27+ Best American Made Clothing Brands [2021]

Looking to discover some clothing brands to buy from that actually make their clothes in the USA?

You’re in the right place. We’re going to show you our favorite brands, making both women’s and men’s clothing.

Why You Should Buy Clothes Made In the USA

In 1960, about 95 percent of clothes purchased in the USA were made here. 

Now, only around 2% of clothing purchased in America is actually Made in the USA.

There has been a massive shift away from Made in the USA clothing, for a variety of reasons. Cost is a driving factor – it’s cheaper to produce clothes abroad. Another big factor is the growth of fast fashion. We consume more clothes per year than ever before, and Made in the USA brands aren’t able to produce at the capacity needed for this as they can’t produce clothes as cheaply as you could abroad.

Luckily, there are a host of brands popping up all over the USA to bring things back to basics, sustainably making clothes in the USA to help us reduce waste and support local artisans and designers.

What we’re going to talk about

We’ve curated this list of very the best made in the USA clothing brands. 

We’ll include both menswear and womenswear.

Let’s jump in.

Best Made in the USA Women’s Clothing Brands 

1. Vetta

Vetta sustainable womenswear

What they make: Sustainable capsule collections

Based in: Boston, Massachusetts

Price range: $$ – $$$

Vetta has been making their clothes in the USA for over 30 years. Their woven clothes are made in NYC, and sweaters knitted by a partner factory in Los Angeles.

One of the most interesting parts of Vetta’s approach to fashion is how they curate their clothes into capsules of 5 items each.

With these 5 items, you can build a month’s worth of outfits. You can purchase the capsule as a whole, or individually.

Either way, the goal is to help you spend less time choosing an outfit in the morning, and more time enjoying your day.

2. Graceful District

Graceful District American made women's clothing

What they make: A range of essentials — tees, loungewear, tanks, and pants

Based in: Los Angles

Price range: $$

Graceful District creates a range of everyday essentials from eco-friendly fabrics, in a small batch manufacturing process in Los Angeles, California.

Their clothes are focused on simplicity, and you’ll find items that will stay stylish and remain a staple in your wardrobe for years.

They use materials including TENCEL and recycled fibers which are durable, and kind to the earth.

3. MATE

MATE made in the USA

What they make: Simple, comfortable essentials for women

Based in: Los Angles

Price range: $$

MATE is a California-based brand creating a range of essentials, from t-shirts, to loungewear, to reusable face masks.

Their clothes are all made in factories in Los Angeles and they use organic cotton, as well as low-impact dyes. The clothes are friendly on the earth, and you can be confident that no harmful chemicals are coming into contact with your skin.

If you order online your order will be shipped in recycled paper mailers that were also made in Los Angeles

We’re sure you’ll love what MATE are doing if you care about US-based brands and sustainability.

4. Harvest & Mill

Harvest and Mill sustainable womenswear

What they make: Organic and natural clothes

Based in: Berkeley, California

Price range: $$

Harvest & Mill are a 100% Made in America women’s and men’s clothing brand. 

They have a big focus on sustainability, with their supply chain heavily focused on supporting USA organic cotton farmers, sewing communities, and artisans.

All of the materials they use are organic, and can be traced back to the field it was grown in. Their dyes are toxin free to reduce environmental impact, and all of their materials are put together into final garments in the USA.

Harvest & Mill produce a range of stylish basics, so if you’re looking for new tees, relaxed pants, or socks, this brand is for you.

5. Reformation

Reformation Made in the USA

What they make: Sustainable modern clothes

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price range: $$$

Reformation are an already established, and rapidly growing sustainable women’s clothing brand who also make all of their clothes in the USA.

The clothes they make are up-to-date, modern, and look great, and that’s not even the best part about Reformation.

They put sustainability at the core of everything they do, and heavily invest in building the infrastructure to minimize waste, water, and energy footprints of their clothes.

They take everything into consideration when creating their clothes, considering factors such as water input, energy input, land use, eco-toxicity, greenhouse gas emissions, human toxicity, availability, and price. They also consider the after-effects of materials, such as microfiber shedding. That’s just the start of it though. I’d definitely recommend reading the outline of their sustainability practices here.

