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Apparel, Undergarments, Lingerie, Swimwear

Osmium, Stoneham, MA
Osmium designs, manufactures and sells uncommon and enduring menswear that is built to last. Handsome shirts, pants, vests and other garments are thoughtfully designed and carefully produced by skilled workers right here in the USA.

If you are tired of cheap third world throwaways check out Osmium for menswear that is classic in its design yet creative, inspiring and made in OUR country.

Three Dots, Garden Grove, CA
All of Three Dots apparel is designed, cut and sewn in their factory in Garden Grove, CA.  I personally own several tank tops from Three Dots and I love them.  My favorite thing about their apparel is the weight of the fabric, it is hefty and very high quality.  Their clothing is not inexpensive, but like they say “you get what you pay for” and you get “quality” when you own a piece of clothing from Three Dots.

Three Dots is an evolving concept in lifestyle dressing based on great fabrics, inspired design, fastidious construction and the perfect fit. Co-founded by Sharon Lebon in 1995 in California, the company began with three styles, three sizes, twelve colors – it was an instant success. Today, Three Dots is a growing company with an increasing global distribution. The expanded collection for women includes exclusive knitwear, cashmere and wovens, as well as a selection of key styles for men.

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American Apparel, Los Angeles, CA
I have debated with myself for a long time as to whether or not I should list American Apparel, because their Founder/CEO is a creep, if you want to know why read this. UPDATE: The CEO of American Apparel, Dov Charney was ousted this week (June 15, 2014) by the American Apparel Board of Directors, read here (Source: LA Times).  I decided to go ahead and list them for a couple of reasons, I want to support the employees of American Apparel especially since they are a local company, I also own a few of their t-shirts, although I don’t really wear them much because they run small, and the large is a tad tight on me.  I think American Apparel’s sizing is cut for the junior set.

American Apparel was founded in 1989 by Mr. Dov Charney.  It has gone from being a wholesale supplier of t-shirts to an extremely popular brand both domestically and internationally.  The company’s expansion into retail was the fastest retail roll out in American history (wikipedia). American Apparel now carries full lines of ready to wear clothing for both men and women, but like I said before their clothes run small.

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DUS-T, Goleta, CA
We have a new “Green” company to add to our list of Apparel, it is called ICHANGE.  ICHANGE was created in 2006 by Steve Baker. The goal of the company is to enlighten the public to the causes of respiratory damage and skin disorders caused by everyday exposure to the environment. Steve and his associates have been working diligently to ensure a safe work place, as well as create a reliable solution to the wasteful disposal masks that have flooded the market. “Green thinking” is the way to a cleaner planet and a healthier environment!  The DUS-T is flame resistant and highly visible.  It comes in a number of different styles including an undershirt, polo, hoodie and specialty camouflage.

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Mindful Supply, Greensboro, NC
If you are like me you wonder about where the clothes you are wearing come from.  I often wonder where the fabric was spun, where the cotton was grown, who sewed my clothing, was it by a person that is making a living wage? These thoughts both interest and sometimes bother me. Luckily I was contacted my Mindful Supply of Greensboro, NC.  Mindful Supply grows the cotton, gins it, knits it, dyes it, designs and prints it all here in the United States, and consumers have the unique ability to track the chain from start to finish, seeing the care and passion that went into making every piece.  This is so cool and a trend that hopefully other Made In USA companies start to follow.  Thank you Mindful Supply for your commitment to Made In USA products and apparel.

Color Vibe Designs, Los Osos, CA
Color Vibe Designs, designs and hand paints beautiful silk scarves.  Sharon Gellerman is the artist and entrepreneur behind Color Vibe Designs.  From her studio in Los Osos, CA, Sharon creates hand-marbled designs on silk and other natural fibers while utilizing a process that originated centuries ago.  She has been inspired by the mystical landscape of Israel and the vibrant colors of the California Coast.

