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Buy Socks, Give Socks at Appalachian Spring

October 12, 2015

Appalachian Spring is partnering with Solmate Socks to provide warm, knit socks to the Georgetown Ministry Center.  In recognition of the annual national celebration of American Craft Week in October, Solmate Socks will donate a pair of their socks to Georgetown Ministry Center for every pair purchased at Appalachian Spring’s Georgetown store during the entire month of October.

Solmate Socks has been producing their colorful handmade socks in their family owned Vermont studios since 2000 and have been a part of Appalachian Spring’s merchandise collection for many of those years.  Known for their unique idea of creating pairs of unmatched socks, Solmate knits all their products from recycled yarns. 

American Craft Week began as a small, grassroots effort to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of handmade craft.  Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, American Craft Week is a well-established, national event celebrating the tradition of American craft in galleries, artists’ studios, museums, schools and festivals.  This year’s official celebration will be held Oct 3 – 12, and for the first time all 50 states are participating, including the District of Columbia, and US Army bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea.

Appalachian Spring features the work of hundreds of America’s craftspeople in its four stores throughout the DC metropolitan area.  Founded in 1968, Appalachian Spring has brought the beauty, quality and authenticity of American Craft to the nation’s capital for 47 years.  Working with craftspeople throughout the country, Appalachian Spring is committed to adding the uniqueness of the handcrafted to everyday objects. 

Appalachian Spring is located at 1415 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Shop Made in America at Georgetown Park

October 1, 2015

Shop Georgetown Park October 17 and 18 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and meet the people behind America’s most popular #madeinamerica brands.  
Uniting the top American innovators, American Field puts a spotlight on authentic, high quality products and connects these labels directly with the consumer. Founding entrepreneur Mark Bollman partners with leading real estate management and investment firm Jamestown for this event.
American Field aims to create a direct connection between the consumer and Made in USA brands. By introducing shoppers to the importance of buying quality, long-lasting products, the pop-up market supports the growth of independent, American-made labels. Participating brands include Ball and Buck, Narragansett, Randolph Eyewear, and Rancourt Co, Bailey Hats and General Knot among many more.  Showcasing everything from farm-to-table food to high-end menswear, American Field is a destination for all shoppers looking for the real thing.
“America’s success depends on our continued ability to make products on American Soil.  Bringing American Field to the doorstep of US policy making is the perfect way to highlight the vendors’ shared passion for innovation and manufacturing to our nation’s leaders,” says Mark Bollman.

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Georgetown Univeristy Joins MetroLab Network

September 22, 2015

Georgetown University will partner with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (DC-OCTO), George Washington University, and Howard University to join the national MetroLab Network as part of White House “Smart Cities” Initiative.

The MetroLab Network is a newly launched network of university-city partnerships committed to strong regional partnership and cross-regional collaboration.  The Network is focused on “smart cities”— particularly solutions to improve infrastructure, city services, and other public sector priorities.

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