NEW HANmade design! WISCONSIN Party Know-How!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Bandanna Happenings | 0 comments

HANmade Wisconsin party coaster 6-pack

NEW HANmade design! WISCONSIN Party Know-How! Features the favorite foods you’d find at the get together in your auntie’s rec room!

BEVERAGE TRAY, 12-inch round, durable fiberglass. Won’t chip or fade. Dishwasher Safe. Made in the USA.
BEVERAGE COASTER, 6-pack of 4-inch round, heavy duty pulpboard. Colorfast and reusable. Printed in the USA.
KITCHEN TOWEL, 17” x 38” cotton, red and white design. Printed in Milwaukee, WI.
Icons feature the polka, cheese curds, sausage, sloppy joes, hot ham and rolls, the brandy old fashioned, fish fry and more.
Sold separately, but why not order all three?! Visit our Etsy Shop!

HANmade Milwaukee + Better Homes and Gardens = GIANT THRILL!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Bandanna Happenings | 0 comments

HANmade Milwaukee Puzzles in Better Homes and Gardens October 2015

We’re THRILLED to share the news that HANmade Milwaukee’s Lakefront JIGSAW PUZZLE is part of the October, 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine!

The fun, one-page shout out to Milwaukee includes our little puzzle smiling proudly from the printed page! HANmade Milwaukee™ thanks Better Homes and Gardens for this happy opportunity, our map printing friends at the MAREK Group and the fabulous folks at Letterhead Press, Inc., who manufacture these terrific puzzles! Most of all, we thank YOU for sharing our love of the lakefront since 2011! Colleen & Hannah


NEW! MAPtivity Kit for KIDS!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Bandanna Happenings | 0 comments


Kids can explore the places they know on Milwaukee’s Lakefront and discover things they might not have known about Lake Michigan with our new MAPtivity Kit for Kids!  

Designed for Ages 3-103! the happy little kit includes:
• Poster-quality Milwaukee Lakefront Map
• Search and Count Activity List
• Lake Michigan Fun Facts
• Mini Magnifier
• Milwaukee Lakefront Sticker
• Doodle Pad with Pencil
All components are proudly printed by area businesses, with the magnifiers and pencils made in the USA!
Click here to learn more!

Introducing our Lakefront Jigsaw Puzzle!

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Bandanna Happenings | 0 comments

NEW Lakefront Jigsaw Puzzle

Unwind. Unplug. Connect with family & friends!

Now available at local shops, local summer markets and right HERE!

3 Cheers! It’s our 3 year Anniversary!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Bandanna Happenings | 0 comments

3YearAnniversary-BannerOctober 25th marks the THIRD anniversary of when our dream came to life and the first HANmade Milwaukee Lakefront Souvenir Bandannas were printed by our friends at Redwall Screenprinting! November 5th marks our first bandanna sale! What an amazing experience this has been for us and we’re grateful for all our success, thanks to YOU! In this THIRD year, we’d also like to officially introduce the arrival of the THRICE useful, HANmade Milwaukee NOTE-SKETCH-SCRAP Book!  We love you Milwaukee!!! Click here to buy bandannas and notebooks 30% off, October 25-November 15.

Colleen & Hannah

Proud to be a UWM Alumni!

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in In the News | 0 comments

Our HANmade Milwaukee Bandanna artist had the honor and fun opportunity to be interviewed for an article in the Spring 2013 UWM Alumni Magazine. Check it out!

Spring 2013 UWM Alumni Magazine Article

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We’re doing a “GIVE BACK” to fresh water!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in In the News | 0 comments

World Water Day Milwuakee 2013FRESH WATER!  On March 22nd, 2013, as part of the 10th Annual United Nations World Water Day (WWD), people around the globe will hold events focused on the importance of managing the world’s freshwater resources. Milwaukee will observe the day with the 2nd Annual Milwaukee WWD 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 6. Proceeds from the event benefit The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapter of Engineers without Borders (EWB-UWM) who build water distribution systems in Guatemala.

Sign-up for the 5K Run/Walk here. We’ll see you there!

DID YOU KNOW?  Milwaukee is recognized internationally as a hub of water technology, due to the work of the Milwaukee 7 Water Council and the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences,  AND Milwaukee is one of two U.S. cities (the other is San Francisco) and one of 13 world wide, to be designated as a United Nations Global Compact City. The UN Global Compact address issues involving human rights, environmentalism, health or labor standards. Milwaukee’s emphasis is on water quality.

WE’RE DOING A “GIVE BACK” HANmade Milwaukee Lakefront Souvenir Bandannas highlight freshwater recreation at its best…a benefit we’re so very fortunate to enjoy. That’s why, in conjunction with the Milwaukee WWD 5K Run/Walk, HANmade Milwaukee will give $2 from every bandanna sold ONLINE from March 22-April 22 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapter of Engineers without Borders (EWB-UWM). Click here to purchase and therefore make a donation!

THANK YOU for helping the global work for FRESH WATER!

We made the paper!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in In the News | 0 comments

JSOnline-LakefrontHankieAugust 17, 2012:  Colleen gets an email order from one of our vendors who ends his note with, “Congrats on the nice article in today’s paper!” Huh?  A little investigation and an email to Hannah that reads: “HOLY SMOKES!  Check out JS online Entertainment, Art City Entertainment Blog! There’s an article about our bandanna!”  It turned out that Milwaukee Journal Sentinel art and architecture critic, Mary Louise Schumacher, found our bandannas at Beans and Barley, they had become a favorite gift for her to give, and she decided to write about it in her weekly, Art City newsletter. Wow.

Reading the blog online got us all teary eyed, followed by not believing our eyes when the same article appeared in print in the Sunday paper! This is what you call a most pleasant surprise! Thank you Mary Louise and thank you to all the people who subsequently visited our website and stopped in shops around town to scoop up a bandanna or two! Click here to read the article.