American-made clothing brands make a persistent bet on long-lasting quality and radical transparency. In our search for ethical products, we are constantly looking for brands that value transparency and quality, and reject the practices that surround cheaply made fast fashion. When we invest in high-quality staples, we are able to consume less and live more simply.
We've searched for our favorite American-made clothing brands making high quality basics for women and men—including denim, tees, dresses, and sweatshirts. Check out our favorite 14 brands keeping their design and manufacturing in the USA.
Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Vintage-inspired, casual apparel
Product Range | Women's dresses, tops, jumpsuits, bottoms, swimwear, bridal, intimate wear, accessories
Price | $28–$528
Whether you’re a woman searching for a vintage-inspired top, a petite jumpsuit, or a sustainable wedding gown, Reformation is the American-made apparel brand to shop. Located in sunny Los Angeles, this ethical fashion company is passionate about creating effortless silhouettes that celebrate the female figure. Deadstock fabrics, repurposed vintage items, and textiles crafted from plant sources make up Reformation’s extensive and unique clothing collection.
2. Todd Shelton
Based In | East Rutherford, NJ
Best For | Everyday casual wear for men
Product Range | Men's casual wear, office wear, jeans, sweatshirts
Price Range | $65–$255
Todd Shelton is a firm believer in taking pride in the clothes he designs—therefore, all of Todd Shelton's apparel is crafted in their New Jersey factory by fairly paid seamstresses. They operate under a no-inventory business model, meaning that their designs are produced as-needed with little waste. By skipping the wholesale process, they're also able to offer customers individual attention and strive to create long-term relationships with returning customers. Their designs are classic, cool, and perfect for casual, everyday wear.
3. Elizabeth Suzann
Based In | Nashville, TN
Best For | Elevated, classic neutral pieces
Product Range | Women's tops, bottoms, dresses, knitwear, shoes
Price Range | $125–$365
Elizabeth Suzann believes in doing things right—which means that every elegant garment they produce is designed to last and crafted in their Nashville studio from soft natural fibers. Their soft, neutral palette makes their clothing perfect for the minimalist wardrobe or for capsule wardrobes in any season. You'll love their thoughtful, well-designed clothing that avoids the trendiness of fast fashion, so you can wear each piece for many years to come.
4. Hackwith Design House
Based In | St. Paul, MN
Best For | One-of-a-kind staples
Product Range | Women's knitwear, pants, dresses, gowns, jumpsuits, jackets, swimsuits, underwear, plus sizes
Price Range | $48–$2,200
Looking for apparel that’s both comfortable and stylish can be tough, and finding unique designs is even tougher: that’s where Minnesota-based Hackwith Design House comes in. Their apparel lines include simple and clean basics, swim, and plus-size pieces, where everyone can find a piece they’ll wear forever. We most love their comfort capes and ultra-soft tunics. Plus, every Monday, they release a limited edition piece available for only a short time—if you’re looking for staple pieces that no one else will have, Hackwith Design House is for you!
Based In | Kansas City, MO
Best For | Raw denim
Product Range | Men's and women's denim, tees, hats, dresses, knitwear, outerwear, shoes
Price Range | $55–$550
Founded and designed by Matt Baldwin, BLDWN is a Kansas City-based clothing and lifestyle brand using modern design, quality textiles, and American manufacturing. BLDWN is an all-time favorite of ours, not just because of our love for Kansas City, but because each design stems from both East and West Coast influences put through a modern filter of the middle of the country. Their men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections capture a timeless modernism.
6. American Trench
Based In | Ardmore, PA
Best For | Men’s outerwear
Product Range | Men’s outerwear, tops, bottoms, socks, accessories
Price | $19–$849
In the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, the team behind American Trench knew they needed to do more for fellow Americans—enter luxury outerwear for men. Today, their staple trench coat is handmade in New Jersey by a family-owned factory, using cotton from North Carolina and wool from Connecticut. Their outerwear is water-repellant, durable, super comfortable, and flattering with slim fits, so you’ll want to rock their coats for any and every type of weather.
Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Bohemian-inspired casual wear
Product Range | Women’s basic tees, dresses, jumpsuits, trousers, swimwear, loungewear
Price | $40–$198
La causa is Spanish for ‘the cause,’ which is fitting for this American-made clothing brand dedicated to effortless and ethical fashion production. Lacausa boasts a collection of California-inspired and Los Angeles-made women’s garments, and includes everything from basic tees and linen jumpsuits to the one-piece swimwear and sexy intimates (we say yes to bringing slips back). We love Lacausa for its clothes and for its partnerships with environmental and social causes.
