Most of the cookware found in stores today — with a handful of exceptions — is made overseas and not made to last. But Sara Dahmen is out to change that. She’s the founder of House Keeper Crockery & House Copper, which manufacturers high-quality, American-made cookware that can be passed down through generations. The manufacturing process involves working with companies around the country, from sourcing the copper in Texas to spinning it in Ohio and making the copper rivets in Wisconsin, where Dahmen is also based.
We asked Dahmen about her goals, what it takes to keep it Made in America, and what she envisions for the future.
Can you share a little bit about the history of Housekeeper Crockery? What made you start the company?