Staunch. Dependable. Durable.

That’s how Steele Canvas Basket advertised itself and its products back in the 1920’s, and the same holds true today. Over the past 93 years, entire industries have come and gone, though the products and services offered by this American manufacturing icon have remained relatively unchanged. In this global economy, it’s good to know there is still an American manufacturer out there that has your back, along with your laundry and your tools and whatever else you need it to carry. If it’s built by Steele, it’s built to last.


Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.


A drafting specialist will create a blueprint of your idea using computer aided design (CAD) software. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.


Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.


Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.


These factories will mass produce your designs.