Happy Fourth of July weekend, everyone!
July 4th doesn’t just mean fireworks and hamburgers (although I personally adore both of those things!), it means taking pride in our country and all that it means to be American!
So to celebrate America, we’re having a huge store-wide sale because all of our products are…
MADE IN THE USA!!!
See, here’s Mom in her “sweatshop”… Just kidding! That’s her sewing room in our home on Anna Maria Island, FL.
And me in my home office…
We love the fact that we can run Island Picnic from our home. Working from home is necessary for both of us. Having a child with severe food allergies makes it harder than you would think to work outside of the house. I need to be on-call to run down to the school at a moment’s notice if she were to have a reaction. Of course, she keeps her emergency meds with her there, but until last year her school did not have a nebulizer of their own, and I had to run it down there every time she needed an asthma treatment — which was nearly every day in the spring.
And Mom is the full-time caregiver for my dad, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 40, back in 1988. He’s since developed dementia to go along with it.
Nah, there’s not a lot of medical drama going on over here!
But you see how important it is to be able to work right from our home.
Keeping our products made in the USA is also extremely important to us. They always have been made in America, and they always will be.
Any sewing work that Mom can’t handle herself, we outsource to friends and family that live nearby. We are very lucky to have people who sew right here!
Our manufacturing isn’t the only American-made aspect of Island Picnic. We source as many USA-grown organic cotton fabrics as possible, and we’re excited that more and more organic fabrics are being made here!
What better way to celebrate the United States of America’s birthday than by having a huge sale?!
I can’t think of one! Just throw in some fireworks and burgers and call it an awesome weekend!
Today through Sunday, July 5th, use code USAMADE15 to save 15% on anything and everything in our shop .
PLUS… you can also save an additional 10% on our organic cotton picnic blankets!
Summer picnics, here we come!
We hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! Grill some burgers & dogs, watch some spectacular fireworks, and take pride in America! That’s what we’ll be doing!