It’s been a great journey learning about the many companies that lovingly produce their wares on American shores. Over the past few months, we’ve encountered a number of individuals who are as passionate about American manufacturing as we are.
So it filled our hearts with joy when we learned about Manready Mercantile.
Manready Mercantile, only a going concern for a couple of years, has already emerged as a significant voice in the effort to inspire a renaissance in American manufacturing. It had its genesis a few years ago when its founder began making candles on his stove at home.
Manready Mercantile is both brand and store. It produces a wide range of men’s apothecary products, sold both online and in its storefront on 19th Street in the Houston Heights. But it also stocks goods from manufacturers across the United States.
A few weeks ago, I made the pilgrimage to the Houston shop. There, I found a mecca of American-made goodness.
While its dominant aesthetic is somewhat rustic, a number of items the store carries would fit very well into the classic wardrobe: Filson coats, chinos in a variety of colors, canvas and leather overnight bags.