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Meet Amy & Bill

Our Story

Amy and Bill display their custom-made state shaped cutting boards
 
At American Heirloom, we embrace tradition. The comforting rituals of everyday, the informal, but meaningful, gestures of family and community: these values are the foundation on which we’ve built our company. Balancing family and work is a huge part of what we stand for.

We’ve built our brand of home + design products on loyalty, integrity of design, and strength of function. There is an honesty to the forms we create, beautiful shapes built to stand up to year after year of birthdays, anniversaries and movie nights.
 
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Our Background

Amy + Bill started American Heirloom in 2011 after fashioning their first trademark, state-shaped cutting boards for their wedding reception. The response was passionate, demand grew, and AH was born. We’ve grown the line to include all manner of tabletop and barware, with a particular eye on quality of materials and craftsmanship.

What began as a small, local Brooklyn business has grown into an enterprise that focuses on innovative manufacturing and digital processes. Our cutting-edge approach to construction ensures our pieces are the best quality on the market, while our production methods minimize waste. It’s important to us that with each simple, iconic item, we bring the highest standards to the table, and ultimately, to yours.

The boards have been featured:

 

On Blogs

Cup Of Jo, Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, Thrillist, Ruth Riechl, Cupcakes and Cashmere and Babble.
 

In Print

the Real Simple Holiday Gift Guide, Food Network Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine, The New York Times, Rachel Ray’s Food Everyday, Shape Magazine, Woman's Day, Ladies Home Journal, Southern Living, Parade Magazine, Parents Magazine, Brides Magazine, Draft Magazine, Us Weekly, Bust, Taste of Home, Country Living and ELLE.
 

On Television

NBC Nightly News, CNBC, Fox Business News, the Today Show, The Rachel Ray Show and The Martha Stewart Show.
 

Our Philosophy

AHeirloom believe in their small business and manufacturing in the United States. The pieces are designed to be cherished and passed down -- to engage those who use them and resonate with each use. 
 
Their quality comes not only from the design and materials, but from Amy and Bill’s belief in new manufacturing techniques. Whether things are made by hand or by machine, they can be timeless -- like these cutting boards, which serve as reminders of where you came from, or where you’d like to be.

Our History

December 2

2004


Amy meets Bill at her birthday party. They quickly started working on a class project together at the GSAPP.

April 17

2010


Amy and Bill get married. Bill made the state shaped cutting boards the morning of the wedding.

May

2010


Amy and Bill open the AHeirloom Etsy shop!

December

2010


The California state cutting board was featured in the Real Simple Holiday Gift Guide – we sell 3,500 cutting boards in 3 weeks and try to ship in time for the holiday!

September

2011


Amy and Bill’s son, Henry Winslow, is born and the next day they are back answering emails and making boards!

December

2011


The Texas and California state cutting boards find themselves on a Rachel Ray episode. The holiday finishes up with a bang!

April

2012


Amy is on one of the last Martha Stewart Living TV episodes chatting it up about patriotic themed kitchenwares.

August

2012


AHeirloom attends their first Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn NY - Mom has a mini freak out about being away for two whole days – it works out fine.

January

2013


Amy and Bill are featured in Time Magazine with Henry. Amy looks like she might just take a bite out of Henry’s face!

May

2013


AHeirloom moves into a new office space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

May

2013


AHeirloom moves into a new office space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

December 1

2013


Bill is on the Today Show talking about his big cyber monday plans! Yikes.. that was a good sales day.

April

2014


AHeirloom hits the 32,000 sales mark on Etsy!

May

2014


AHeirloom does their first trade show at NSS.

Today

2014


AHeirloom launches their new brand and website!