Missing the "American Made" in World Cup Patriotism

The world's attention is on Brazil and the World Cup, but not everyone is focused on the ball. Interpol is closely monitoring flight lists, border crossings, and tickets, looking for criminals who can't resist cheering on their national team. (Jose Diaz Barajas, a suspected Mexican drug trafficker, has already been arrested.) Fashion bloggers around the world agree that, while Italy may not have the best chances for winning the World Cup, their three-piece Dolce & Gabbana suits have already won many hearts. NuBe, too, is fully engrossed in the World Cup and eagerly cheering on the United States, but as a store dedicated to products that are U.S Made and sourced, we can't help but be disappointed by our uniforms.

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June 23, 2014
WORKSHOP VISIT: GOODS FROM THE HOODS

Goods from the Hoods | Seattle, WA
NuBe Artisan Since 2009
U.S. Made, U.S. Sourced, Recycled or Repurposed Material, Made by Hand.

T.C. and Joel are probably the coolest craftsmen in Seattle. They make furniture and and kitchen goods from lath boards. Lath board is a thin strip of wood used behind walls in older homes.

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January 23, 2014
WORKSHOP VISIT: graypants

graypants | Seattle, WA
NuBe Artisan Since 2009
U.S. Made, U.S. Sourced, Recycled or Repurposed Material, Made by Hand.

Most Seattleites have heard of graypants. Their hanging, corrugated cardboard scraplights have earned them a fabulous reputation over the past few years. When we headed down to visit their studio, however, I discovered graypants is much more than a hip lighting company.

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December 11, 2013
WORKSHOP VISIT: LIBERTY BOTTLEWORKS
Liberty Bottleworks | Yakima, WA
Nube Artisan Since 2012
U.S. Made, U.S. Sourced, Recycled Materials

Recycled and recyclable, these aluminum BPA-free bottles perform with less dents and greater durability by excellent design.

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May 13, 2013