Made In West Virginia

Business is going well, new design ideas are flowing out of the old brain box, and most importantly, the hills are lush green and beautiful. There is nothing in this world that makes me happier than summer in West Virginia. Sitting by the side of a flowing river, breathing that air as deep into my lungs as I can get it, and listening to that cool mountain water flow over and around those big old river boulders. It's magical. It's the kind of memory I instantly store under "happy place". During the Summer, we're going to be out and about, including doing some vending at various little festivals around the state. We're still a pretty tiny company, only about to print our third design, but we're going to keep our heads down and keep on plowing forward. We believe in what we're doing, and the people we're doing it for. Every time we've come up with a new design, and people are excited about it, I can't tell you how stoked it gets us. Some might even say too stoked. That's dangerous. So, here's what's coming up!


The "Bury Me in WV" shirt. This shirt has it's basis in a sentiment, and a sentence that I've heard hundreds of times over the years, and I think it's a testament to the place that WV holds in most people's hearts. I've had so many friends over the years that have had to move, because of a job, family, or whatever reason pulls them out of this place, and they have always said that they want to come back here when it's all said and done. This is the place they want to be in those twighlight years, and that breezy hillside with the sycamore trees is where they'd like to be once those years are long gone. I don't think there's anything more you could say on someone's dedication and love for a piece of land than that. 



"Baked In WV" shirt. EVERYONE from WV soon discovers that an item of food they've loved their entire life is also a special treasure that makes us unique. When you leave the state and ask someone about a pepperoni roll, most of the time you'll get a confused blank stare. "Like, a stromboli?" Nah, bro. PEPPERONI ROLL. Well, this design is our tribute to that most sacred of bread and smoked meat combinations. Coming out of the brick oven with the hills and the sun shining in the back, surrounded by the only acceptable ingredients, pepperoni, peppers, and cheese. This is our love letter to the allmighty Pep Roll. We'll probably print this one with a dark brown or red ink on a lighter red shirt. Coming soon!


Written by Brian Pickens — May 15, 2012

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Welcome to Made In West Virginia! We're an apparel company making specialty designs celebrating our homeland, West Virginia! We mean to represent WV in our own terms, a non-traditional, from-the-mountains-up celebration of our fierce pride and independent spirit, devoid of the tired stereotypes so often associated with our state.

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