8. Flynn Skye
Based In | Venice Beach, CA
Best For | Boho chic dresses
Product Range | Women's dresses, tops, jumpsuits, bottoms, swimwear, bridal, accessories
Price Range | $44–$264
Inspired by her daughter’s free spirit, Amber Farr combined rockstar edginess and femininity for Flynn Skye. Their gorgeous, flowy, and light dresses are perfect for a day at the beach or a night out on the town. American-made in Venice Beach and Los Angeles, and inspired by cities like London, Tahoe, and Malibu, you’ll be able to rock this look for any event without having to think twice. Flynn Skye is committed to leaving a positive influence in the fashion industry, and we love them for their positive influence on our wardrobes.
9. Bluer Denim
Based In | Portland, OR
Best For | Men’s denim
Product Range | Men’s and women’s jeans, accessories
Price | $95–$145
Grown and milled in the South and designed in the Pacific Northwest, Bluer Denim’s American-made jeans come to life in Los Angeles, California by way of an eco-friendly ozone laundry process. Even the denim fasteners are American-made. Additionally, for every pair of Bluer Denim you purchase, the company invites you to donate your old jeans in exchange for store credit. The brand also sells women’s high rise jeans, flannel wool baseball caps, and timeless jean jackets.
10. Karen Kane
Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Plus sizes
Product Range | Women's tops, bottoms, dresses, knitwear, outerwear
Price Range | $67–$188
Karen Kane’s approach to fashion is simple: they create clothing that lasts longer than a single season and can far outlive any trend it represents. Since their beginning in 1979, Karen Kane has made affordable luxury clothing right here in the USA and have upheld strict fair labor standards and ethical business practices ever since. We love their laid-back California style, their dresses for every occasion, and their inclusive sizing!
11. Gamine Workwear
Based In | Tennessee, USA
Best For | Durable denim workwear
Product Range | Women's dungarees, denim jumpsuits, coats, shorts, smocks, hats
Price Range | $60–$242
Gamine Workwear celebrates women who work outdoors, who work with their hands, and even the weekend warriors who spend long days in the garden. Their denim dungarees are handcrafted in a tiny town in Tennessee by skilled, fairly-paid craftspeople, and are field-tested by gardeners, geologists, and farmers. Their styles are produced in small batches with minimal waste, and are designed with form and function in mind—which means they get better with use.
12. Emerson Fry
Based In | USA
Best For | Minimalist capsule wardrobe pieces
Product Range | Women’s tops, skirts, denim, dresses, shoes
Price Range | $48–$525
Emerson Fry is a brand to check in on regularly—they release new and existing pieces each week for preorder, and then craft the pieces in the USA in limited production runs based on preorders. As a family-run company, Emerson Fry is not only committed to making gorgeous, timeless wardrobe staples, but also to creating jobs and supporting positive social, cultural, and environmental shifts. We love their modern minimalist aesthetic and their one-of-a-kind limited edition pieces.
13. Sugar Candy Mountain
Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Flowy, one-of-a-kind women’s staples
Product Range | Women’s tops, pants, dresses, skirts, jackets
Price | $90–$260
A confluence of comfort, beauty, and community, Sugar Candy Mountain is one of our favorite brands producing American-made apparel. With a shop set up right in Los Angeles, this socially-conscious fashion company is not only passionate about minimizing its footprint on the environment but also about creating timeless, one-of-a-kind pieces. Using natural materials, french seams (to preserve the life of the garment), and recycled packaging materials, Sugar Candy Mountain is the place to find a casual couture staple for your wardrobe.
14. American Giant
Based In | San Francisco, CA
Best For | Comfortable sweatshirts
Product Range | Men's and women's sweatshirts, shirts, polos, bottoms, dresses
Price Range | $24–$228
Often referred to as the company that made “the greatest hoodie ever,” American Giant believes in exceptional quality materials and customer service. American Giant ensures that 100% of your purchase supports their USA-made and 100% cotton apparel. They shy away from traditional marketing methods like billboards and the appeal of brick-and-mortar stores, and instead invest in selling directly to American consumers and providing them with outstanding service. With cotton grown and sewn in the Carolinas, relentless attention to detail, top-of-the-line fabrics, and custom hardware, you’ll feel super comfy and proud to wear one of their sweatshirts.