Little Korboose

American Made Since 2009

April Nemeth

Cleveland, Ohio
Little Korboose is a design and illustration shop specializing in USA made home decor and children's goods.

Tell us about your business.

Little Korboose is a design shop whose collections reflect founder, April Nemeth’s, keen eye toward modern and eco-friendly products. Reminiscent of childhood, these collections range from unique screen-printed tees for tots, to lighthearted pillow pals to picnic-friendly melamine plates, bowls and trays. The sophistication of clean, simple lines and minimalist design, inspire a wide selection of baby, toddler and home decor goods. Little Korboose creates unique and beautiful spaces for both children and homes. All of Little Korboose materials are carefully sourced to guarantee that they are of the highest quality and produced in a sustainable manner. Our products are also created and manufactured in the USA, many in our studio in Ohio. Merchandise can be found in shops across the country from Philadelphia to Chicago to San Francisco. Little Korboose strives to keep costs at a minimum while maximizing style and originality, because good design just makes life easier.

What makes your business stand out?

Similar products in the market such as plush and melamine are almost always manufactured overseas. You will not find that over at Little Korboose! We source all of our materials in the USA. We also manufacture our products in the USA, many in our home studio in Ohio. Lastly, nearly our complete product line is made from organic materials.

What's the best business advice you've received?

If you start a business with a goal of getting rich, you will go broke.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 9, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

    Meet the judges
  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.

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