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Filson, Seattle, WA
Filson has been around a long time, since 1897 to be exact.  Back then Filson was outfitting stampeders to the Klondike Gold Rush.  Today Filson still makes some of these rugged, sturdy clothes in their factory in Seattle.  They do offshore their sportwear so buyer beware, please check the description on their website and see if the item you want is labeled Made in USA or Imported.

Prairie Underground, Seattle, WA
I stumbled upon this brand while shopping in a boutique in Berkeley, CA.  I bought one of their gorgeous hoodies made out of hemp and organic cotton.  I have been saving money to purchase more of their beautiful designs.  I love looking at their website, very stylish cutting edge garments made out of sustainable fabric.  Their Facebook page states the following “the collection directly supports a diminishing network of sewing contractors in Seattle, Washington and has incorporated sustainable textiles made of hemp and organic cotton in every collection since in 2005.” Purchase a piece or two, if you can find them in your size their items seem to sell out fast.  You have to purchase through a retailer or online store as they do not sell directly off their website.

Underfit, Chicago, IL
Hi guys (and gals), have you taken a look at men’s undershirts these days?  You know the ones I am talking about, that come in packs of four or more, look old-manish and fit baggy around the waist?  Underfit is aiming to change all that.  From what I have heard from Underfit themselves is that their shirts are so well tailored and the fabric so soft and durable, that even the ladies love to wear them!  You deserve it, guys!  Buy yourself a few of these made in the USA high quality shirts and forget those cheesy four packs at Walmart…:) The Global Thread Collective, Encinitas, CA Are you looking for that one of a kind shirt design?  Tired of all of those cookie cutter T-shirts you see in department stores?  Check out The Global Thread Collective for unique custom clothing.  Artists from all over the world submit their designs to The GTC, those that are chosen are “hand printed” on the finest Made In USA cotton shirts.  This is one of the coolest ideas in apparel that I have seen in a long time, I am inspired to purchase a few as gifts for family and friends.  Thanks GTC for keeping it real and keeping it at home.

Norton’s USA, Barrington, IL
Norton’s USA brick and mortar store opened in June of 2007.  Since then they have expanded to a thriving online business that sells a wide range of products that are all USA made.  Norton’s is definitely a one stop shop for everything, from apparel for the entire family, to cleaning products, housewares, pet supplies and much much more!  Norton’s has made it super easy to buy American Made, check them out!

Todd Shelton, Ridgewood, NJ
Todd Shelton designs and crafts beautiful menswear, including shirts, trousers, t-shirts, jeans and more.  Todd was making his clothes in China until he felt the need to bring his company back home to the USA, read more here…

Blue Fish Clothing, Taos, NM & Frenchtown, NJ
Blue Fish Clothing evolved in 1995 through a dream that a then, 17 year old Jennifer Barclay had of creating clothing that expressed her creativity.  Today, Blue Fish Clothing still holds true to Jennifer’s initial inspiration and creates clothing that is close to nature by choosing to sew solely with organic materials. Each item of clothing is truly unique in it’s design and style, making each piece of BF “art-to-wear” one of a kind.

Goodwear, Essex MA
Since 1983,Goodwear has been making upscale shirts right here in the U.S.A.  What sets them apart from all the other T-shirts out there?  Their superior quality, basic styling, and their Made-in-USA commitment.  Goodwear’s trademark heavyweight T is tubular, two-needled, and built to last.  Likewise, their line of butter-soft bamboo shirts is unbeatable, with a unique blend of bamboo from viscose and combed cotton. Check out their other fabrics and many styles.

Longshot Apparel, Seattle, WA
At Longshot Apparel their focus is on creating great-fitting, high-quality shirts for tall men that are exclusively made in the USA.  If you are a tall guy and you need a great fitting shirt look no further than Longshot Apparel…

Sun Threadz , Yardley, PA
The ONLY designer clothing company for Sun Protective Clothing to promote sun protection and designed by a melanoma survivor; someone who knows what it means and how it should feel to be truly protected and safe from the sun. These sun protection pieces are designed for YEAR ROUND WEAR whether you are in the city or at the beach.

