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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