Lakota Made: Not Just a Business, a Community

Inspiration can strike at any moment, and for me, it happened while I was in the shower. Most of my ideas come to me during that morning ritual, and the name "Lakota Made" was no exception. As a Lakota woman, I thought it was fitting to play on the pun - "I'm Lakota and I made it." I shared my idea with my husband, who loved it just as much as I did.

From that moment, I took the idea and ran with it. I created everything from scratch - the recipes, the labels, the branding - and started Lakota Made from the ground up. It was a labor of love that I poured my heart and soul into. Over time, I've built an incredible team that helps me bring my vision to life.

We often get questions from customers curious about where our products come from and who makes them. The answer is simple - we make it all ourselves. Everything is produced at our facility in Mankato, Minnesota, where we work tirelessly to create high-quality, handcrafted products.

For years, the recipes for our products existed solely in my head. However, with the help of my dedicated team, we've been able to document and refine them. Together, we work to through challenges, grow the business, and support each other every step of the way.

At Lakota Made, we pride ourselves on creating everything in-house. From harvesting the plants to processing them, turning them into products, labeling them, and shipping them out, every step of the process is done by us. We don't believe in white labeling, where products are purchased and rebranded - everything we sell is truly made by us.

I couldn't have built Lakota Made without my amazing team. Each member plays a vital role in the success of the business, and I am grateful for their hard work and dedication. We support each other, laugh together, and tackle challenges as a united front.

As we continue to grow and expand, we remain committed to our mission of creating handcrafted, quality products that our customers love. Every day, we are reminded of the journey we've been on and the incredible team that makes it all possible. At Lakota Made, it's not just a business - it's a community of friends working together to create something truly special.

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