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Our American Idols

Made-in-the-USA brands we love

july fourth baby

Tough loss, Team USA. We'll get 'em in 2018. In the meantime, it's just about time to celebrate this great country of ours. So fire up the grill, sport some red, white, and blue, and join us in honoring these ten patriotic brands who make their goods right here in the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Not only are Adooka’s layette items 100 percent organic cotton, but they're also hand-sewn, printed, and embroidered in Pennsylvania ($38).

Oliver & Adelaide serves up gorgeous baby gifts handcrafted by artisans all over the country—as well as their own branded items like these maplewood and merino wool teethers ($28), which are carved in California and knit on Long Island’s North Fork.

We're loving AXL Brand's penchant for bright colors—an aqua-lined footie ($38), a tangerine-piped body suit ($28)—almost as much as the fact that their baby clothes are made entirely in San Francisco.

Mixie Baby manufactures one of the smartest baby bottles we’ve ever seen (from $16.99 for a 4oz. bottle). Bonus points for its Ohio, Oregon, and Washington-based facilities.

It makes total sense that Paige Lauren Baby’s deliciously soft cotton staples for boys and girls are so beachy-chic—items like this season’s romper with hoodie ($40) and classic swing dress ($38) are fashioned in LA.

You wouldn't know it from their fabulously modern prints, but Carousel Designs operates their crib bedding biz out of sweet-as-peaches Georgia.

Props to Bibbitec for making a supremely functional bib ($19.99)–and for doing it from Florida.

We fell in love with Manny & Simon's heirloom quality wooden toys long before we knew they were produced eco-consciously in Southern California.

The fact that Eco-Kids' natural art supplies—dough, finger paint—are made in Maine is just the icing on their non-toxic cake.

Speaking of Maine, the Pine Street State is also home to Elves & Angels, whittlers of truly amazing wooden playthings like fairytale castles ($169), stables ($179) and doll prams ($129).

Happy Fourth, everyone!