A leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of fun, unique, upscale products to the travel, souvenir, specialty merchandise, pet and promotional merchandise markets.
At Americaware, we make keepsakes for travelers because we are travelers. Each of our unique designs reflects the adventurous spirit that drives us to see the world and build cherished memories along the way. And like most travel nuts, we’d be nowhere without coffee. Whether it’s a predawn cup before an early morning flight or an endless pot with traveling buddies, we believe that nothing goes together quite like traveling and coffee. That’s why it’s our mission to create truly distinctive mugs that capture the thrill of traveling to America’s greatest destinations.
Unlike most souvenir mugs, Americaware ceramics are crafted with special in-mold designs and glazed finishes you won’t find anywhere else. Our passion for U.S. travel is not just in our culture; it’s also in our name. That’s why our location-specific mugs offer artistic and photo-realistic artwork with a taste of the local flavor from our greatest destinations. As the leading manufacturer of premium travel souvenirs, Americaware is the top choice for gift shops in airports, hotels and destinations across the United States. So, if any of our products look familiar, you’ve probably seen them in your travels.
While traveling and coffee are our first loves, we never forget about our furry friends waiting back home. That’s why Americaware also carries a full line of souvenir products dedicated to pets. From Westies to Dobermans, our pet mug line offers a wide range of breed-specific gifts for the dog lover in your life. But don’t worry, cat and horse people; we’ve got you covered too. Our acrylic tumblers can also help you keep a nice, cool drink on hand while keeping your exotic birds and fish close to your heart.
For over 25 years, Americaware has built our brand on the belief that exceptional designs and uncompromising quality can turn a simple souvenir into a beloved memory. Today our products are available through major retailers as well as independent boutiques thanks to our flexible wholesale options. We offer low minimum orders and fast nationwide shipping on all stock items, letting retailers of any size order only what they need when they need it.
Americaware started in the 1980s as the Feltman-Langer Company and was initially known as the originator of wide-based ceramic travel mugs. Our first signature product was a huge hit with travelers and daily commuters who wanted to bring their coffee on the road with less risk of messy spills. Shortly after our wide-based ceramic travel mugs debuted, we also launched a patented lid, making these mugs even more secure and easier to use. Our passion for coffee proved to be ahead of the curve, and our business continued to grow with the rise of gourmet coffee retailers in the 1990s.
In 1993, we officially adopted the name Americaware, Inc. As Americans’ love for quality coffee grew, we were right there with them, expanding our line to include designs for car cup holders and boats. Our travel mugs were already a hit for their functionality, but we soon started adding new styles, shapes and colors to give Americaware products a signature look and feel. Two years later, we had expanded into a wider range of ceramic products including casual dinnerware and serve ware with hand-painted designs from renowned artist Ann Mallory.
By the late 1990s, we started to bring our passion for travel into the Americaware product line. It was in this era that we introduced our first location-specific mugs, offering original designs with artwork specific to states, cities and destinations across the country. They became an instant favorite with souvenir shoppers, and the majority of our products were sold through major coffee and houseware retailers. In 2004, we expanded our distribution to smaller retailers with a wholesale program allowing smaller minimum orders and an in-stock service program with fast shipping anywhere within the United States. This program opened Americaware’s distinctive product line to a new class of boutique retailers without the need for burdensome order quantities or extended lead times.
With an expanded reach and continued commitment to signature designs and high-quality products, Americaware quickly grew into one of the nation’s leading producers of souvenir goods. By 2006, our souvenir mugs had outgrown all other products in our line and become the company’s primary focus. We quickly expanded our location-specific lineup beyond ceramic mugs to promotional items and specialty products.
Today, ceramic mugs are still at the heart of the Americaware product line, but we’ve grown to include a full range of distinctive souvenirs. Some of our fun, unique products include shot glasses, plush animals, copper mugs, leather can coolers, ceramic shots, canvas zip pouches, neoprene coin purses and tote bags. We also provided a full line of pet products, including breed-specific ceramic mugs and acrylic tumblers. With over 25 years of experience, our product line continues to grow along with our passion for traveling and building lasting memories.