First-ever Made in America trade show comes to downtown Indy


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Sunday is the last day to catch the Made In America 2019 trade show at the Indiana Convention Center.

It’s a first-of-its-kind celebration of all things manufactured and produced in the United States.

The expo hours for Sunday are from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The theme of this year’s inaugural expo that features a range of products from makeup to kitchen cabinetry is “Be American. Buy American.”

Randa Fahny, a lawyer by trade, founded Makeup America! two years ago as a way to provide women with products made in the country.

“Just like America, our line is diverse. We also have a social purpose. We give back $1 of every product to help pay down the national debt which is $22 trillion and growing,” said Randa.

Her line comes in patriotic packaging and the lipstick is priced at $17.76 — another homage to American patriotism.

Vendors from all over the country are showcasing their products during the trade show.

Made In America 2019 founder and CEO Don Buckner says 50% of the vendors are either women or veteran-owned business.

Lauren Taylor is the owner of Kokomo-based and family-run Holder Mattress.

Taylor says being a female CEO can be challenging.

“This is very much a man’s industry, but we’re women, we can handle anything,” Lauren said with a smile.

Made In America 2019 says the expo is not aligned with any political group.

Rather, it serves as an opportunity to bring parties together for the good of American innovation.

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