Archive for the 'American clothing manufacturers – retail' Category


Fourth of July Apparel

Independence Day is just around the corner. Here are a few ideas for the Fourth of July, items all made in the USA.

Classics Floral American Flag Cropped Top

Classics Floral American Flag Cropped Top


The above picture is from Love The Classics.


July 4th T shirt from American Giant

July 4th T shirt from American Giant

The above picture is from American Giant.

Chaser American Flaf T shirt from Nordstroms

Chaser American Flag T shirt from Nordstroms

Don’t forget to check out Nordstroms.

American Flag Thong by Bodyzone Apparel

American Flag Thong by Bodyzone Apparel

This thong can be bought through, suit by Bodyzone apparel.

Fleece jackets by Fleece corner

Fleece jackets by Fleece corner

Then there is the Elvis look – a fleece jacket with the American Flag and USA on it. It looks like it was made somewhere else, but no, it is made here in the USA by Fleece corner. Buy American for this Fourth of July.


Lumina Clothing Sale Items | Lumina Clothing – American Made Menswear

Lumina Clothing Sale Items | Lumina Clothing – American Made Menswear.

The Lumina Clothing Company is a classic modern American story. In the “About Us” section, Lumina started making neckware in the midst of the Great Recession. The company, then, became a maker of ties made in the USA. In 2012, Lumina wanted to become a full wardrobe maker of men’s clothing and went to Kickstarter – a crowd funding organization – to fund their ambition. And through Kickstarter, Lumina got their financial backing to make trousers and shirts as well as open a store in Raleigh, North Carolina. The clothes are quite reasonably priced (unless you are one of those people who only buy their clothing when it is on clearance).

Lumina Chadbourn Chino pants

Lumina Chadbourn Chino pants

Lumina Connor Poplin Graham button down shirt

Lumina Connor Poplin Graham button down shirt

Thanks to Carol Flynn Ireland for pointing out this company. Check out the Lumina clothing website.


“Classic” Clothing Company – Made in the USA

Online Clothes Shopping Site | Lovetheclassic.

I found this clothing label “The Classics” as I was going through an apparel shop in Sausalito, California. What I noted was that they were all made in the USA and they were all selling for $10. As I did a little more research I found that “Classic” also makes clothing for men and children. One last interesting tidbit is that this company was acquired by in 2006.

Coca cola T-shirt - made in USA "The Classics"

Coca cola T-shirt – made in USA “The Classics”

Below is an excerpt from their website:

About US (The Classic Brand)

Since its launch in 2000 as a modestly sized online boutique specializing in hard-to-find denim lines, The Classic Brand has grown to become one of the leading fashion retailers in the world. Curated with a chic, modern woman in mind, The Classic Brand offers a comprehensive collection of designer apparel and accessories to suit every style and occasion.

USA Flag Design by The Classics

USA Flag Design by The Classics

Called “the editors of what’s cool” by Daily Candy, and recognized by The Wall Street Journal as having “the best customer service,” The Classic Brand’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve and providing a personalized shopping experience continue to be driving forces behind the company’s success. A champion of new design talent and a pioneer in the magazine-meets-boutique approach to online shopping, The Classic Brand showcases its fashion-forward point of view in editorial lookbook features and receives frequent mention in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. The Classic Brand’s Exclusives section features limited-edition pieces from top designers available only at The Classic Brand.

Hot Lady Leggings

Hot Lady Leggings

In 2006, The Classic Brand was acquired by, Inc., the world’s largest internet retailer, enabling The Classic Brand to expand its services to enhance the customer experience. A trusted, globally recognized fashion merchant, The Classic Brand sells only quality, authentic designer merchandise. The Classic Brand is part of the Inc. group of companies.

New York Cotton Shorts

New York Cotton Shorts

Editor’s Note

The Classics has apparel for women, girls and men. For women they have T-shirts, blouses, sweaters, shorts and leggings. For men, they offer T-shirts, tanks and sweaters. Please note that not all “Classics” are “Made in the USA”. Before you purchase, make sure it says “Made in USA” and not “Imported”. This may be a great niche for people who want “Made in USA” clothing without spending a lot. Also, it is a way for some retailers to put add inexpensive “Made in USA” clothing to their inventory. Buy American and save your neighbor’s job.

