Erin Reitz worked with many of the leading names in New York’s fashion industry: Anne Klein, Ann Taylor, Levi Strauss, and Eddie Bauer before considering a different creative path. In 2013, she set off on a cross-country road trip to reflect and recharge. Along the way, she discovered a particularly resonant form: the adobe houses of Santa Fe, which she saw as one of the strongest shapes in architecture, made with a minimum of materials. That idea stayed with her, and became a foundational — and namesake — element in The Shelter Collection, her line of handcrafted ceramics and glassware. Reitz designs these pieces in her hometown, Charleston, South Carolina, and oversees their production by Starworks NC, a facility in Star, North Carolina. Star, population 876, was devastated by the decline of the hosiery mills that had sustained the local labor force for generations. Now, local artisans work on collections like Erin’s, creating a new tradition of elevated goods, handmade in the U.S.