With 97% of our clothes being made overseas, it’s rare today that we see a Made In USA label in our closets. But just because something is made closer to home, doesn’t mean it’s sweatshop free. Fear not Remakers. Here’s our guide to trusted ethical fashion, Made In USA brands that are creating jobs with dignity right in our own backyard:
This eco-conscious brand was founded in 2014 out of a love for quality made goods and sustainable practices. Their women’s fashion line is made in limited run batches in Los Angeles, under humane working conditions using sustainability-driven fabrics like locally sourced deadstock textiles and materials. Check out their line to discover pieces that bring ease and elegance for the modern, creative woman.
Edgy, modern and versatile women’s fashion is brought to you by Tara St. James, who we got to know in our beloved Vogue-inspired 20 questions video. Study NY maintains a transparent supply chain at every step of their products’ journey, all the way from the field to the local cutting table. This brand couples comfortable and modern fashion with positive social and environmental impact.
This is likely one of the first ethical brands you’ll hear about. With the mission to make killer clothes without killing the environment, founder Yael Aflalo committed to L.A. local manufacturing for stylish, sustainable threads. Even their packaging is made from recycled goods. A certified B Corp, this company adheres to more rigorous standards of transparency.
Long-lasting and versatile clothing defines this Minnesota-based brand. To reduce waste, many of their items are made for you once you press purchase on their online store. On their website, you can meet the makers of Hackwith, the cared-for people who are crafting your clothes.
Sword & Plough reduces waste, empowers veterans and raises awareness on the challenges veterans face at home. All of their materials are upcycled from thousands of pounds of discarded military wear that would otherwise be trashed, and they source from American suppliers that are either veteran owned, operated or staffed. Once the products are sold, 10% of the profits loop back into the cycle, giving back to the initial users of the materials.