduated compression for reduced fatigue and faster recovery as well as moisture wicking and anti-odor proprietary fabric with silver ions. Meaning? No bacteria build-up.
The socks have an anatomical design for left- and right-specific fit, making them all the more comfortable, and are available in small, medium and large. The price ranges from $19.99 for the crew socks to $39.99 for the sleeves to $49.99 for the compression socks. www.zensah.com
TPK Fine Leather Goods has a Cosmetics and Jewelry Travel Bag ($39.95) that is absolutely sumptuous in full grain steer hide leather. Available in a beautiful Irish red shade of brown leather with a brass zipper to its cloth-lined enclosure, this durable bag measures 7” x 5.5” x 2” and is ideal for holding jewelry, makeup and meds, travel-sized hygiene products, cell phone and more.
The cosmetics travel bag compliments TPK’s full grain leather line of travel items that includes luggage tags, passport wallet holders, travel documents holder and valuables pouches. Each piece retains its natural markings and develops an elegant burnish with use so that it becomes even more attractive over time. www.tpkleather.com
InUSA’s 3-piece SouthWorld luggage collection ($309.99) in lightweight ABS and polycarbonate sports a brushed metallic or carbon fiber finish. The sturdy construction offers maximum strength and durability and a water- and scratch-resistant finish. Feature-rich cases have four airplane-design dual spinner multidirectional, silent 360-degree wheels; a full interior fabric lining; built-in 3-digit TSA-accepted combination lock; a push button locking internal retractable aluminum trolley system; and ergonomic gel handles.
The collection’s carry-on includes a convenient EZ-access front pocket with integrated padded sleeve that can accommodate a 15.6” laptop, plus passport and other travel accessories. Four side studs allow the medium and large cases to stand upright on their sides. Both expand two inches. A smooth gliding oversized tamper-proof zipper provides a strong defense against forced entry. http://inusaluggage.com/en/88-southworld
With its wooden watches, Grovemade offers an understated yet sophisticated method of keeping time.
Zensah’s USA Collection of sleeves, socks and crew socks are designed for training and racing.
TPK Fine Leather Goods, including the Cosmetics and Jewelry Travel Bag, are made in the USA.
Photo: TPK® Fine Leather Goods
InUSA’s SouthWorld Collection, available in different colors, provides functional, trouble-free packing.