If given the choice, I think most of us would prefer to have our fashion products “made in America.” The question is, how do you find red, white and blue-produced items that are right for you? From fast-fashion to designer apparel, most companies have found that they just can’t compete unless they have their products made very, very far away.
However, there are some companies that have committed to making their products in America. “Who are they and how do I find them?” you ask. Keep reading!
Etsy shops are a great place to find small, independent artists making high-quality clothing and accessories. With their search function, you are able to find designers in any given area of the United States, including a neighborhood near you.
American Apparel is one of the most well-known retailers that prides itself on sweatshop-free clothing made in LA. They even have adorable kids’ clothes! What’s my favorite thing to buy hipster babies from American Apparel? Black basics! You’d be hard pressed to find a black onesie or logo free baby black hoody anywhere else. If you are able to ignore the weird, sexist advertising, it’s possible to find great clothes for the whole family!
Splendid is an American clothing company that sells at department stores such as Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, as well as Anthropologie, Shopbop.com and Zappos.com. Their soft cotton has long been a favorite of many of my clients.
Other small designers, such as Barbara Lesser and Jolie and Elizabeth, offer unique outfits designed and produced in America.