Chad & Jessica Schumacher
Minooka, Illinois

Allegory Handcrafted Goods Co. is a team of designers, artists, and craftsmen who are passionate about making the objects in their lives meaningful again. Their writing instrument collections are made from reclaimed, ancient, and historical woods in their studio outside of Chicago, Illinois. Allegory believes that success and community go hand-in-hand and that it is possible to protect natural resources while using them to make great products. Allegory believes that sharing opportunity with those who need it can create more opportunity for everyone. In short, they believe that greatness means more than either great success or good deeds alone. Greatness is when they happen at the same time. Allegory puts this in practice through their corporate culture, sourcing of materials, and partnerships with the nonprofit sector. For instance, Allegory has a tree-planting partnership with the National Forest Foundation, which plants a tree for every few pens sold.