From: Fall River, Mass.
Founded: 1970

Fall River, Mass. is a mill town that has fallen upon hard times, but brands like Frank Clegg Leatherworks prove that the area contains the heart and work ethic of New England. The brand, which has been around since 1970, crafts handmade leather goods that borderline luxury products. But unlike other leather goods brands, it doesn't only stick to vegetable-tanned leather, but also experiments with animal skins as well. The line of briefcases, totes, duffle bags, wallets, and more displays the integrity of a hard-working man who is not familiar with the word "compromise."