Labor Day, USA, falls on the first Monday in September each year. It is a day that we can celebrate American workers and pay tribute to their achievements. This includes the improvement of unsafe or poor working conditions, long hours and fair wages. Labor Day was established in New York City almost 140 years ago, as labor unions fought to increase the standard of living. Nowadays, we typically celebrate this 3 day weekend with barbecues, picnics, or camping with friends and family. It is a well deserved break for the American worker, who is a big part of our shop!
My mission for From: Susie is to inspire and encourage others. We provide inspiration by not only sharing our own gifts, but sharing the gifts and talents of others. Our brand exposes our audience to other small businesses. For instance, I love to use my platform to share the spotlight with female and minority owned small businesses.
Our shop, From: Susie, has a heart for the American maker. We showcase and sell, in our shop, the work of American artists, craftsmen, and makers. Our goal is to create a collaborative effort that supports local businesses and provides our customers with quality goods for their home. The goods we sell are responsibly and ethically made with high quality materials from talented makers.
In addition to Made in America products, I sell antique finds in my shop. One of my favorite places to source vintage pieces is in Round Top, Texas. You can read about my latest trip to Round Top, here. It’s a great place to find artists and craftsmen selling their work, but also antique dealers pickin’ all over the country. In addition, I get to meet and ‘talk shop’ with so many other small business owners whose strong work ethics inspire me to keep going.
I believe that antique furniture and vintage decor is a reminder of our rich past. These pieces are reminiscent of a period when attention to detail, skilled craftsmanship and time honored traditions were highly valued. Quality outweighed quantity. Often, products took longer to make, but also lasted longer.
Made well. Made to last. Less waste on the environment. These values are important to me, whether I am working with makers to create new sustainable products or pickin’ vintage finds for the shop. You can shop our vintage products, here.
Thank you for stopping by the blog! We hope that you have a restful Labor Day USA weekend!