Tell us about your business.Kallio is a counterpoint to the throw-away, fast fashion that has saturated the current market. The product’s encourage awareness of sustainable fashion design techniques and a return to value imparted by high quality, classic but one-of-a-kind design. Kallio designs Modern Stylish Everyday Heirloom garments for boys and girls 6 month olds to 8 years. Kallio upcycles carefully selected quality vintage men’s shirts into unique designs for kids that are produced in such a way that cares for the earth and it’s workers. Kallio is available on line at Kallionyc.com and in select boutiques in the US and Japan.
What makes your business stand out?Every Kallio garment is unique due to the use of vintage fabrics and modern stylish designs. Each shirt is hand picked, cut and sew and made to be as unique as the kids that wear them. We are looking at Sustainable local design & manufacturing from a different perspective: UPcycling for the modern, stylish family. All fabrics and manufacturing are sourced within 30 miles of the Kallio Studio.
What's the best business advice you've received?Owning a business is not a sprint its a marathon... Pace yourself and enjoy the process.
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.