Sweet Heat Jam
These handcrafted all-natural jams are made with a special blend of fresh chili peppers, fruits and a twist of fine-tuned culinary expertise. Most of the fruits and peppers used are Texas grown and the few that aren’t, only wished they could be! Sweet Heat jams are gluten-free, fat-free and so versatile in their use, you will find that these jams will become one of the hardest working jars in your fridge! | www.sweetheatjam.com
Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch
The cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch are living legends, men who embody the attributes of the lean and dusty riders who braved the wild a century ago to make room for a herd. | www.waggonercowboys.com
At Jarvis, they believe in American craftsmanship, living conscientiously, and traveling adventurously. As an Austin-based company, this motto inspires them to craft high-quality paddle boards made to last while minimizing environmental impacts. Whether you’re chasing waves, staying in shape, or enjoying life with friends and family, these guys want you to love your wood SUP year after year. | www.jarvisboards.com
When it’s time to venture beyond off the rack, we invite you to delve into the unique custom choices of Winning Couture. Shapes and patterns that work and make you feel like a million bucks when you step into that show pen or simply step out into the world. | www.winningcouture.com
Weige Knives creates fine kitchen cutlery with a focus on customization, quality and beauty. Every knife is one of a kind, never to be reproduced again. All knives are handmade in their small shop in beautiful Austin, Texas. | www.weigeknives.com
Built in Texas. Carried around the world. When you buy a piece of Stash, you are investing in a unique handmade item for which detail care went into production from hand-cutting to the final stitch and rivet. Stash embraces patina which is signature to their brand and may include brands, distress and variations that imbue each item with one-of-a-kind character. | www.stash-co.com
“Our main objective is to keep our Western Heritage alive,” Clint Orms says. “We’re not about to turn a fast dollar.” From his simple shop, he concludes in his polite Texas drawl, “Wearing a fine buckle is just part of dressing well.” | www.clintorms.com
Paris Texas Apparel Co.
Paris may be the fashion capital of the world, but Texas is a whole ‘nother world unto itself—so Paris Texas Apparel Co. decided to build their own fashion capital right in that great state. With that in mind, they struck out to design a clothing line that celebrates all that is great about Texas. | www.paristexasco.com
Wreaths Across America
Remember our fallen U.S. veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom. Every year, Wreaths Across America remembers and honors our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud at Arlington National Cemetery. Visit them online to sponsor a wreath today! | www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
“The Official Camo of the Lone Star State,” GameGuard Outoors has a full line of apparel and accessories for hunting, sport fishing and the active lifestyle. Their vented MicroFiber shirts have quickly become the preferred choice for guides, outdoorsmen and even folks that have never touched a rod or gun but who demand handsome styling, fit, comfort and performance. | www.gameguard.net
Holtz Leather Co.
Holtz Leather is more than just a brand or small business. It’s about family, hard work and the things that matter, just like the way things were done in great-granddaddy’s day. | www.holtzleather.com
Relish the smooth and refreshing taste of the only caffeinated plant native to North America. Drink in the heritage and legacy of the storied yaupon and enjoy its ability to support, sustain and satisfy over centuries. It’s pure American goodness in a cup. | www.catspringtea.com
This article appears in the winter 2016 issue of TEXAS LAND magazine.