Olivia & Kate, Granada Hills, CA
Fashion Designer, Katherine Wells, has been sewing for over forty years. The love of designing and sewing has led her to create adorable Baby Doll pajamas, and a collection of whimsical aprons.  Each and every Baby Doll pajama is accompanied with a matching hat.  Pajamas are 100% cotton and hand sewn guaranteeing the highest comfort and quality.

Original Retro Brand, Los Angeles, CA
Retro style sports t-shirts, huge selection of teams and sports.  Available in higher end department stores.  I recently bought one of their shirts and the quality is superb.

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HardTail Forever, Santa Monica, CA
Hard Tail is known industry-wide for having the best “dyeing” process. The deep, rich and fruity colors that created are no accident, but rather a complicated, intricate process that remains a “family secret.” Hard Tail apparel can be found in a plethora of fine department stores and boutiques around the world.  I just purchased two of their yoga tank tops and they are gorgeous.  No joke on the dying process, very cool, highly flattering designs and colors.

Ramblers Way, Kennebunk, ME
From the Founders of Tom’s of Maine and Winners of Entrepreneur of the Year Award from CNBC, Ramblers Way Farm is a family business creating soft, comfortable next-to-skin worsted wool apparel entirely on American soil.

All American Clothing Co., Arcanum, OH
Large selection of stylish jeans and casual clothing for men and women.  I own two pairs of these jeans and I love them for their style, softness and durability.  Each pair of jeans is accompanied with a traceability card that allows you to trace the origin of the cotton and manufacturing of your new jeans!

Texas Jeans, Asheboro, NC
Jeans and military style clothing. I have a pair of these jeans, I love them.  The fit is truly terrific!  No big waist band gap like I have experienced with other jeans.  They do seem to run a size small, at least they did on me.  I had to return the first pair and order a size up, but I am happy I did.  They also come in different lengths which I love, because I am petite.  Let’s support this company, these jeans are VERY well made. Below is a pic I was inspired to take of my new jeans…

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Diamond Gusset Jeans, Bon Aqua, TN
Men’s and Women’s jeans

Diamond Apparel Golf Shirts, Advance, NC
They only use American Grown 100% Supima cotton, nice!

Rawganique, Denman Island, BC Hemp clothing and organic cotton linens, made in the USA, Canada & Europe.  They have distribution warehouses and employ American workers in Santa Cruz, CA & Portland, OR, which is where they ship their US orders from.  I know this company is not US based but I like what they stand for so decided to add them to the blog.

The Union Shop, West Chicago, IL
Huge selection.  Specialize in Made In USA and Union Made clothing

Made in USA Forever, San Clemente, CA
Huge selection of apparel for men, women and children, products all Made In the USA.

Swami Sportswear, Temecula, CA

Fox Creek Leather, Independance, VA
American made high quality motorcycle leathers.  To my dear motorcycle ridin’ friends Laura and Craig, this link is for you!

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Pit Bull Clothing, Baldwin Park, CA
Fitness and body building apparel.  They manufacture all of their clothing in their own state of the art facility in the USA.

Round House, Shawnee, OK
They are famous for their rugged work overalls, carry a large selection of work denim and jeans.  They have the cutest overalls for kids!  All USA made.

Pointer Brand Overalls & Jeans, Bristol, TN
USA made overalls, jeans, jackets, shorts and hunting apparel, since 1913.

Can You Dig It?, Ojai, CA
Organic fashions for baby, kids, men and women.  Sweat shop free and made in the USA.

Hardwick Clothes, Cleveland, TN
Oldest, privately-held apparel manufacturer in the US, clothes can be purchased online through this website and retail stores across the country.

