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Why American-Made?

Being American-made allows us to be collaborators throughout each step of the production process. Take an in-depth look at how this core brand value shapes our products & relationships—from designing & prototyping new product, to supplier sourcing and in-house assembly.

 

By The People

We're proud to call Washington, D.C. home. Our studio in Ivy City has expanded to include production, fulfillment, co-working space, and a brand new flagship store all under one roof. Supporting Appointed means supporting a team of talented individuals right here in our city.

Every product receives careful quality control & attention to detail. Here are a few examples of what you might see on a given day at Appointed:

  • Monograms are foil stamped by hand, one at a time (even for large-volume orders!)
  • All wire-o products are bound & finished right here in-studio
  • Our fulfillment team members triple-check your orders, hand-writing thank you notes along the way

Behind the scenes at Appointed: a close up of our hand-made wire-o binding and applying belly bands to our Notebooks

 

For the People

We're on a constant mission to become as eco-friendly as possible—from locally sourcing materials to reduce our carbon emissions, to choosing 100% curbside recyclable packaging options.

"Being American-made requires us to be thoughtful & purposeful of how and where we source our materials. Sourcing all materials in the U.S., and locally where possible, helps us reduce our carbon footprint."
Suann Song, Founder & CEO

We aim to create products you'll use well and hold on to, and that starts with sustainable choices. In 2021, we rolled out renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable materials in our products and packaging. Check out the stats below to see how our green commitment adds up.

Appointed sustainable qualities chart outlines how our green commitment adds up

 

Because The People

Appointed is built on relationships—from our customers to our vendors and suppliers. The local connections we've made over the years can be seen in the attention to detail & quality of each product, from start to finish.

Championing and growing job opportunities in the U.S. is a continually evolving pillar of our work. As we continue to grow and expand our product line, we are aiming to bring up our manufacturers too—from our local printing press to our family-owned and operated tote bag supplier.

"When it comes down to it, it's all about people. Being able to support fellow small businesses, as well as American workers and manufacturers is a key pillar of what makes us Appointed."
Suann Song, Founder & CEO

A stack of wire-o notebooks prepare to be packed & shipped : a stack of Appointed-branded boxes in our Ivy City studio

 

Our goal has always been to create beautiful tools that inspire your everyday moments. Whether it's a hardcover journal you'll pass down for generations, or the perfect planner to capture the details of your schedule, you can be confident that your product is not only useful, but created with intention, designed to last, and American-made.

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