"Made in the USA" Clothespins

It's taken many years, but finally you can buy some here!

We ran our Clothespin Challenge for 4 years before someone finally agreed to manufacture clothespins in the USA. Please help us thank and congratulate the Kevin and Hilary Jones family for their commitment and entrepreneurship.

And the best way we can all thank them is by buying some of their sturdy clothespins. I know that they are more expensive than the Chinese clothespins you find in a store. Please do not think of it as just buying clothespins, think of it as supporting a new business. They are bootstrapping their efforts with their own savings for now, but every clothespin you buy helps them get better equipment so they can make the clothespins more efficiently, in larger quantities, and eventually at a lower price.

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Buy 12 USA Clothespins

12 Clothespins
12 Clothespins

$19.70 12 Made in the USA Clothespins

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Buy 24 USA Clothespins

24 Clothespins

$39.00

24 Clothespins

$39.00

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Kevin's Quality Clothespins

  • Made of locally harvested Maple
  • Stainless springs never rust
  • Large and Strong. 3.5" long
  • Grips up to 1/2" diameter rods
  • Weather resistant finish
  • Support a US family business
  • Lifetime Guarantee

Quick interview with the family making these clothespins...

How do you make these clothespins?
They are made using common woodworking tools and good old-fashioned elbow grease. After the two maple wood pieces are created we put them in a tumbler to smooth the edges. They are then dipped into linseed oil and dried for 48 hours. Each clothespin side is checked for possible flaws and then assembled with a spring.

Where do you get the wood and the spring?
Our current wood supplier is in the Pacific Northwest, they are about an hour drive away. They are a small, family operation that we have really enjoyed working with. The trees are mostly from private families in the area. The wood supplier takes pride in assuring that every part of the tree goes to craftsman in the US to be manufactured into useful products. The stainless steel spring is manufactured through a spring company in the US. We can say with certainty that our clothespins are 100% made in America by Americans.

What is your business goal?
Our first goal is to grow the business to a level that fully supports our family. We would love it to grow to the point of supporting 4 or 5 additional employees and their families.

Your clothespins are higher priced than imported ones. Why should I buy Kevin's Quality Clothespins?
Buying products that are manufactured in the US is important to the future of our country. When you purchase items made in our country that money supports not only the person who is producing the product, but all those who have a hand in making them. For example, when you purchase our pins you are supporting 4 tiers of people. From Best Drying Rack down to the person who cuts trees for our wood supplier. That money is invested in our own economy. You are investing in not only in clothespins, but in several American based businesses.



Our Clothespin Challenge continues...

We would love to offer even more "Made in the USA" clothespins. If you are willing to make some clothespins here in the US, (that are different from Kevin's) we will sell them here on our website and help market them for you. Please contact us!
 

USA clothespins

 

Between 1852 and 1887, the US Patent Office granted patents to 146 different clothespins.

Some Clothespin History...

Penley Corporation which was founded in 1923 was the last company in America to make wooden clothes pins. In December 2002, their clothespin plant in West Paris, Maine laid off it's manufacturing employees. Penley now imports and distributes clothespins - the very ones they used to compete against.

Between 1852 and 1887, the US Patent Office granted patents to 146 different clothespins.

Why this is important...

American wood product manufacturing companies are in danger. They need customers like you that are willing to look beyond the cheap prices of Chinese imports. That is why we are so proud to be able to offer this clothespin challenge. If anyone or any company is willing to produce different "Made in USA" clothespins or pegs we will sell them on our website.

Plastic clothespins also have their place in the laundry room. They can be perfect for some applications. But again, no "Made in America" plastic clothespins are being manufactured either.

Our clothespin challenge applies to any material: wood, plastic, or metal - if you make them in the USA, let's talk about selling them right here on our website.

 

USA clothespins

 

Between 1852 and 1887, the US Patent Office granted patents to 146 different clothespins.

Some Clothespin History...

Penley Corporation which was founded in 1923 was the last company in America to make wooden clothes pins. In December 2002, their clothespin plant in West Paris, Maine laid off it's manufacturing employees. Penley now imports and distributes clothespins - the very ones they used to compete against.

Between 1852 and 1887, the US Patent Office granted patents to 146 different clothespins.

Why this is important...

American wood product manufacturing companies are in danger. They need customers like you that are willing to look beyond the cheap prices of Chinese imports. That is why we are so proud to be able to offer this clothespin challenge. If anyone or any company is willing to produce different "Made in USA" clothespins or pegs we will sell them on our website.

Plastic clothespins also have their place in the laundry room. They can be perfect for some applications. But again, no "Made in America" plastic clothespins are being manufactured either.

Our clothespin challenge applies to any material: wood, plastic, or metal - if you make them in the USA, let's talk about selling them right here on our website.

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molded self-sprung clothespins clothespins with coil springs plastic clothes pegs bamboo clothespins, torsion springs
button style clothes pegs wooden clothes pegs odd clothes clip plastic laundry pegs
assorted spring clothespins decorative clothespins plastic clothespins, leaf springs metal clothespins

Clothespin pictures were provided by Designboom

They have over 300 clips and are still collecting. If you have an unusual clothespin for their collection you may send your pegs to the following address:
Yaacov Kaufman (pegs), Id Department Bezalel, Mount Scopus Campus
P.O. Box 24046, Jerusalem 91240   Israel



Strong and handsome "Made in the USA" laundry tools

Click here to see what we have for you...

  • Our clothes drying rack is made with Maple hardwood and plated steel. It rotates, it holds a load of laundry, and it folds up for easy storage.
  • The outdoor umbrella clothesline has been in production since 1913 - that's 100 years! It is super easy to install, easy to maintain, and will last for many many years.
  • Our laundry hand washing kit is a great way to keep the mess from work clothes or diapers out of your washing machine. Or use it for all your laundry at cabins and campgrounds.

 

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