Handmade in the USA: Quality, Craftsmanship, and Pride

Handmade in the USA: Quality, Craftsmanship, and Pride

There is something about a product that a person has crafted with their own hands. The time, the energy, the passion that is poured into handmade items makes them all the more valuable in so many ways. At Valley Drapery we are proud of our handcrafted, custom draperies and upholstery – all made right here in the USA. Our artisans and designers are some of the finest in their craft and each piece is created with vision and quality.

In recent years Los Angeles has enjoyed a surge in popularity as it has become a hub for exquisitely crafted handmade goods. More people are seeking out these items and Made in America is more important than ever.

Made in LA

A number of brands have set up shop in Los Angeles and are not only based in the city, they make their goods by hand there too. Chocolate artisan Compartés creates and sells their handcrafted chocolate in Brentwood. Hedley & Bennett creates each unique kitchenware completely by hand in their LA factory. There’s also Crafted, at the Port of LA it is a large market featuring some of the finest artisans and craftsmen in the city.

Homeboy Bakery, a very successful gang intervention, re-entry, and rehab program helps people who are former gang members develop culinary skills that make them employable. And it’s based in the heart of LA. Another brand that is making the world a better place with its handcrafted goods is Rewilder. All of their gorgeous, modern bags, jackets, and other products are crafted by hand from start to finish using salvaged materials.

Of course, there’s Valley Drapery & Upholstery. We’re LA based, family owned and operated offering our clients the finest handmade items for their home. From window coverings to upholstery and more, each piece is customized and unique – and made in America.

The Made in USA Standard

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has set a “Made in USA” standard for all products that claim to be American made. In order for a company to market its product as made in America, it must meet certain criteria. First and foremost, the product must be “all or virtually all” made in the U.S.

As we have withstood a global pandemic, political upsets, and civil unrest over the past couple of years, purchasing products that were made in the USA is becoming increasingly important to American families and individuals who want to support the US economy and show their patriotic spirit.

Purchasing American made handcrafted products takes that up a notch. Handmade products are more green because there is little impact on the environment like there is with factories and large scale manufacturing. The authenticity of a handmade item increases its value and makes the individual feel good about their purchase. Handcrafted items are also often customized so that they better fit the buyer’s needs. At Valley Drapery & Upholstery we tailor each of our handcrafted products directly to the wishes and needs of the client who is purchasing it. That’s how you create treasured heirlooms that are passed down in families from generation to generation.

And isn’t that the greatest value of all?

Discover the beauty and exceptional quality of handcrafted home décor at Valley Drapery & Upholstery. Our skilled staff will work with you to create exquisite creations for your home. Call today and let us help you personalize your space in the most beautiful way.