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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
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  • Buck Mason stores in CA and NY
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
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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
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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
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  • Small boutiques
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.
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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
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Rogue Territory California Men’s denim, pants, button-downs and jackets Denim materials sourced from USA
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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
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Todd Shelton New Jersey Men’s and women’s dress and casual wear Avoids the unnecessary use of animal products
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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
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YSTR USA Women’s designer blouses, dresses and pants Eco-friendly materials
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Retailers that offer made-in-the-USA clothing options

A few of the retailers that offer American-made clothing brands include:

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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.
  • 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.

Unqualified 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.”

Qualified claims

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.”

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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

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Gabrielle Pastorek

Gabrielle Pastorek writes about fashion, beauty and finance. Gabrielle loves helping people find a great deal, whether it's in their shopping cart or on a credit card. In her free time, she exercises her creative muscles by writing short stories.

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    DanOctober 8, 2018

    Please add the us. We are USA manufacturer making caps, coats, vests and pants in Michigan since 1903.

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesOctober 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Dan,

      Thank you for your interest in getting added on to the list.

      The list is finder’s top 25 picks based on a number of factors. The article was created last June 2018 and may be updated in the future. We do thank you for your interest in getting added and will consider this once we update the page. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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