These seven items were made in Utah Valley’s own backyard. With a wide range of talent, there is no need to shop anywhere else.
Brand of Brothers
Whether you prefer to protect your eyes from the best snow on earth or a tropical beach, three brothers combine shade with style. Justin, Sean and Jared Bingham founded Provo-based Kameleonz Sunglasses in June 2013. The shades have interchangeable side arms and lenses in an assortment of colors. The Bingham brothers’ slogan is “Life’s a Beach,” and now their life philosophy is worn in 25 countries. Kameleonz can be purchased online or at XT Outfitters in Provo.
Provo Canyon resident Neal Dastrup takes readers to Alaska in “The Icy Strait.” In addition to owning Dastrup Insurance, Neal operates the Alaskan Bear Lodge, a fishing and hunting enterprise a few miles east of Glacier Bay in Alaska. The book is inspired by personal experiences, and Neal says, “Like all good fish stories, much of it is taken from true events!” The novel can be purchased at the Sundance Resort Gift Shop or on
Q it up!
When temperatures drop, it’s important to keep up good health. QSciences in Pleasant Grove created a solution — the QC+ spray — which facilitates quick absorption of vitamins and nutrients including Vitamin C, Zinc, L-lysine and Vitamin E. A spray a day keeps colds away!
Play with your food
Food enthusiast Nancy Weller started Nancyland Candy in 2012. The candy company makes original candy dough, which can be played with and eaten without worry. The product is made without wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, artificial colors or artificial flavorings. A celiac son inspired Nancy, who is a culinary arts instructor at MATC in Lehi.
If the Suit Fits
Chase Murdock’s frequent travels to Southeast Asia (known as the “suit capital of the world”) helped him realize that in the United States, men had two suit options: buy off the rack or pay $1,500+ for a custom suit. He suited up for the challenge and started Addato Custom Menswear, which pairs style consultants with clients. The Orem-based company became one of the fastest growing custom suit makers in the world within two years.
House of Cards
Unaltered Christmas traditions make sense for candy canes and stockings. But holiday cards can be merry and still vary. Pleasant Grove’s Pro Digital Photos (owned by Cory and Veronica Chapman) has an assortment of designs, premium paper types and creative sizes options to create and print cards, invitations and more. Holiday card packages include festive packaging and a surprise gift.
BYU graduates Anthony Felt, Rick Gooch and Michael Jenson brought Monterrey to Provo when they started Pico Norte. Anthony and Rick served LDS missions in Mexico and then took several business trips to Monterrey before they produced the perfect tacos al pastor. Their most popular taco, the la campenchana (pictured), combines spiced pork and carne asada. Track the truck by following @Piconorte on Instagram and Twitter.