27 Best American Made Clothing Brands (Women’s & Men’s)

27 Best American Made Clothing Brands (Women’s & Men’s)

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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.

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.

Shopping from these local, Made in the USA clothing brands is an excellent way to support local businesses, without compromising on style.

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

We’ll include both menswear and womenswear.

Looking for a new timepiece? Check out our guide to American Made Watches here.

Let’s jump in.

1. Vetta

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. LAMade Clothing

What they make: Affordable made in the USA clothing for men and women

Based in: California

Price range: $ – $$

LAMade clothing is passionate about creating ethical clothing in the heart of Los Angeles.

Plus, the brand uses natural and sustainable fabrics, as well as reduces its carbon footprint by sourcing 95% of materials from Los Angeles-based vendors that are located within 10 miles of its factory.

The brand supports its workforce and ensures employees are paid a living wage, have healthcare coverage, vacation days, and paid sick leave.

3. Pareto

What they make: Ethical Basics and made in the USA clothing from American-sourced fibers

Based in: Texas, Illinois, and California (Full US supply chain)

Price range: $$

Pareto is a stand-out brand on this list because they’re committed to ensuring their entire supply chain, from the cotton they source, to the factories they work with, are based in the USA. Their whole USA supply chain makes their made in the USA clothing feel that little bit more, well, American.

The brand was founded to create high-quality basics that women can count on. Their collection contains all the key essentials you need for a sustainable closet. The brand even sends personal style recommendations so you can easily style your Pareto pieces.

4. Graceful District

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.

5. Reformation

What they make: Sustainable modern clothes

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price range: $$$

Reformation is now a well established sustainable clothing brand that makes the majority of its clothes in the USA (some clothes are made outside the USA, so it’s always best to check before buying!).

Their clothes are on-trend, modern, and super flattering.

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. MATE

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.

MATE’s clothes are all made in Los Angeles and the brand uses organic cotton and low-impact dyes, so they’re friendly on the earth and on 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.

7. Karen Kane

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!).

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

Today it produces around 90% of its clothing collections in the USA.

8. Groceries Apparel

What they make: Sustainable clothing made in the USA from recycled and organic fabrics and non toxic dyes

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price range: $ – $$

If you’re looking for sustainable essentials like t-shirts and tank tops that are not only eco-friendly but also made in the USA, then check out Groceries Apparel.

The brand owns its own factory in LA where it creates its small batch clothing ethically and responsibly.

The brand uses sustainable materials and non toxic dyes made from food upcyled fruit and vegetables — pretty neat right?

9. Harvest & Mill

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.

10. American Giant

What they make: Basics, Trousers, Pants, Tops

Based in: San Francisco, California

Price range: $$ – $$$

What started out as a menswear brand has now grown into one of the most popular Made in the USA clothing brands for both men and women.

American Giant’s women’s collection consists of versatile pieces for the modern woman.

You can expect to find fitted pants, plaid shirts, and essentials; each created ethically in Los Angeles.

11. 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.

It’s a fully vegan brand, and avoids using toxic dyes.

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. In short, there’s a lot of things we love about Valani!

If you’re interested in learning more about the brand, make sure to read our interview with Valani’s founder, Vanni!

12. Amour Vert

What they make: Sustainable dresses, jumpsuits, pants, and tops

Based in: California

Price range: $$ – $$

Amour Vert is a sustainable womenswear brand creating stylish pieces in small batches in California. The brand is perfect if you’re looking for a sustainable summer dress or stylish workwear.

By partnering directly with fabric mills, Amour Vert can ensure its made in the USA clothing is traceable from raw material to the final article, which is something we’re a fan of.

Not every piece of Amour Vert’s collection is made in the USA though, so make sure you check out the details on each product page before buying.

The brand also has a resale marketplace, where you can shop high-quality pre-loved pieces for a fraction of the price.

13. Et Tigre

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.

14. Simplicitie

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.

15. Hackwith Design House

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.

16. Gamine Workwear

What they make: Workwear made from 100% natural textiles

Based in: Portland, Oregon

Price range: $$ – $$$

Gamine Workwear is a women’s made in the USA workwear brand (as the name suggests), based out of Portland.

The brand is on a mission to keep American workwear alive, and its clothes are both practical and stylish, all being produced in small runs 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.

17. Elizabeth Suzann

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.

18. Bella + Canvas

Bella + Canvas made a variety of womens and mens premium basics. Options include t-shirts, jeans, sweatpants, and much more.

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.

19. GINEW

What they make: Outerwear, Denim, Tops, Accessories

Based in: Portland, Oregon

Price range: $$

GINEW is a Native American owned sustainable clothing brand creating all of its clothing right here in the USA.

Based in Portland, Oregon, the clothing brand takes inspiration from its Native American roots, fusing street styles with traditional Ojibwe, Oneida and Stockbridge-Munsee designs. The outcome is a carefully curated collection of ready to wear styles featuring t-shirts, selvedge denim, merino wool accessories, and outerwear that celebrates the brands roots.

20. American Trench

What they make: Outerwear, Apparel, and accessories

Based in: Admore, Pennsylvania

Price range: $$ – $$$

American Trench is 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 and from there, expanded into tees, shirts, sweaters, socks knit in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and cashmere knit hats made in Texas.

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

21. American Giant

What they make: Sweatshirts, Trousers, other basics

Based in: San Francisco, California

Price range: $$ – $$$

I know… we mentioned American Giant in the womenswear section of this guide as well. But, we thought it was worth a double-shout out… After all, how many brands can claim to make “The Greatest Hoodie Ever Made“? Despite only being around since 2011, the brand has made a big name for itself. 

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.

22. Todd Shelton

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. 

Once you place your order, the team will create 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.

The brand is on the more expensive side of things, but considering that everything is made to order and you can customize the items exactly to your liking, that seems fair. The brand also avoids using polyester, opting for natural materials to avoid their garments leading to more plastic pollution.

23. Tellason

What they make: Denim

Based in: San Francisco, California

Price range: $$$

Tellason is an SF-based denim brand. It’s 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.

24. 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.

25. Stan Ray

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.

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.

26. Ebbets Field Flannels

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).

27. Left Field NYC

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.

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!

If you enjoyed this guide and want to discover more great sustainable brands, take a look at our guides on sustainable sneakers, sustainable dresses, and the best size-inclusive clothing brands.


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