Proudly Made in the USA!
Made of ash, the same tough wood that is used in baseball
bats and shovel handles.
Feels good in your hand because they’re heftier and
have grip edges in the handle. They’re also longer to
give better leverage so they will open easier.
Hang your heaviest towels and jeans. These clothespins
aren’t going to let go even when the wind kicks up. No
more re-washing because items fell on the ground.
Heavy duty spring won’t rust or break. They’ll
keep that firm grip on the line year after year. And
they’re nestled in the clothespin halves so securely
that they will not slide apart.
Finished with old fashioned tung oil, a finish that
won’t stain your clothes, but will protect the wood
from harsh weather.
The most successful clothespin was invented by Solon Moore in
There were lots of other styles tried, but only his
design has stood the test of time.
Now, we’ve gone above
and beyond that original design.
Here is what makes our clothespins
A Stronger Wood
Most imported pins are currently made of soft woods. They
break - easily. We have chosen a very tough wood - Ash.
Not only is it tough enough for tool handles, but has a
beautiful grain that makes each pin distinctive and
beautiful. They have character. After you have hung out
dozens of laundries, these pins will start to take on the
time worn patina that everyone loves.
Grandma would have told all her neighbors about these superb
clothespins. You can too!
A Superior Spring
If you look inside the clothespins in the picture, you will
see the fully wound springs and thicker steel used in our
springs. What you can’t see is that the spring is also
made of stainless steel so it will never rust. Sure it will
cost more, but do you want rust from a cheap pin to ruin your
All US clothespin factories have shut down. Most pins are now
coming from overseas. They are small and hard to hang on to.
But a few craftsmen are now making sturdy clothespins in
their home workshops. Ours are hefty enough to not slip out
of your hand. There also are grip grooves cut into the
handles that keep them from sliding out of wet hands. The
handles are longer so you don’t have to use your finger
tips to open them - that will make your hands less fatigued.
They’re also wider, farther apart and thicker to give
you a better grip. At the other end there are 2 notches to
grab your clothes more securely.
When you reach into a mixed pin bag or apron, we know your
hands are going to search around for those noticeably
stronger “forever” pins. Over time the others
will all break or start rusting. Soon only our pins will be
left in your bag. That’s the way it should be. We have
designed these pins to be used, cherished and lovingly passed
down to the next generation. Over time, that lovely patina
will develop. Someday, your kids and grand-kids will feel
these pins and remember all the times your hands also worked
with these essential clothes tools. They will remember your
love and passion.
Forever Clothespins are hand made by Steve
Andrews... market farmer, printer, designer, inventor and
This is a small, home based business that is
bringing back quality, USA-made products that last.
The clothespins are made at Earth Song Farm
in Lodi, Ohio right next to our General Store. Surrounded by
trees, plants, chickens and goats, each pin is lovingly
crafted with over 20 different steps.
The ash wood is locally cut, air dried for
a year, then planed and trimmed. Each pin is precision cut to
a tolerance of 1/64 of an inch. It has to be exact to work
right. We then inspect each piece as we hand-assemble the
Finally we put our name on each
“Forever” pin. If it ever breaks or fails, return
it and we will replace it at no charge. Unfortunately, the
dog using it as a chew toy doesn’t count.
How to Properly Use a Clothespin
“Nipping” your clothes with the clothespin will
not hold a heavy, wet item securely. You need to give a full
bite to the material. Take a close look at the
“right” way in the pictures below....
We pour a lot of love into creating these
“Forever” pins. And although we make them out of
sturdy ash wood and believe they are the best design in the
world, there are a few shortcomings....
Dogs love them! - That springiness is
teasing and soon you’ll have a chewed up slobbery
Lawn Mowers fling them. - They probably
won’t break them, but it will leave a nasty gash in the
wood that will leave it unuseable - if you can even find
Toddlers love to play with them. - But
squeezing is boring, so they will probably try pulling also.
After twisting and pulling they may get them apart. Just put
them back together and marvel at your toddlers strength.
Weather - Any wood, any finish, when left
outside will start to deteriorate. Cheap imported pins have
no protection and the wood will deteriorate rapidly. Our tung
oil finish will extend the life, but they also should not be
left out in the rain, sun and wind when they are not being
The Bite -
Because clothespins do not have a hinge point, but depend on
the spring as the hinge, they sometimes close slightly askew.
This is normal and unavoidable and will not affect the
ability of these pins to strongly hold your clothes.
Need a clothespin pouch?
We make a heavyweight denim pouch with a pleated
bottom that will hold over 80 of our clothespins. The top is
puckered just enough so that the pins stay in but your hand
slips in and out easily. At the reinforced corners are heavy
brass grommets that allow a sturdy 1 inch strap to swivel
easily. This allows the strap to be used horizontally around
the waist or vertically around the shoulder and neck.
(Also makes a great pouch for gardening tools and
Size: 17x8 inches, Strap: 32 inches
Cost: $25.00 plus $6.50 shipping
Price: Package of 12 “Forever”
Clothespins for $24.
plus $6.50 shipping (any quantity)
Free Sample Pack - 2 free Forever
Clothespins for you to try.
All we ask is for $2.50 to cover shipping costs.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Check or Money Order out to Steve Andrews and mail to:
760 West Smith Road, Medina, OH 44256