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For lots of consumers, buying American-made clothing is a conscious decision made for a number of different reasons — like ensuring high-quality, durable materials that will last, supporting the US economy or satisfying their classic and traditional sense of style.
If seeing that made-in-the-USA tag on your clothing is important to you, take a browse through our list of the top 25 brands designed and manufactured right here in America.
Made in USA clothing brands
Here are our top 25 picks for brands made in the good ol’ USA.
|Brand||Made in||Clothing types||What to know||Where to buy|
|All American Clothing Co.||GA, IL, KS, KY, TX, WI||Men’s and women’s jeans, sweatshirts and outerwear||Unique denim sewing technique for maximum comfort|
|American Giant||California||Men’s and women’s shirts, pants and outerwear||Offers a 20% military discount|
|Baldwin Denim & Collection||USA||Men’s and women’s jeans, designer shirts and accessories||Imported denim|
|Battenwear||New York||Men’s designer outerwear, sweats, shirts and accessories||Clothing available from retailers across the globe|
|Buck Mason||California||Men’s designer jackets, polos, sweaters, accessories and pants||Some material may be imported|
|Emerson Fry||USA||Women’s designer blouses, dresses, shoes and jackets||Small, limited-release collections|
|FairEnds||California||Men’s, women’s and kids’ ball caps||Custom cap option|
|Flynn Skye||California||Women’s dresses, jumpers, pants, tops and swimwear||Designed in Venice; made in LA|
|Gamine Workwear||USA||Workwear for women||Sustainable manufacturing|
|Gitman Bros.||Pennsylvania||Men’s dress shirts, sport shirts and ties||Some materials may be imported|
|Hackwith Design House||Minnesota||Women’s dresses, pants, sweaters and swimwear, including a plus-size line||Many items are made to order|
|Hanky Panky||USA||Women’s lingerie and sleepwear||Sources USA-made components whenever possible|
|Karen Kane||California||Women’s designer tops, dresses, jumpsuits, pants, loungewear and accessories, including a plus-size line||Offers a 20% US Armed Forces discount|
|Knickerbocker||New York||Men’s designer button-down shirts, jackets, pants, athleticwear and hats||Supports ethical supply chain practices|
|Loggerhead Apparel||USA||Men’s and women’s polos, t-shirts and accessories||All production and manufacturing done in the USA. Company also donates 10% of profits to Loggerhead Sea Turtle conservation efforts.|
|Michael Stars||USA||Men’s and women’s basics, sweaters, bottoms, sportswear and accessories||75% of clothing is made in Los Angeles|
|New England Shirt Co||Massachusetts||Men’s and women’s dress shirts and sport shirts||Products only available from select retailers|
|Outlier||New York||Men’s urbanwear||Signature pants designed around bike commuting|
|Rogue Territory||California||Men’s denim, pants, button-downs and jackets||Denim materials sourced from USA|
|Schott NYC||USA||High-end leather jackets for men and women||Only select products are made in America|
|Tellason||Made in CA||Men’s jeans and shirts||Jeans made with raw denim|
|Todd Shelton||New Jersey||Men’s and women’s dress and casual wear||Avoids the unnecessary use of animal products|
|True Religion||USA||Men’s and women’s designer jeans, sportswear, tops, and hats||Only select products are made in the USA|
|Welcome Stranger||California||Men’s jackets, sweaters, pants, dress shirts and tees||Company also sells home and lifestyle products from other brands|
|YSTR||USA||Women’s designer blouses, dresses and pants||Eco-friendly materials|
Retailers that offer made-in-the-USA clothing options
A few of the retailers that offer American-made clothing brands include:Back to top
Our top picks
- Gitman Bros. Pinpoint Cotton Oxford Button-Down – If you’re looking for a well-made, timeless men’s dress shirt, this Gitman Bros. Oxford button-down is worth a look. You’ll pay a little more than you would for a generic department store dress shirt, but the quality and durability can make up for the price difference in the long run.
- Karen Kane Embroidered Cold-Shoulder Dress – We love this elegant spin on the classic LBD. The detailed embroidery is characteristic of Karen Kane style — and what makes this dress really pop.
- Flynn Skye Women’s Get Away Blouse – This ultra-hip yet sophisticated blouse can be dressed down with a pair of shorts for the beach or dressed up with your favorite skinny jeans and heels. It’s also reasonably priced for a high-quality, American-made product.
What qualifications do “Made in America” clothes need to meet?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates two types of standards that determine whether clothing companies can label or market their wares as “Made in America”: unqualified claims and qualified claims.
An unqualified claim means the company can prove it meets the FTC’s “all or virtually all” standard requiring the clothing and its parts are made in the United States.
For example, some True Religion jeans contain metal fasteners manufactured outside the US, which means that even if the final product is made here, the jeans can’t be labeled “Made in America.”
Just as they sound, qualified claims detail the conditions that exclude them from FTC’s “all or virtually all” standard. Qualifiers can include the percentage of content made in the US, where the non-US processing took place and more.
For the True Religion jeans example above, the company would need to qualify its claim with a label like “70% US Content” or “Designed in the USA, Assembled in China.”
Is “Made in the US” clothing a more ethical choice over other options?
Yes, it can be. The United States has specific laws in place that protect its workers and resources using a high set of standards. In countries that lack labor standards, workers can be subject to child labor, unfair treatment, abysmal wages and concerning environmental issues that affect long-term health.
Of course, this isn’t to say that brands that manufacture overseas are necessarily unethical. Many companies are taking a stand globally against poor working conditions and environmental concerns by holding their overseas manufacturers to the same high US standards.Back to top
Is American Apparel clothing still made in America?
No, not all American Apparel clothing is made in the US. The iconic brand is making a comeback after being bought out by a Canadian company. But the “Made in the USA” messaging once plastered all over its former site appears to have taken a backseat.
Select American Apparel products continue to be made in America, but most of the brand’s clothing is now manufactured overseas — primarily in Honduras. However, according to its website, American Apparel is “ethically made and sweatshop-free.”Back to top