"A brilliant combination of consciously-sourced Made-In-America products and one-stop-shop goodness, The MiA Project seeks to make supporting domestic production as easy, accessible and fun as shopping at your favorite department store."
"There's an awesome pop-up shop happening tomorrow that feels less like a store and more like the festival of the century (sorry, ACL)."
"Merging their backgrounds in public relations and the fashion industry, Micha and Jaime have created The Made In America Project, which offers a badge of certification to 100% American-made products. Their interest in supporting our domestic independent brands was just the beginning, as they also offer select e-commerce, community events, and creative services."
Los Angeles Magazine
"There's no question that buying American is more than a fad. But finding the goods takes some clicking. LA-based Micha Thomas and Jaime Lawson wanted to simplify the search by creating one place to shop."
Los Angeles Times
"We know through statistics and adjacent movements like farm-to-table and locavorism that more and more, people want to know what their purchases are made of, what economies they’re fueling, and who is the person behind the creation,” she says. “We hope to connect consumers … and designers through our content, our events and eventually an e-commerce store."
"… In addition to exclusive interviews with designers and trending brand profiles, the site now features and e-commerce shop, complete with sporty separates form Venice-based Summer Bummer and stoneware from Joshua Tree's BKB Ceramics."
"The Made in America Project, the epicenter for a new wave of American design and production, just launched their online furniture shop featuring stylish designs from acclaimed companies including Same Tree, Souda, Stephane Hubert, Fort Makers, DAMM Design, Iacoli + McAllister and more."
"The Made in America Project is an initiative that awards badges to clothing brands in the US that practice responsible manufacturing. These brands, albeit small, keep most of their production processes in the US where they are subject to stricter labor standards and continue to support the local garment industry."
"The after-work hours (their joint resume includes stints in marketing, PR, and wardrobe styling) they spent compiling a roster of designers, artists, and craftspeople devoted to supporting the local and national economy by producing wares on U.S. soil translated into The MiA Project, which brings those quality-oriented makers face to face with design-conscious consumers eager to buy into the cause."
"LA's Made-in-'Merica movement is killing it these days. Giving us another reason to love our country is The MiA Project, which pushes "thoughtful consumption" by showcasing top-notch design, fashion and art—all crafted right here in the U.S. Natch, they're setting up shop at cool concept marketplace Shelter Half for an eight-day pop-up titled "Equilux" featuring top-notch wares boasting "feminine energy." (We're into it.)"
"Shop local – or at least continental. We’re shopping American-made with these patriotic shop girls and their new, sustainable platform…"
"Two LA-based women join forces to create an online retail shop carrying products that are all made in America."
"Micha Thomas is the co-founder of the Made In America Project, a grass roots operation to bring love and attention to small domestic brands and companies. Her home in Laurel Canyon is a perfect mix of Southern California and Santa Fe style and the ultimate Bohemian retreat."
MADE Series by Rachael Joy
"If you actually give yourself more than a day to buy a gift, you can find so many amazing made in America products online, and even a few websites that cater to wedding purchases. Yep, even a gravy boat…"
Free + Native
"Peek inside the holistic cabinets of The MiA Project founders Micha Thomas and Jaime Lawson."
"When’s the last time you went to a block party that was full of rad art? Do it up this weekend with The MiA Project Art & Performance Market, where you’ll celebrate all things made in America. Hear stories by Poem Store, a live performance by Wardell, and tons more cool stuff..."
"Shop the holiday bazaar for goods from under-the-radar American designers such as Adina Mills and Robert Siegel. Saturday’s market ends with a special performance by brother-sister duo Wardell."
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Los Angeles Confidential
"What better way to show your patriotic pride this Fourth of July than by donning American-made styles in shades of red, white, and blue? You’ll definitely wear this cobalt blue suede purse even after the Fourth of July."
"Featuring over 30 lines exclusively Made in America, design enthusiasts were inspired by apparel, jewelry and ceramics brought together by project founders, Jaime Lawson and Micha Thomas."
Orange County Register
"The MiA Project, with support from Dilettante, is hosting a weekend of immersion into American art, objects and commerce. This entire weekend is an incredibly special affair, celebrating art, perseverance and the power of impassioned people coming together."
Los Angeles Times
This is the first brick-and-mortar store for The MiA Project, which launched online last spring and carries heritage and up-and-coming American-designed and -manufactured fashion and lifestyle brands.
After debuting a cool pop-up in 2013 and a successful e-shop last year, LA's The MiA Project is ready to bring its Made-in-America essentials to the masses IRL.
Of the Wolves
"Fortunately, beautiful shops like the MiA Project exist, where the hard-work of sourcing quality, American Made goods, is already done for us! I got to sit down with Micha, one of the incredible owners of the shop, to discuss what buying Made in America goods really means..."