6. Valani

What they make: Sustainable, vegan women’s clothing

Based in: Chicago and California

Price range: $$

Valani creates a range of plant-based garments, including dresses, tops, pants, and more.

They have a US-based design team in California, and work with seamstresses in Chicago who handcraft every item.

The brand is committed to paying fair wages, and also offer flexible hours.

Valani is a fully vegan brand, and avoid using toxic dyes that harm the planet.

They also donate 10% of profits to organizations funding women’s empowerment programs, animal charities, and environmental initiatives. They also partner with One Tree Planted, planting a tree for every Valani garment sold.

7. Karen Kane

Karen Kane sustainable womenswear

What they make: A range of sustainable womenswear 

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price range: $$

Karen Kane was started out of the vision to make the highest quality clothing that looks and feels great to wear (which should be the goal of all clothing brands!).

They’ve been around for a long time, and were founded in 1979 in Los Angeles as a family business. Karen Kane is a brand focused on constantly innovating and improving its sustainability, and they work closely with their mills and other partners to ensure they also minimize their environmental impact and provide good working conditions.

8. Et Tigre

Et Tigre Made in USA

What they make: Ethically made clothes

Based in: Los Angeles

Price range: $$ – $$$

Et Tigre is a modern, stylish brand ethically making all of their clothes in Los Angeles, California.

You’ll find a variety of womenswear, from dresses to trousers.

As well as that, they create ethical accessories like necklaces, bracelets, and scrunchies.

et Tigre also have a pre-worn section, so you can shop pre-loved – but still high-quality – American made clothing.

9. Simplicitie

Simplicitie American Made Womenswear

What they make: Womenswear for everyone

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price range: $ – $$

Simplicitie have been in the made in America business for 25 years and are still going strong. 

They produce a wide range of basics and trendy styles, all produced and shipped from their factory in downtown Los Angeles.

Many of the Made in the USA women’s clothing brands come with a high price tag, as you pay for the premium of domestic manufacturing. Simplicitie, on the other hand, are affordably priced and aim to keep it that way.

10. Hackwith Design House

Hackwith design house eco friendly womenswear

What they make: Limited run designs and core wardrobe essentials

Based in: St Paul, Minnesota

Price range: $$ – $$$

Hackwith Design House release a unique, limited edition design every week in small runs of 25 items. They also have a core range of stylish clothes for all occasions.

Every single one of their clothes are hand made in the USA in St Paul, Minnesota, and everything is made to order to reduce waste.

They’ve only been around sine 2013, making them relatively new compared to some brands here, but Hackwith Design House are already making their mark.

11. Gamine Workwear

Gamine Workwear

What they make: Workwear made from 100% natural textiles

Based in: Portland, Oregon

Price range: $$ – $$$

Gamine Workwear are a womens made in the USA workwear brand (as the name suggests), based out of Portland.

Their clothes are manufactured to keep American workwear alive, and they create their clothes to both be practical, and look good for those who wear them. They produce small runs of clothing to reduce waste.

Gamine Workwear are committed to growing in a sustainable way, and everything from the fabrics used to the care tags and packaging is made from recycled or sustainable materials. They work with expert clothes makers who use traditional methods, and who are all paid a living wage.

12. Elizabeth Suzann

Elizabeth Suzann american made womenswear

What they make: Sustainable clothing with natural fibers

Based in: Nashville, Tennessee

Price range:$$$

Elizabeth Suzann is a sustainable fashion brand in Nashville with the goal to create long lasting, sustainable clothes that you can wear for a long time. 

They have an ethical supply chain, and want to change the way we think about clothes. Everything is cut and sewn in their Nashville headquarters. They use all-natural fibers and make their clothes in a range of sizes, so there’s something for everyone. We love their use of eco-friendly materials.

13. Flynn Skye

Flynn Skye

What they make: Dresses, basics, swimwear 

Based in: Venice, California

Price range: $$ – $$$

All of Flynn Skye’s clothes are designed in Venice, and made in downtown LA. 

The brand aims to make clothes that leave a positive mark on the environment and their supply chain, as well as making anyone who wears them feel good.

They make a variety of clothes, including sustainable swimwear.

