Wigwam Mills ... applauded as an
American Made Heroes Company!
Wigwam Mills is a third generation family-owned company located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, that started making socks in 1905
for lumbermen of Wisconsin. We are very proud of the fact that Wigwam socks are 100% American made
and are the leading sock manufacturer and brand in the sport/active/outdoor market. Wigwam is one of the
most trusted and recognized names in the industry, known for its standards of excellence in comfort, quality and performance.
Per the Wigwam Mills web site ... "We care that thousands of manufacturers in this country sacrifice quality for less-expensive labor in other areas of the
world, to increase the bottom line. We continue to lobby in Washington D.C. for programs that responsibly limit the
quantity of imported products coming into this country while still pursuing a policy of fair trade with our many global
neighbors. We care about the environmental, sociological, and financial implications of this policy."
encourage more American manufacturers to step up and help us engage Washington D.C. to
aggressivley support our domestic manufacturers like Wigwam Mills and the good jobs they provide for our fellow Americans.
The owners, management and staff of Wigwam Mills are all hereby recognized as true
American Made Heroes!
Wigwam supports wool producers in this country by sourcing their wool almost exclusively from American yarn spinners who buy from American wool growers.
And Wigwam supports domestic yarn spinners whenever possible by working with them to get the best quality natural and man-made fibers and yarn for all of their
For over 100 years, Wigwam has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of their customers. They have done this not just through providing them the finest
quality socks, but by providing them with the assurance that their purchase of Wigwam socks supports its reputation of honesty and integrity.
Chairman and CEO
Reuters Special report: Does corporate America kowtow to China?
Bob Chesebro, chief executive and third-generation owner of Wigwam Mills Inc, one of America's few remaining sock makers, refuses to
surrender his edge.
His equipment ends its days as scrap metal in a dumpster behind his plant. For some American manufacturers, however, the idea of shipping even used stuff
with no book value to their chief overseas rival is anathema.
Many of the machines at Bob Chesebro's factory in this Wisconsin city on the shores of Lake Michigan do something seemingly mundane: they sew the toes of
the socks he makes closed. In China that is still often done by hand -- a labor-intensive task that other developing countries will eventually do more
cheaply as Chinese wages rise.
for the full article in Reuters. Mr. Chesebro & everyone at Wigwam are
American Made Heroes!
Click above for survey results.
Patriotism, Jobs Primary Motivations for 'Buying American'
PRINCETON, NJ -- Forty-five percent of Americans say they recently made a special effort to buy products made in the United States. When asked why,
these shoppers mainly cited patriotic or altruistic goals related to the national economy, including creating and keeping jobs in the U.S., rather than
product-specific considerations such as quality, safety, or cost.
for survey results.
"Not only the wealth, but the independence and security of a country, appear
to be materially connected with the prosperity of manufacturers. Every nation ... ought to endeavor to possess within
itself all the essentials of a national supply. They comprise the means of subsistence, habitation, clothing and
defense ... The expediency of encouraging manufactures in the United States, which was not long since deemed very
questionable, appears at this time to be pretty generally admitted."
Alexander Hamilton ... an
American Made Hero!
Boston's Faneuil Hall
American Made Heroes
planned their rebel actions at Faneuil Hall!
Buy American! An idea from USA's founders directed at the present!
*** Sam Adams, fierce voice!
Our heroes thank all who fight in support of USA manufacturers!
We are committed to utilize the latest technologies & strategies to fiercely support & promote USA based manufacturers
Proceeds from your purchases of these American Made products will help support the
American Made Heroes'
organization. We thank you!