25 Clothing Brands That Are Still Made in America – 24/7 Wall St.
Globalization and offshoring of manufacturing can be sensitive topics. Over the past 50 years, the United States has lost millions of industrial jobs, leading to heated debates about economic competitiveness and the benefits of free trade. And while this trend has helped lift some countries out of poverty, it can be argued that it has also led to job insecurity and income inequality in the country.
Offshoring has long been important to the apparel industry as manufacturers seek lower costs overseas – and some iconic American brands source nearly all of their products from other countries, primarily Asia. Garment manufacturing has become hugely important to the economies of countries like Bangladesh, China, India, and Vietnam.
However, American consumers are not buying on price alone. They became increasingly concerned about fair trade, child labor, sustainability and other issues. Patriotism is also an issue for some consumers, who take pride in brands bearing the “Made in America” label. (Here is the most American-made car you can buy.)
Review of data from many sources, including consumer reports, various news outlets, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of 25 clothing brands that still manufacture, in whole or in part, in America. The list is not exhaustive, but includes a range of well-known mass-market brands and smaller regional brands.
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Some of them proudly proclaim their country of origin in their names. Our listing is run by All American Clothing Co., based in Ohio. Also included are non-central companies, such as American Giant in San Francisco and American Roots across the country in Westbrook, Maine. Some have names with very local ties, including Appalatch in Weaverville, North Carolina, and Chippewa in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Whatever their name, all of these brands are doing their part to compensate for outsourcing. (Some non-apparel brands do the same. Here’s surprising products still made in America.)