The majority of clothing companies manufacture overseas for a number of reasons — including lower production costs, access to more manpower and resources and larger infrastructure. But more and more denim brands are moving their supply chains stateside.
Check out these brands if buying American-made denim is important to you — whether it’s to bolster the US economy, ensure high-quality goods or foster sustainable manufacturing processes.
- Not every product available on these websites is necessarily made in the USA. Some brands may only offer a small selection of American-made products. Check the product description before buying to be sure.
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List of 30 American-made jeans
The brands on this list offer at least one made-in-USA collection, and we’ve highlighted this where applicable. Some offer a larger selection of American-made goods than others, so it’s a good idea to check to the product page if the item you’re considering to be sure it is made in America.
|Brand||Made in||Who’s it for?||What to know||Where to buy?|
|All American Clothing Co.||Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, Wisconsin||Men and women||Many products are union-made; free 60-day returns and exchanges|
|AYR Jeans||Los Angeles||Women||Casual clothing and jeans designed in NYC and manufactured in LA using imported materials||
|Blue Delta Jeans||USA||Men and women||Custom made using your measurements; pricing starts at $500.|
|Bluer Denim||Los Angeles||Men and women||Recycle your old jeans and receive a $10 credit.|
|Bullet Blues||Los Angeles||Men and women||Free shipping on all orders|
|Brave Star Selvage||Los Angeles||Men||Selvedge jeans offered for under $100; select styles made in the USA|
|Brooklyn Denim Co.||Brooklyn||Men and women||First Standard Co. line is made in America.|
|Buck Mason||California||Men||Select styles made in the USA|
|Carhartt||Michigan||Men and women||Only a small selection of pants are made in the USA. Look for the made in USA seal.|
|Crawford Denim||Manhattan Beach, California||Men and women||Includes a vintage collection|
|Dearborn Denim||Chicago||Men and women||Stretch denim sourced from Mexico; all items crafted in the USA|
|Detroit Denim Co.||Detroit||Men and women||Virtual tour of workshop available online|
|Diamond Gusset Jean Co.||USA||Men and women||Defender collection is built for motorcycle riding.|
|FRAME||Los Angeles||Men and women||Save 15% when you sign up for the brand’s email list.|
|Gustin||USA||Men||Uses crowdsourcing to cut down on waste|
|Imogene + Willie||USA||Men and women||Handmade; free 30-day returns and exchanges|
|James Jeans||Los Angeles||Women||Includes a maternity line|
|J Brand||Los Angeles||Men and women||Variety of styles, fits and fabrics|
|Karen Kane||Los Angeles||Women||Plus sizes available|
|LC King Manufacturing Co.||USA||Men||100+ year-old brand|
|Left Field NYC||USA||Men||Customized hemming available|
|Raleigh Denim Shop||North Carolina and Los Angeles||Men and women||All jeans are hand sewn.|
|Rag & Bone||Los Angeles||Men and women||Select styles made in the USA|
|Robin’s Jean||Los Angeles||Men, women and kids||Save 10% with email signup.|
|Round House Jeans||Oklahoma||Men||Tour of factory available online; low prices|
|Schaefer Outfitter||El Paso, Texas||Men and women||Wearable and non-wearable ranch gear available.|
|Siwy Jeans||Los Angeles||Women||Large selection of fashion-forward styles.|
|Texas Jeans USA||Texas||Men||All jeans 100% made in the USA|
|Todd Shelton||New Jersey||Men||Fabric sourced from Japan|
|Williamsburg Garment Company||USA||Men and women||Select products made in the USA; made-to-order jeans available|
|Wrangler||USA||Men||Only a select collection is made in the USA.|
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Top 5 jean brands made in the USA
All American Clothing Co.
Fill your closet with American-made jeans, shirts and shoes.
Popularity for this clothing brand has skyrocketed in recent years, offering entire collections of men’s and women’s clothing — all made in the USA. All American Clothing Co. offers a large selection of jeans — some styles starting as low as $15. Designer styles can cost upwards of $140, but are made with high-quality materials and built to last.
In fact, All American offers a satisfaction guarantee on all of its products, as well as free returns and free shipping over $99.
Imogene + Willie
Handmade denim with a charming story.
This brand’s name is inspired from the cofounder’s maternal grandparents — honoring an American tradition of hard work, integrity and community building. The jeans are patterned, cut and sewn in the USA, and come in a surprisingly broad range of styles for women and men.
Expect to pay more than you might find at a department store, considering the time that goes into making each pair.
High-fashion looks from London, made this side of the pond.
Frame will elevate your off-duty look with its casual, yet chic denim — and it’s all made in Los Angeles. The brand is known for its American craftsmanship and European aesthetic. Shop high-quality jeans and clothing for women and men here.
Rag & Bone
Minimalist picks from skinny jeans to on-trend wide-leg.
The urban-chic brand known for its clean, simple designs manufactures select 5-pocket styles in the US. Shipping and returns are free, or buy from a department store like Bloomingdale’s or Nordstrom. Although Rag & Bone also sells other clothing and footwear, only its jeans are made in America.
True blues handmade in California.
Shop denim created in small batches for men and women here. If you’re looking to stand out in a sea of blue-jeans, you can also find a one-of-a-kind vintage pairs rebuilt by the Crawford Denim team. Its pieces include classic fits and rises, plus on-trend styles — and other clothing like vintage button-downs and dresses.
Major retailers that stock American-made denim
These well-known department stores typically stock several jean brands that are made in the USA.
These high-fashion brands offer a selection of jeans that are made in the USA — and you'll get everyday Nordstrom perks like free shipping and returns on your purchase.
How do I know if jeans are made in the USA?
Check the product description of the pair of jeans you’re interested in. Most brands will list “Made in USA” or include a “Made in USA” logo on each product. If you can’t find this information on the brand’s website, contact the company directly to inquire about a specific item.
Popular brands that are NOT made in the USA
You may be surprised to learn that jeans from these brands are actually produced overseas:
- Levi’s. Although Levi’s uses cone denim from a supplier based in Greensboro, North Carolina, most of its jeans are produced overseas. Cone Denim notes on its website that it manufactures in China and Mexico. Our editor checked a pair of Levi’s made with white cone denim, and the tag on the jean notes it’s made in China. Another pair was made in Pakistan without cone denim. Though a Levi’s live chat agent on May 29 claimed all inventory is made in the US, this is simply untrue.
- Good American. Despite its name, not all Good American jeans are made in the USA. Khloe Kardashian’s size-inclusive denim brand used to manufacture in Los Angeles, but the majority of its jeans are now imported. You’ll still find some styles made in LA with imported materials.
- Duluth. Most items currently available from Duluth are imported. However, the company has expressed interest in bringing more of its manufacturing back to America in the future. It also offers other merchandise like packs, belts, socks and boots that are made in the USA.
- True Religion. Although many of its jeans used to be made in the US, most styles available online are imported.
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