As you give thanks this week, allow me to share some gratitude of my own.
Since the launch of the American Made Market on eBay one month ago, we've met hundreds of American makers, artisans, and iconic small businesses -- people who stand out in their fields and serve as inspiration for others.
The American Made team at Martha Stewart Living is grateful to live in a country where craftsmanship and creativity are not only prized, but encouraged to flourish.
Today, the American Made Market spotlights 51 innovative makers, from 26 states, with more than 200 unique products. In the months to come, those numbers will only grow.
We've found inspiration, from Brooklyn to the Bay Area, in everything from cups of homemade flour to cleverly crafted cast-iron skillets and skeins of hand-spun wool. These products, and the talented people behind them, unite us in our mission -- to celebrate the stories that make us distinctly American.
We do so in the hopes that sharing the creativity of American makers will in turn kindle it -- in our communities, in our homes, and in ourselves.
Join us this season and say thanks for the handpicked, the home-grown, and the handmade, and to all the people who make these things possible.