Handcrafted Amish products, wares, goods, furniture. American made products are very desirable, Amish American made products are in even higher demand.
Cottage Craft Works.com is one of the largest online retailers of Amish USA made products from over 100 Amish cottage based shops and factories.
Shopping the vast online store is like taking a trip back to the late 1800s and early 1900s in a time machine. It was a time when America made products were made to last lifetimes and beyond to the next generations.
Serving the general public for over a decade Cottage Craft Works has developed a solid reputation of old-fashioned integrity and customer service.
The folks at Cottage Craft Works have explored the deep back roads of America in search of high-quality Amish made vintage products that are still being made and used just like they were before the country moved over to electricity in the most rural areas.
The results of their searches have assembled one of the most comprehensive Amish product listings on the Internet with many hard to find items not available anywhere else.
Products and gadgets are made from durable materials for hand power off-grid use and work with ease. Handcrafted furniture is made from solid wood to become family heirlooms. Planned obsolesces is never a consideration.
Products are simple, geared for common sense practical uses and not to simply mass produce as cheaply as possible to sell products to the masses.
Somehow the Amish never got caught in the middle of Americas move from a self-sufficient conservative stewardship of the environment to a prefoliation of cheaply made toxic imported products to fill landfills.
In the mid-1900s the Amish who were dependent on the same products used in an off-grid America soon discovered those products were fading as the rest of the country moved on to more modern times.
They began to transform their farming and woodworking skills into small metal working and machine shops to continue to make and supply those goods and wares to other Amish communities.
Many Americans who became fed up with wasting money and throwing out the cheaper made products turned to the Amish communities to continue to purchase the durable USA made products.
It was not until the Y-2K scare that the general public took stock in the dependency on the modern times in their everyday life. Amish products became in high demand as people prepared to live off the grid as the clocks struck midnight and presumably the computer controlled world would cease to operate.
A phenomenon was discovered by many that some of those old-fashioned hand-operated gadgets were actually easier and quicker to use than their electrical cousins.
Although you can find much cheaper copycat products being imported they just don’t work as smoothly as the Amish made products. Just a simple imported egg beater can be very frustrating to use compared to the Amish made Country Egg Beater.
The same goes on down the line with cooking utensils to gardening tools. Amish made products are just made to last and to serve large families.
Many women are going back to the treadle sewing machines used by the Amish as they feel they can better control the speed of the treadle sewing machines over the electric sewing machines. The Janome 712T sewing machine was built for Amish families but surprisingly it is one of the most popular items order with a reproduction treadle sewing cabinet from Cottage Craft Works by non-Amish women.
As simplicity goes so does the practicality of routine household chores. The Amish don’t use dishwashers but still take care of mounds of dishes produced in a day by their large families. Clothes dryers are not an appliance that you find in an Amish home. So, the Amish rely on air drying of dishware and laundry using a variety of drying racks.
A large stainless steel kitchen sink drainboard is a very popular item at Cottage Craft Works as well as the many different folding wall and floor clothes drying racks.
Many order the Amish organically grown grains and stone ground flour. Whole and sprouted spelt is some of the most popular grain products as well as the rolled oats.
It would take an entire website to discuss all the wonderful Amish products available so take a look yourself at www.cottagecraftworks.com