KREL makes hand loomed and limited edition designer knitwear specifically made for the heat. We call it Tropical Knitwear! All New American stumbled upon this exciting and lovely American small business while visiting an Arts Festival in the Ironside District in Miami. Karelle Levy, founder of Krel, took us around the shop as we chatted and heard her story. All New American was so impressed by the quality of the merchandise that not only did we acquire a few lovely items but we offered Karelle exposure at the 2018 AF Market in D.C.
Modernplum is a central Chicago based American small business founded by Allison Warren. The company offers simple yet elegant linens with an emphasis on modern design. Modernplum was an All New American featured Monday Maker in 2017 and we felt that the company would be an excellent fit for the AF Market. Modernplum has been awarded a booth at the AF Brooklyn 2018 Spring Market.
Extreme knitting at its best. Founder and maker Jessica Meyrowitz began creating throws for family and friends using larger needles and her custom made, oversized, 100% merino wool yarn. The response to her blankets was so positive that she decided to turn her passion into an American small business. Only a couple of years old, Jessica reached out to All New American looking for direction into how to grow her business. We were so excited by her beautiful goods that we awarded her a booth at the Fall 2018 AF Market in Brooklyn.
All New American came across Mainely Labs back in 2016 and never forgot the outstanding renditions of man’s best friend, the gentle lab, created by artist Jim Williams. Jim’s “Lab Art” travels occasionally from Portland, ME to various Arts Festivals but had never considered an AF Market. All New American thought it was time for the AF customer to be introduced to this very talented artist, his goods and a very cool American small business. See him in Boston for the 2018 Spring AF Market.
Words with Boards® is a Baltimore, MD American small business owned by Kim and Mike Pararas. The company personalizes cutting boards by carving words into the wood. The highly labor intensive method has enabled the company to distinguish itself from other like companies thereby making the personalized goods truly one-of-a-kind. Kim and Mike contacted All New American hoping for an “equipment” grant in order to grow their collection of goods and bring the company to a new level of business. All New American awarded them a cash grant in 2018 and they are now the proud owners of a new NOVA. We look forward to following the continued growth of Words with Boards®.
In 2017, All New American met with V.J. Maury, founder of Holley Knives. Holley Knives is a startup American small business inspired by the first pocket knife manufacturer in Lakeville, CT dating back to 1844. V.J. has been working hard to build a company that can offer the customer a new kind of pocket knife that can be fully custom built for all of his/her traveling, sporting and recreational needs. All New American has been following V.J.’s continued progress and felt Holley was ready for the 2018 Spring AF Market in D.C., and a booth was granted.
While Luke’s Toy Factory makes a very special toy truck, founder James Barber could not justify the cost of a booth at the American Field Market. All New American believed otherwise and sent Luke’s off to the AF Boston Market Oct. 2017. James did so well that he signed up for the AF Brooklyn Market, Nov. 2017.
Jennifer and Michael were offered a last minute opportunity to participate in The Big Chocolate Show in Manhattan, NY. As the costs associated with a booth were beyond their reach, All New American teamed up with their chocolate supplier, Guittard Chocolate Company, and sent them off to the show. As it turns out, many sweet deals are on the horizon!
Betsy is passionate about her sewing and womenswear line and while very successful in Philadelphia, felt the costs involved with an American Field Market too high. All New American begged to differ and sent National Picnic to the AF D.C. Market. Betsy had such a great show that she signed up for the AF Brooklyn Market, Nov. 2017.
Blake and Ben make the best scented candles All New American has ever come across. While they participated in Field & Supply sharing space with others, they felt that the cost of space at American Field to be out of their reach. All New American believed otherwise and sent them to the AF Brooklyn Market, Nov. 2017. They had a great show and we are positive that Village Common will be part of the AF Market in 2018.
3DUX is headed by two young kids, Ayana and Ethan, both still in high school. All New American saw something different in their Responsibly Engineered Architectural Sets and sent them off to the American Field Market in Brooklyn, Nov. 2017. While 3Dux had a great showing, these two entrepreneurs are still studying and readying for college. Maybe Mom and Dad will take on this very special start-up!