The Elegant Duck
Tell us about your business.I pride myself on high quality crafting and acute attention to details. I love making things that are useful. I've combined the durability of duct tape with the sparkling elegance of rhinestones and precision cut design. I would love for my Elegant Duck duct tape wallets and accessories to be the go-to uniquely personalized bridesmaid gift. They are also the perfect leather-alternative wallet. I will continue to promote my products through Etsy, social media, and perhaps be featured on some well-established blogs. I also hope to have my wallets introduced in local boutiques.
What makes your business stand out?I am providing a durable alternative to the leather wallet industry but with cute and practical designs.
What's the best business advice you've received?The more you share (even with your competitors) the more there is for everyone!
Mark Your Calendar
NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.
JudgingJune 23–Sept. 8, 2014
Judges will select finalists throughout this period.
Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
Vote for your favorite American makers.
Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
Join us for our annual event in New York City.