we’re headed to minnesota for christmas. i am a very proud minnesotan. proud to have swedish heritage. proud of the lakes. proud of the crazy winters. proud of the incredibly interesting and creative and excellent people that seem to keep coming out of there. i wanted to give a quick shout-out to some amazing companies making beautiful things in minnesota. perhaps you will find a last minute christmas gift on this list. support local. support small business. support made in minnesota. support made in america.

A Denver Home Companion | minnesota fashion companies

clockwise from top left: 

*mrs p hicks mocassins *pierrepont hicks tie *duluth pack backpack *faribault mill throw blanket *red wing boots *mrs p hicks scarf *j.w. hulme fairmount satchel *mrs p hicks topo clutch (a collaboration with a colorado company!)

i rock the fairmount satchel from j.w. hulme in black leather (discontinued), and jp proudly and daily rocks the red ring iron rangers and the duluth pack scoutmaster in green. i’m coveting the other listed minnesota-made items for our home and daily lives. i have heard nothing but excellent things about them.

any minnesota companies i’m missing that should be on this list? what companies from YOUR state do you love?



  1. Marcie says:

    Love those mocassins!

  2. koan says:

    Sticking strictly to Minnesota, I’d throw these Made in America companies on the list:

    Frost River – Bags, Packs, Clothing and more.


    …and for the PowerDriver 2013 family photo, get this….


  3. Alexis says:

    My mom grew up in MN and I still have a lot of family there. Such a special place, I am always proud to say I have roots there and need to make a trip back. Have a great trip!

  4. Melanie says:

    I like the idea of gifting made in (blank) packages using meaningful places to people.

    Merry Christmas!

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