My last mattress had been my grandparents’, and when the springs starting sticking out, I used duct tape.  When the springs broke through the duct tape, I decided to take the plunge and buy a mattress- a new one.

This was about four years ago. I heard a radio ad for a mattress company just down the hill from my apartment at the time in Portland, Maine. Can you believe it? Mattresses made in Portland, right on Marginal Way.  Portland Mattress Makers to the rescue.

I swung down, tried some out, and happened to hit up a President’s Day sale. They delivered my new mattress, took away the old one, and I slept happily ever after.

Seriously, I love my bed.  Great investment.

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I could not for the life of me find USA made underwear–everything was imported.  I found a few places, but they were super expensive.

Finally, I found bgreen apparel!

Love the fit, love the colors. I got classic bikini and bikini with lace. I’ll skip posting photos but you can see them on their website.

I also got some leggings from them which I also really like. Very comfortable.  It’s made from organic cotton, a big bonus.

They also sell men’s clothing.


2nd option: I also ordered underpants from Uranus Apparel. They make “soyshorts” or soy fiber undies. If you like the boy cut/ short cut style, these are good. It’s not personally my favorite but if you like that style, they are made in the USA.

Gals out there– have you found any made in the USA drawers to suggest?

Fellas– suggestions for the men’s side of things?

Men’s Work Pants

Here’s a find I have been so excited to share!

I was looking high and low for men’s work pants, as my sweetie pie Andy had a birthday coming up and he really wanted some new pants.

He doesn’t wear jeans, he wears duck pants, like Carhartts. But I was struggling to find Made in the USA work pants.  I know most Carhartt products are made overseas these days.

Finally I found that one pair of Men’s Carhartts are Made in the USA, and even better, they’re union made. AWESOME.

They are the Men’s Double-Front Work Dungaree.  Here’s the link:

Please note- not all of the Carhartt pants are made in the USA– as far as I can tell, it’s just this pair.

His birthday was yesterday and he opened the box, so I can finally post about it on the blog.carhartts