14. Sira

Sira design made in the USA

What they make: Ethical women’s apparel

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price range: $$$

Starting as a project to display the founder’s fashion design portfolio, Sira soon became it’s own brand of ethical apparel, all made in the USA.

Each item is meant to convey a story and the brand wants you to communicate with the world through your clothes.

Sira’s collection is currently limited, but each piece is carefully designed and each season they launch new items. Everything is sustainably made to reduce the impact of the brand on the world.

15. Bella + Canvas

Bella + Canvas Made in the USA

What they make: Women and means apparel

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price range: $$

Bella + Canvas made a variety of womens and mens premium basic.s Options include t-shirts, jeans, sweatpants, and much more. There is a catch, though. They’re a wholesale brand, so you’ll need to have a reason to buy a large amount of clothes at once. Not ideal for personal use, but if you ever need ethical clothing for events, they’re the go-to place.

All of their garments are American made, with production taking place in LA, and they employ over 1,000 people there.

If you’re looking for wholesale friendly, stylish, high-quality clothing that’s Made in the USA, eco-friendly, and supports local production, Bella + Canvas is for you.

13 Made in the USA Menswear Brands

1. American Trench

American Trench Made in the USA

What they make: Outerwear, Apparel, and accessories

Based in: Admore, Pennsylvania

Price range: $$ – $$$

American Trench are a Pennsylvania-based menswear brand worth checking out.

They make premium, high-quality clothing. The company started out making classic, made in the USA trench coats.

From there, they expanded into tees, shirts, sweaters, socks knit in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, knit cashmere hats made in Texas, and even face masks.

If you’re looking for American classics, it’ll be hard to go wrong with American Trench.

2. American Giant

American Giant Made in the USA

What they make: Sweatshirts, Trousers, other basics

Based in: San Francisco, California

Price range: $$ – $$$

You may have heard of “The Greatest Hoodie Ever Made“. Well, American Giant is the brand behind that. Despite only being around since 2011, they’ve made a big name for themselves. 

Many Made in the USA menswear brands choose to produce their clothes using artisan, traditional methods. Not American Giant though. They invest heavily in technology and innovation to produce American-made clothes in a way that helps create jobs and produce revitalized takes on classic items.

3. Tellason

Tellason American denim

What they make: Denim

Based in: San Francisco, California

Price range: $$$

Tellason is an SF-based denim brand.

They’ve been producing beautiful, rugged, and authentically made denim since 2008.

They’re committed to maintaining “blue jean culture”, and committed to maintaining their California-based production

Tellason’s primary focus is on raw selvage denim jeans, but they also make a variety of great quality apparel, including denim jackets, shirts, belts, and more.

If you care about denim and you care about quality, check out Tellason.

4. Battenwear

American Made Jackers Battenwear

What they make: Rugged apparel, perfect for the city or great outdoors

Based in: NYC, New York

Price range: $$$

Battenwear started in New York City in 2011, and since then they’ve been making stylish, rugged, and versatile menswear.

Their clothes are the perfect combination of technical and smart, so you can wear them in the busy city or in the great outdoors.

They’re all designed to last and we’re certain you’ll keep any Battenwear items you buy for years and years.

5. Velva Sheen

velva sheen made in usa

What they make: T-Shirts and other basics

Based in: Cincinnati, Ohio

Price range: $$ – $$$

Velva Sheen are regularly cited as one of the premier t-shirt brands in the world. The Velva Sheen Manufacturing Company was established in Cincinnati in 1932. They produce a range of basics including t-shirts and sweatshirts for college sports teams, and the military.

What makes their T-Shirts stand out is their tubular knitting technique. They’re woven on traditional looms that remove the need for a side-seam in a t shirt. This helps improve comfort and fit. Velva Sheen stick to what they do best, and remain a favorite for many t-shirt aficionados today.

6. Stan Ray

Stan Ray made in the usa menswear

What they make: Heritage wear

Based in: Crockett, Texas

Price range: $ – $$

Those who know Stan Ray will also know they’re loved by almost everyone who own an item of their Made in USA clothing. Interestingly, you may have also seen their clothes with labels for the brands Gung Ho, or EARLS. This is because the company owns three brands, and in the past they’ve been happy to change the labels based on requests from whoever is purchasing an order.

