My booth at MadeSouth was right next to The Alabama Sweet Tea Co. For a day and a half I watched lines of people buy a 24 oz jar of tea—and come back for refills! When I gave in and bought my own jar, I was sure I wouldn't finish it myself. I was also sure that I wouldn't take advantage of the $2 refill.
Dead wrong. That tea was so good. I finished the jar by myself and the refill.
From that tea to men's dress shirts to BBQ sauce to candles to honey, MadeSouth was a great place to encounter brands committed to US production and manufacturing (something you know we care about, too).
Here's a little round-up of some of our faves.