Up next in our series of employee features, meet Melissa Allen!
SK: What are you most proud of in your work?
MA: My favorite thing is to see people wearing our caps. That puts a smile on my face, and I think: I sewed that!
SK: So, do you have a sewing machine at home?
MA: No, but my first job out of high school was in a sewing factory. I’ve been doing this awhile.
SK: What kind of person works at Stormy Kromer?
MA: You’ve got to be an honest, hard-working, happy person to be here. If you don’t like your job, why do it? You’ve got to be happy with it, and I expect that all of us are.
SK: When we say “True. Since 1903.” what do you think that means?
MA: To me, it means good clothes and outdoor gear that will last a lifetime. And it just keeps getting better and better as time goes on.
SK: What’s your favorite piece of Stormy Kromer clothing?
MA: It’s the Original wool cap. I buy those for everyone—even one for my grandbaby who’s not here yet!—but I haven’t gotten around to picking one up for myself.
SK: What’s your best day so far?
MA: Oh, my first day. I’d been trying to get a job here for a year, and I was just so excited to start.
SK: What does “Made in America” mean to you?
MA: When I look inside the cap and see the flag and “Made in the USA” label, I know people are getting good quality and that they’ll be proud to wear it. What we make will last their whole lives.
SK: Any other advice for the people who’ll read this?
MA: You’re gonna love Kromer gear. Go get some!