Stan Ray’s clothes are affordable, and they stick to this. There’s no inflating of prices because they’re hard to find, and they didn’t capitalize on the rise of heritage style by charging more.

7. Pistol Lakes

Pistol Lake Made in Los Angeles

What they make: Minimalist basics

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price range: $$ – $$$

Founded in 2012, Pistol Lake are another Made in the USA menswear brand that are doing great things. They are on a mission to combine American made clothing with an ethical, sustainable manufacturing process.

They hand-sew to make sure their clothes last for a long time and are going to hold up to whatever you throw at them. They also use a range of recycled fabrics, meaning you can wear the clothes knowing you’re helping to reduce waste in the fashion industry.

8. Ebbets Field Flannels

Ebbets Fields Flannels made in the USA

What they make: Hats, vintage baseball apparel reproductions

Based in: Seattle, Washington

Price range: $$ – $$$

Another iconic brand, Ebbets Field Flannels was established in 1988 in Seattle. They’re primarily known for their accurate reproductions of historical baseball caps and wool flannel jerseys. 

They use the original techniques that were actually used in the original runs of the styles they reproduce. Every run of clothes is put together carefully, and nothing is mass produced.

You can often recognize their hats by the green under visor on their caps, which they pioneered (and many others have tried to follow).

9. Left Field NYC

Left Field NYC made in the USA denim

What they make: Denim 

Based in: New York City, NY

Price range: $$$

If you’re looking for authentic, true to style American vintage clothing, Left Field NYC is the brand for you. It started in 1988 and has gained a loyal following since then. 

Christian McCann, Left Field NYC’s founder says that the goal is to make high-quality American-made clothing that past generations would be proud of.

10. Gitman Brothers

Gitman Bros made in the USA menswear

What they make: Shirts

Based in: Ashland, Pennsylvania

Price range: $$$

Gitman Brothers are a name synomomous with Made in the USA clothing. Their roots go back to the 1930s, when they began under the name of the Ashland Shirt and Pyjama Company. Since then, they’ve gone onto focus on their core strength – shirts. In 1978 they opened their first direct to consumer store and have been going strong ever since.

Gitman Bros still use their traditional American manufacturing process, and also produce custom, made-to-order shirts.

11. Oak Street Bootmakers

Oak Street Bootmakers made in the USA

What they make: Shoes

Based in: Chicago, Illinois

Price range: $$$ – $$$$

The son of a cobbler, Oak Street Bootmakers‘ founder started the company to preserve the heritage of fine shoe making.

OSB’s shoes are all made in the USA, handcrafted by experienced shoemakers. The shoes are built to last a lifetime, and they all have replaceable outsoles meaning you can get them resoled without much hassle.

Oak Street’s shoes and boots are made from the renowned Horween Chromexcel leather, which undergoes 89 separate processes taking 28 days in the Horween facility also located in Chicago.

12. Todd Shelton

Todd Shelton NYC brand

What they make: Menswear

Based in: East Rutherford, New Jersey

Price range: $$$ – $$$$

If you care about where your clothes come from, then you’re going to like Todd Shelton. All of their garments are made in USA (although they do source some fabrics from Italy and Japan), but what makes them unique in this list is that everything is made to order. 

Don’t expect next day delivery with these – once you place your order, the Todd Shelton team will get to work creating your item from scratch, based on the measurements you’ve provided. You can choose between details such as having a point collar or button-down collar on a shirt, or the length of the inseam on a pair of shorts.

Anything you buy from Todd Shelton will be durable, as their clothes are designed to be part of your regular rotation. They’re slightly pricey, but considering that everything is made to order and you can customize the items exactly to your liking, that seems fair.

Recap – Made in the USA Clothing Brands

If you’re looking to shop from brands making their clothes in the USA, this list is a great starting point.

All of these brands produce every item they make in the USA and support local workers while doing so.

Know another brand that should be featured here? Let us know in the comments below!

4 Comments

  1. Add: Bella + Canvas, American Apparel, Bayside Union Made, and EPTM.

  2. Patricia Silvestrov
    Patricia Silvestrov

    I think I found my new shopping center for womens clothing made in the U.S.A.

    • Glad to hear! We’ll be continuously updating this guide with more recommendations as we discover new American-made brands.

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