The reality is that finding the words “Made in the USA.” on a clothing label is quite rare these days.Fashion has become so fast-paced that brands have turned to outsourcing everything from designing to manufacturing overseas in efforts to churn trends quicker and cheaper. However, some brands have remained steadfast with their ethical approach to how their clothing is made and are committed to keeping their brand American-made. Brands that are dedicated to preserving their design and manufacturing process in the USA realize that this has a positive impact on its local people and the planet.
And when you make a conscious decision to say no to fast-fashion and choose quality, you invest in pieces that last longer. You also have peace of mind that they were made under safe and fair conditions. Here are some of the best Made in the USA Women’s wear:
- Three Dots
In 1995, designer Sharon Lebon launched Three Dots with a single tee. Since then, it’s expanded to in include every clothing category.
With their own factory and corporate headquarters in Southern California, Three Dots has always been a strong supporter of all things “Made in the USA.” Their 70,000 square foot facility covers all aspects of Three Dots – from designing, cutting, sewing, and shipping.
Three Dots is a member of non-profit organization Made in the USA Foundation.
Based in Los Angeles, Reformation is a clothing company that produces Made in the USA dresses, tops, bottoms, jumpsuits and more using sustainable materials in eco-friendly factories. Over 3/4 of their workers are women.
- Amour Vert
“With every stitch a purpose.”
Amour Vert is a sustainable fashion brand that makes classic staples like striped t-shirts in classic colors like navy, white, black, heather gray and more. They boast a zero-waste philosophy which involves sustainable fibers, non-toxic dyes, and Made in the USA manufacturing.
- The Row by Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Ashley Olsen told Newsweek magazine, “I believe in manufacturing as close to home as possible.”
While the brand’s name was inspired by Savile Row in London, part of The Row’s mission is to support high-end fashion manufacturing in the USA. Headquartered in New York City, The Row has expanded to ready-to-wear, resorts, handbags, sunglasses and shoes since it first launched in 2005 with its 7-piece collection.
You can’t get more “American-made” than AMVI which actually stands for American Made, Vintage Inspired. There’s American influence in all their clothing. AMVI is designed and produced in Los Angeles and works only with local vendors to help support jobs and the US economy.