The Made In NC Awards

We are celebrating the astounding talent that North Carolina has to offer with Our State’s inaugural Made in NC Awards. Artisans from across the state entered their highest-quality products in four categories: Food & Drink, Style, Craft, and Home & Garden.

After judging more than 500 entries, we are thrilled to congratulate the following winners:

  • Food & Drink: Cloister Honey
  • Style: R. Riveter
  • Home & Garden: Echoview
  • Craft: Waldroup Woodworks

Audience Choice: Waldroup Woodworks

Finalist Home

Basket Weave Baby Blanket

Read our Q&A with Echoview here!

Entrant: Echoview

Location: Weaverville

Description: A true classic, our basket weave baby blanket is inspired by a pattern that’s in every knitter’s arsenal. A simple, all over in-and-out jersey stitch gives a woven look, reminiscent of old time wicker bassinets used by our mother’s mothers. We used super soft, eco-friendly Organic Supima cotton and knit this blanket on our own automated knitting machine in our solar-powered mill.

Finalist Style

American Handmade Handbags

Read our Q&A with R. Riveter here!

Entrant: R. Riveter

Location: Southern Pines

Description: What began as two Military Spouses in a small attic, armed with a big idea, one sewing machine and a little bit of canvas, has grown into a bold + achievable mission shared by many: to inspire, engage and empower. The parts and pieces of every R. Riveter handbag are crafted by the hands of Military Spouses stationed coast to coast. Once they all arrive at our FabShop in North Carolina, the final products are assembled by our local Military Spouse Operators.

Finalist Food & Drink

Salted Honey

Read our Q&A with Cloister Honey here!

Entrant: Cloister Honey

Location: Charlotte

Description: We are beekeepers in Charlotte with over 50 hives and specialize in creating hand-crafted, small batch gourmet honey products. Also known as Caramel’s hipster twin sister, Salted Honey is the newest addition to the Cloister Honey family. Dreamy wildflower florals and a pinch of sea salt give this savory honey spread a personality all of its own.

Craft Finalist

“Mountains Shells” Carved Rhododendron Root Burl

Read our Q&A with Waldroup Woodworks here!

Entrant: Waldroup Woodworks

Location: Hayesville

Description: The pieces featured in this group of work are made from locally salvaged or harvested wood from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Each piece is chosen for its shape, color and grain patterns. Burls, crotches, and stumps often have the most potential. Fortunately, for me, these are usually not desirable for lumber and other purposes. Whether the finished piece is a functional bowl, or abstract sculpting, I strive to produce curves and shapes that I see and experience in the natural world.

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