USA Flag Print Shorts

USA Flag Print Shorts


Jack and Mary Designs

Jack and Mary Designs. This is a great time to buy new mittens.  I have discovered a new company that makes mittens from recycled sweaters. The company is called Jack and Mary Designs. Owner, Marilyn Robertson, a former interior designer, first started making accessories from recycled sweaters in 2004. But, when she started making mittens from left over sweater sleeves, the product just took off. Since 2009, Ms. Robertson has been making mittens, from recycled wool or cashmere sweaters. Obviously the mittens will be one of a kind. They are all hand made in Maine. At times, Jack and Mary Designs have offered scarfs, hats, headbands and finger-less mittens.

Made from recycled sweaters

Made from recycled sweaters

Jack and Mary Designs are sold online, but also can be found at over 75 retailers. I love the idea of making clothing out of recycled materials. It is the exact opposite of the hypervoluminous “Fast Fashion” or disposable wear, made in Asia, that continues to fill up our landfills. For a great article on “Fast Fashion” by Kristin Glenn, click on the link.

Jack and Mary Designs

Jack and Mary Designs


Schott Rediscovers Its Roots | A Continuous Lean.

Schott Rediscovers Its Roots | A Continuous Lean.. This is a re-post of an article by A Continuous Lean. It is about Schott, jacket maker in the United States since 1913, has just opened up a small retail shop on Elizabeth Street in New York City. Elizabeth Street now has several nice little shopping venues for clothing.

Schott NYC store

Schott NYC store


An Interesting Post and Videos from American Lean

Mainpoint: A number of American manufacturing companies are highlighted with videos from an entry from the blog American Lean.

I have posted from American Lean blog once before  (last year), it was the American List. The American Lean blog itself is very eclectic, much of the time on the subject of clothing, usually more upper scale, and sometimes about the history of clothing. But there are many different tangential subjects as well. But, the one I found most interesting was F*** Yeah Made in USA. It is a series of short videos (usually a couple minutes) about companies that continue to manufacture in the U.S.A. In fact, there are a total of 48 videos.  Here is the list of companies that are highlighted in order:

Bollman Hat Company – Adamstown, PA

The Good Flock – Oregon

Pendleton – Oregon

Frank Clegg Leatherworks – Fall River, MA

Club Monaco – U.S.A.

Imogene & Willie – TN

KA – Bar Knives – PA

Joseph Abboud – New Bedford, MA

Schoolhouse Electric – Portland, OR

General Knot & Co. – New York

Oak Street Bootmakers – Maine

Oldflowers – Utah

MAKR – Florida

Pointer Brand – Tennessee

Martin Greenfield Clothiers – N.Y.

Randolph Engineering – MA

Defy Bags – Illinois

Club Monaco & ACL – Maryland, NY & PA

Scout Books – Oregon

Mannington Flooring- New Jersey

Imogene & Willie (Part II) – TN

Tellason – California

Grain Surfboards – Maine

Faribault Woolen Mills – Minnesota

Soulcraft – CA

Allen Edmonds – Wisconsin

Imogene & Willie – TN

Wilson Footballs – Ohio

Billykirk – PA

The Brooklyn Circus – NY

Cunningham Classics – New Jersey

Raleigh Denim – North Carolina

Stronghold – California

Garland Shirt Company – North Carolina

Roy’s Jeans – California

L.L. Bean Boots – Maine

New Balance – Maine

Optimo Hats – IL

Qoddy shoes – Maine

Red Wing Shoes – MN

Duluth Pack – MN

Danner Boots – OR

Alden Shoes – Massachusetts

Pendleton – OR

Oxxford Clothing – Illinois

Wolverine 100o Mile Boots – Wisconsin

Horween – IL

Danner – Oregon


Apparel Made in San Francisco – SF

SFMade Mainpoint: SF is a website created to help customers find businesses that still manufacture products in the San Francisco area.

I found this fantastic link, that lists and describes many small businesses that manufacture and sell merchandise in the USA, mainly, made in San Francisco Bay area. The link above will send you to the apparel section. In the apparel section, there is a listing of 72 different apparel stores. Some of these stores/businesses I have listed in my previous blog entries, such as: Poppy Von Frohlich; Marine Layer; Clary Sage Organics; Blue Canoe; Tellason and Taylor Stitch. The SF Made website has a brief description of each of the businesses as well as a link to their websites.

In addition to apparel, there are many other categories listed such as: Furniture, Home and Garden, Auto & Bike, Pet Products, Body Products, Children & Maternity, Hospitality & Entertainment.

About SF Made

SF Made is a non profit corporation, established in 2010. It is headquartered in San Francisco and it focuses on building San Francisco’s economic base by developing its local manufacturing sector. View the link to find “about us” at Now, this should be the wave of the future, a way to help people buy locally. Great job, SF Made!

sf made

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