Wendy Rosen is the leading advocate for the “Made in America” movement. Through her writings and workshops, Rosen has mentored thousands high design micro-enterprises start-ups for nearly 30 years.
As founder of the American Made Alliance, Rosen advocates for more than 125,000 micro-enterprise artist studios and 20,000 retail stores specializing in American made products.
In 1981, Rosen produced the first "Made in America" trade show, the Buyers Market of American Craft, which quickly became one of the Top 200 trade shows in America.
Rosen's best-selling book, Crafting as a Business, is known as the "studio start-up bible" for young artisans providing a step-by-step guide from product development to profit.
“Crafting an American Style,” a PBS special produced by Rosen traces the evolution of crafts from their humble origins to their contemporary status as works. The documentary has aired on more than 75 PBS markets.
Realizing that consumers needed a source for all things American made, Rosen launched AmericanStyle magazine, a tool for collectors of quality limited edition American designer products in the categories of jewelry, art glass, teapots, fiber art, baskets, sculpture, furniture and ceramics. A second publication, NICHE magazine, connects luxury retailers with the finest Made in the USA and Canada gifts and decorative art objects available coast to coast.
The American Made Alliance is a 501c6. Through its projects and partnerships, the group strives to new markets for American made products, protect the authenticity, prevent fraud and inform legislators and consumers about the importance of supporting American Made.
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