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Made in the South Awards

Introducing the 2017 Made in the South Awards Honorees

From a library-perfect leather chair to a hunting vest as handsome as it is hardworking to a light, bright pecan oil, this year’s winners and runners-up prove the region is home to world-class talent

Made in the South Awards 2017

Blair’s Belts

Style runner-up Blair Beskin’s customizable belts blend sophistication and comfort

Made in the South Awards 2017

Congaree & Penn

Food runners-up Scott and Lindsay Meyer cold-press raw Georgia pecans into a healthful and delicious oil

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Tom Beckbe

Outdoors runner-up Tom Beckbe’s waxed canvas hunting vest has a liner dyed from the clay found along Alabama’s Tombigbee River

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Colter Atelier

Outdoors runner-up Colter Atelier’s cornhole boards are a lasting and beautiful version of the popular game

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Moore & Giles

Home runner-up Moore & Giles’s 33 Chair is cut from vegetable-tanned leather at family-run tanneries in Italy

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Lina Rosa

Style runner-up Paulina Rodriguez’s hand-beaded geometric earrings range in size from stud to statement

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Deanocraft Custom Banjos

With an eye for detail and an ear for music, crafts runner-up Dean Robinson turns out beautiful instruments

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Overall Winner: Alabama Sawyer

The Home category and overall winner transforms downed urban trees into eye-catching planked dining tables

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Mollie Jenkins Pottery

Home runner-up Mollie Jenkins recently added lamps to her company’s classic ceramic offerings

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The Naked Pig Meat Co.

Food runners-up Shawn and Jenny Hatley bring lard back to the standard Southern pantry

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Ian Balding

Outdoors runner-up Ian Balding’s Paddle Bateau is a cross between a stand-up paddleboard and a creek pirogue

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‘Chups Craft Condiments

Food runners-up Matt and Kori Wallace offer hand-crafted ketchups and mustard that go beyond burgers and fries

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McKenzie Knife Co.

Crafts runner-up Johnathan McKenzie’s cutting-board-and-knife set makes an eye-catching addition to any home bar

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Hibiscus Linens

Crafts category winner Mariana Barran Goodall’s trousseau-worthy linens make guests feel extra special

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Jenni Earle

Style runner-up Jenni Earle Hopkins’s bandannas and hankies are hand-died and screen-printed with original drawings

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Bluegrass Bookbinding

Crafts runner-up Tess Lindsey crafts handmade journals with the philosophy that every great thought needs a blank page to give it life

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Jos. A. Magnus & Co.

Drink runner-up Jimmy Turner revives a family tradition in this Washington, D.C.-based bourbon

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Modus Studio

The Outdoors category winner is a portable fire pit-grill combo that can go from football games to backyard barbecues

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ME Speak Design

Home runner-up ME Speak Design’s cocktail spoon combines Southern and Japanese styles