Andrea Raymond, Newburyport, MA
Women’s lingerie, bras, panties, pajamas, will custom design

Dare Me Bikini, Huntington Beach, CA
The most adorable bikinis made in Southern California

Wickers, NY, NY
Moisture wicking all weather undergarments

A.S. Tees, Columbia, SC
T-shirts for the whole family, made in South Carolina

SOS From Texas, Samnorwood, TX
Organic cotton t-shirts, babies items and accessories, made in the USA

Thorlo Socks, Statesville, NC
Socks for everyday, walking, running, tennis, hiking, basketball and much more… I bought my boyfriend several pairs of these socks and it changed his mind about socks.  They make a big difference in his foot comfort, especially on days when he is on his feet for long hours.  I also own about seven pairs of these socks.  I am on my feet a lot and have foot problems, I need to wear well cushioned socks, and these are the best.  No more Costco three packs.

Thorlos Women's Thick Cushion Distance Walking Quarter Socks

Thorlos Women’s Thick Cushion Distance Walking Quarter Socks

 

Wrath Arcane, Cleveland, OH
This company is designing very hip clothes for young studs, and committed to manufacturing their clothes in the US.  Check ‘em out.

Anderson-Little, Tamarac, FL
Men’s classic year-around wool blend blue blazer, manufactured in the USA. Anderson-Little has a very interesting history, read about it here. Hold up Suspender Co., Southfield, MI Manufacturer of pants suspenders including their American Flag suspender

Rockmount Ranch Wear, Denver, CO
Creating beautiful Western style shirts for men, women and children since 1946 in Denver, CO.  Many of their shirts have been worn by celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Robert Redford, Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage to name a few.  They also manufacture ties, hats, scarves and belts.

Blue Canoe Organic Clothing, Garberville, CA
Lingerie, tops, bottoms and yoga clothing all Made In USA

Icebox Knitting, Boulder, CO
I found the cutest knit hats for the entire family, made in Longmont, Colorado, check them out!

High Seas Trading Co., Laguna Hills, CA
I found this company at the 2009 Los Angeles Boat Show where they were displaying and selling their beautiful Hawaiian Shirts, and other Hawaiian inspired apparel.  My mother and myself stopped to take a look at their gorgeous, colorful shirts and I was so pleased to find out that they are all manufactured in Fountain Valley, CA.   I was inspired to purchase the cutest little Hawaiian print dress for a friend that recently had a baby girl.  I was told that their caps and t-shirts are manufactured offshore, so please check with them first on those items.

Campbellsville Apparel Company, Campbellsville, KY
Since 2002, Campbellsville Apparel Company has been the largest supplier of undershirts and underwear briefs to the United States military services. Now the same battle tested items can be purchased direct from Campbellsville Apparel. 100% American made from 100% American components. Complies with all U.S. military quality requirements.

Schaefer Ranchwear, Mesilla Park, NM
Beautiful Ranchwear, proudly made in their own factory in New Mexico.  They also use American Made raw materials right down to thread, snaps and labels.

Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Vernon, CA
Jeans made in the USA for women with curves.  They offer a special “crisscross” panel for tummy control and “butterwash” process that makes them super soft! UPDATE: 2/4/2014, not all their jeans are Made in USA.  I was in Nordstrom Rack yesterday and all the NYDJ in there were Made in China, YUK!  :(

Hillside USA, Brooklyn, NY
Hand-sewn leather biker jackets and apparel.  I’m not a biker, but I’d consider buying one of these beauties!

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Hemp T-Shirts & Hemp Clothing ~ Recreator Sow The Seeds…

Hemp is a natural fiber that is super strong, which is why I love it.

Believe it or not you cannot grow hemp legally in the United States.

I know a lot of you are looking for hemp products. I know this because I get a lot of people coming to my site looking for it, especially hemp clothing. This doesn’t surprise me.

I personally own several hemp/cotton blend pieces of clothing. I’ve owned them for several years and wear them and wash them all the time and they still look like new, because hemp is tough and stands up to a lot of wear and washings.

Enter Recreator Hemp Apparel. They are trying to change the hemp industry in the United States.

Get the scoop here on their Kickstarter pageand check out their website here

Also, check out a previous post on Hemp Clothing Made In USA here…

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