Ahhh, Labor Day weekend! The unofficial end to summer. A 3-day mini vacay filled with BBQs, beaches and backyard bashes. Throw in the start to football season, back to school, and some seriously good retail sales… and you can see why it’s America’s third favorite holiday (behind Christmas and Memorial Day).
It’s also one of Lime and Leaf’s faves. For all those reasons above. And more. Consider that Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. As an American brand that offers high-quality bedding completely sourced and crafted in the USA, we take great pride in this celebration.
Today, as part of our American Made blog, we honor the workers that ground this country, that continue to be integral to its success, as well as our critical future generation (whose work is learning at school).
Leaders like Jack who showed us that some of the finest manufacturing facilities in the world exist right here, in our country. Working with him, we established a supply chain that we’re proud of—cotton grown in California, spun in Georgia, woven in South Carolina, and embroidered in New Jersey—enabling us to provide you with products that make us feel better about what we create and sell.
Kari and Lori in one of the factories.
And David who introduced us to Supima cotton, high quality, and 100% American grown. This helped reassure us that we didn’t have to compromise on our commitment to be USA-made in order to create the best possible product for our customers.
Plus George, a third-generation owner of an American company, and our go-to supplier for our beautiful throws.
Now while there may not be parades across the country as there were when Labor Day first started (FYI: It was created so people didn’t have to work so much!), we can certainly continue the celebration of a day of rest in our special way! Our family tradition: hit the local beach, early… then come back and fire up the grill for a BBQ in the backyard with family and friends. It always seems like a perfect wrap-up to the season!
Lori and Kari, Jersey Shore, 1970s.
Other friends love to reel in the retail. Whether it’s for back-to-school outfits or supplies, or hitting up sales to catch the best deals, Labor Day weekend can be a prime time to shop. In addition to clothing and shoes, the holiday is an excellent time to purchase patio furniture and mattresses… so if you’re headed in that direction, be sure to visit our sheet sets, decorative pillows and throws to give everything a fresh, new look and feel.
To celebrate the holiday AND honor US manufacturing, Lime and Leaf is offering a fab deal on this gorgeous, limited edition, American flag throw. Normally $148. Now $99. Just enter code FLAG99 when you check out! What a cozy, patriotic tribute to our past… and a great way to capture that nostalgic feeling in your home, year-round.
No matter what you do for work, we thank you for your contributions, and hope you enjoy your hard-earned holiday. Let’s toast to history, US manufacturing, family, friends and the glorious days of summer!