Memorial Day is a time to reflect on those that paid the ultimate price in active duty for our military. It gives you a sense of undeniable patriotic pride in total strangers who chose to unselfishly gave their all so that we may be free. This remembrance reminds us how great this country is and can continue to be. It is this sense of pride we incorporate into every item we manufacture in our Chicagoland facility.

At our beginning, 15 long years ago, The Howard Elliott Collection was strictly an import company. Mirrors, with the addition of accessories soon after, was what we did and what we were known for. In 2009, we were were approached with the idea of acquiring a sewing & manufacturing facility. This opened the door to a entirely new world of options. That October, we acquired Chicago Textile, officially expanding our portfolio of product to now include domestically made soft goods and upholstery pieces, paving the road to the Howard Elliott you know today.

 Seamstress expertly inserting an invisible zipper.

Seamstress expertly inserting an invisible zipper.

Pillows, accent seating, ottomans, and slipcovered headboards are just a few of the items we manufacture. We pride ourselves on being able to provide fast turn around times, meticulous attention to detail and quality control, and most importantly, the ability to employ people from the community. 

Being able to manufacture goods in the States also allows us to provide you with more options when it comes to getting what you want. There is no need to worry about hefty minimums when it comes to custom product. We can take your fabrics and turn them into any HEC product. Because we can manufacture soft goods domestically, many clients look to us for our ability to create Private Label programs as well. 

So enough about us, this Memorial Day, when you are taking a moment to remember the unselfish sacrifice many gave, remember the pride in what it means to be American and what Made in America actually means, because it carries so much more weight than just “something made in the United States.

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed-it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
— Congressman Doc Hastings