Winter 2019 Land & Lifestyle Trends

Our snapshot of the latest goods, gear and more for land aficionados—from deerskin gloves to handmade furs made from Montana bison, sheep and alpacas.
Schafer Silvertip Custom Bows Inc.

When rifle hunting lost its challenge for teenager Paul Schafer, his analytical nature led him to develop the Silvertip, named after his first silvertip grizzly taken back in 1974. Dave Windauer was just 22 years of age when he was given the opportunity to buy Paul's business and begin a life as a full time bowyer. He builds longbows and recurves available in one-piece and take-down models. All are designed for speed, smoothness, stability, durability and beauty. Every bow leaves the shop with an eye for beauty, excellence and love of the hunt, in tribute to Paul and in commitment to you, the bowhunter.


Duckworth is proud to be the only source-verified, 100 percent Made-in-USA Merino wool clothing company. They carefully manage every step of the process, from raw fiber to finished garment. Knowing wool is their business. Starting at the Helle ranch in Dillon, Montana, where every fleece is graded and selected for its end use, their Merino wool then travels to the Carolinas, the traditional powerhouse of U.S. textile production. The spinning, knitting and dyeing is part science and part art, requiring specialized know-how, trusted partners and the long-term vision of a fourth-generation ranching family. Duckworth guarantees total supply-chain responsibility, quality and transparency from beginning to end.

Shinola + Geier Deerskin Lined Gloves

Shinola collaborated with Geier Glove Company to customize their style and create the perfect cold-weather glove. Made with deerskin leather, these unisex slip-on gloves are polypropylene lined for extra protection against the cold. Their signature Shinola rivet adorns the bottom hem of each glove. Geier Glove Company has been producing premium leather gloves for over 85 years in Centralia, Washington. Since the company began in 1927, attention to detail and fit has been their hallmark. Only the finest leather available is used when making their collection of work, dress, driving and riding gloves. Detroit-based Shinola is a luxury design brand with an unwavering commitment to crafting products that are built to last—from timepieces to leather goods, jewelry to audio.

Taproot Knives

TAPROOT Knives is a one-man shop where Mike Tapley designs and builds utility and presentation-grade cutlery. The bulk of his work is fixed-blade knives, including hunters, filet knives and kitchen cutlery. Working from his designs or from a customer's design and specs, Mike takes sole ship of each step in the process—including heat treating and blade tempering. Each TAPROOT knife is hand-crafted with a focus on function, fit and superior cutting and edge-holding performance. Mike’s goal is to make the last knife better than the one before it! Made in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Peak Antler Co.

An antler lighting and antler furniture design firm and maker in Colorado, Peak Antler Co.’s American-made products are handcrafted using naturally shed antlers from whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, moose and fallow deer. Bespoke antler chandeliers, antler furniture and antler mirrors by Jeff Musgrave feature quality construction and creative, original designs. Custom orders are welcomed—Peak Antler Co. designs have been featured in the interior designs of many resorts, restaurants, corporate offices and private mountain lodges.

Thos. Moser Handmade American Furniture

The Moser family has grown from a one-man operation to comprise a community of nearly 70 skilled craftsmen. Like the wood used to make their furniture, they proudly accept their commitment to the sustainability of their workforce, their families and their communities. The Moser team carries that legacy forward, each and every day, sustaining both new and old tradition for generations to follow. Since 1987, Thos. Moser has called its nationally-recognized Auburn, Maine, workshop 以太坊区块链_以太坊价home. The space has grown to more than 90,000 square feet, and functions like the furniture it produces, with natural workflows that integrate both handwork and beneficial technology.

Montana Bison Fashion & Fur

Montana Bison Fashion & Furs creates custom yarns and knitwear using Montana ranched bison, sheep and alpaca. All fibers are milled and produced in the U.S. Original patterns are created and knit by the owner, Jennifer Olsson, into hats, finger-free mitts, scarves and more. Jennifer also stretches, fleshes and turns bison hides into soft lovely trim on capes and coats. Soft suede labels and hand-polished deer or elk antler buttons gives all her Montana garments an authentic Montana signature.

Carving Out a Living on the Land

When he first envisioned becoming a farmer, Emmet Van Driesche never imagined his main crop would be Christmas trees. Carving Out a Living on the Land tells the story of how Van Driesche navigated changing life circumstances, took advantage of unexpected opportunities and leveraged new and old skills to piece together an economically viable living, while at the same time respecting the land’s complex ecological relationships.

Farmhouse Fresh: Marshmallow Melt

Located on a hilltop ranch in McKinney, Texas, the FarmHouse Fresh team grows and crafts skincare products. Whether certified organic or using up to 100 percent naturally derived ingredients, all their products are chock full of fruits, vegetables, milks and more from U.S. farms, including their own. Their products are proudly made in the U.S.A. In their Marshmallow Melt balm, Pure Shea, cocoa and mango butters have been combined into a rich, solid, scrumptious all-purpose balm that melts into skin on contact, nourishing dry, chapped hands, knees, knuckles—and even lips!

Nicks Handmade Boots

Nicks Handmade Boots began in 1964 in Spokane, Washington. With the purpose of hand building the best work boots possible from the best leather and materials, and with the idea of earning customers for life, today there isn't another company that makes a better work boot than Nicks. They are proud that all of their products are still made in the U.S.A.


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