“The words “Made in America” mean different things to different people. For some, it’s a political statement, a way of aligning themselves with long-standing ideals of domestic manufacturing and sourcing. For others, it’s an aesthetic, harkening back to the sturdy look and feel of classic Americana. But for some, it’s something else entirely: a matter of necessity.”
Having HELM Boots made in Maine has allowed us to not only be closer to manufacturing but to be closer to the people who are part of the process. It goes beyond politics or an Americana aesthetic to building connections with individuals who help to make the brand what it is. Mens Journal captured this thought from Joshua and other innovative brands producing out of the U.S. in the article below.