5 Ways to Support Made in USA Brands (Without Spending Money!)

Have you ever wondered the best way to support the American made brands you love when you're short on cash? Sometimes a little can go a long way! We've compiled...
February 16, 2024 — Adrienne Beacham

Our Favorite 2024 Bedroom Decor Trends

  New year, new trends! We always like to keep tabs on what's being forecasted for home decor and bedding trends each year to see where we fit in. Lucky...
January 17, 2024 — Adrienne Beacham

Say Hello to Our New Matelasse Loom!

Big things have been happening at our mill over the last few months! We welcomed a brand new Jacquard matelasse loom into our Monmouth Maine manufacturing facility, Maine Heritage Weavers. This...
November 29, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

Show Us Your Bates! | 5 Beautiful Photo Contest Entries

We always love seeing how you incorporate your Bates bedspread, throws, and blankets into your home! Last month, we held a photo contest over our newsletter and boy, did we get...
November 09, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

Best Selling Made in USA Fall Bedding

There are so many things to love about autumn in Maine: incredible foliage, clear crisp days, and apple season, to name a few. Our personal favorite though - switching out...
September 01, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

Bates Back to School: A History

Fall foliage in Monmouth Maine, current home to Bates Mill Store and manufacturing facility. Although we still have some beautiful, warm summer days left in Maine, August starts bringing in...
August 01, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

Maine Camp Decor | 5 American Made Pieces to Showcase

 Image Credit: Maine Home + Design Happy July! Summers in Maine are spectacular. Whether you're a local or just up for a visit, now's the time to be fully soaking up the...
July 01, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

Martha Washington's Choice | Vintage Ads Through the Decades

June is one of the prettiest months in Maine. After the long, dark weeks of winter and countless messy spring days, June comes as a welcome relief as all the new...
May 31, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

How it's Made: Bates Beach Blankets 2023

Have you ever wondered how we make our annual Bates Beach Blankets? In this blog post, we'll answer your questions by walking through our complete manufacturing process - from the first...
May 10, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

Storing & Displaying Blankets: 5 Ideas Featuring Maine Makers

It's finally beginning to feel a little more spring-like here in Maine, which means that we're all slowly coming out of our winter stupors to do a little house organizing!...
April 06, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

Ready for Spring? Meet Spring's Bestselling Made in USA Bedspreads and Blankets

Spring doesn't officially start until March 20th, but after a wildly snowy and cold weekend in Maine last week, we're ready for this snow to go! If you're also looking...
March 09, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham

How It's Made: Martha Washington's Choice Collection

The Martha Washington's Choice Bedspread is the most iconic terry bedspread ever produced by Bates. Originally released in 1940, this popular design continues to be our best seller today! Over the last 80 years of...
January 24, 2023 — Adrienne Beacham