We’re not suggesting that you deck yourself out in head-to-toe star-spangled gear for July 4th. But if you’re gonna shop, choose labels that are made in the USA. Conscientious consumerism should be easy. We’ve selected 10 favorites to help get you started.
Emily Davidson Nemoy is a freelance writer based in Nashville, Tenn. When she’s not at her computer or on her yoga mat, she can be found at live music venues happily spending her excess cash on concert tickets.
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Hackwith Design House
Minnesota-based Hackwith Design House creates not-so-basic basics, plus-sized wares, swimwear and small batch, limited-edition goods. We love the ultra-flattering shape of the olive-hued Swing Tank Dress and the simplicity of the Easy Kimono . You can readily style these perfect, go-to pieces for repeat wear.
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Taylor Stitch men's and women's apparel is made in specialized factories. We're wild for the Frankie Jumpsuit and the casual Short Sleeve California in red madras. New designs launch weekly via the workshop method, where customers pre-order products. Merchandise is manufactured as presale goals are met.
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All Elizabeth Suzann garments are cut and sewn in the company's Nashville design studio. Look sizzling as you beat the heat in the Maxine Crop , a seasonless piece that can be worn in tons of ways. Or, positively float in the comfy, chic Clyde Billow Skirt .
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The former men's design director for Polo Ralph Lauren, Rob Magness, operates NYC's Grown&Sewn . Collection staples include Chambray Work Shirts , Jackie Cigarette Chinos and limited-edition, hand-painted Olivia Skinny Stretch Twills . Rob's passion for American history and culture shines through in handsome garb that transcends trends.
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Outfit your entire bridal party in it-girl sustainable duds from Reformation . Your bridesmaids will be delighted to don gowns that they can actually wear again, like the Winslow . Reformation's assemblage includes summer-ready tops, bottoms, jumpsuits, swimwear and more. The majority of the collection is designed and manufactured in downtown Los Angeles.
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Louisiana-based menswear brand Haspel relaunched in 2014. Heralded as the originator of the seersucker suit, Haspel embodies the look of a well-dressed Southern gentleman. Pieces like the Maple Floral Shirt and the Indigo Seersucker Jean keep it casual, while suit separates offer flexibility.
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Rachel Pally has solutions for all your hot-weather what-to-wear woes. Her L.A.-made collection includes maternity, bridal wear, summer essentials and more. We're smitten with the flores print, available as an off-the-shoulder maxi , a sleeveless caftan in regular and plus sizes , and as a cold-shoulder midi dress .
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Todd Shelton products are manufactured in New Jersey and sold exclusively online. Live in the White Linen Dress all summer long or snag a pair of men's American Lightweight Khakis in an unexpected hue. Improve your look with custom-fit shirts that stand out.
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Imogene + Willie
Matt and Carrie Eddmenson make perfect-fit, USA-made jeans under the Imogene + Willie label. Their flagship store in Nashville has grown to include sister locations in Portland and Los Angeles. Vintage tees , jewelry , belts and home goods round out their offerings.
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American Made Supply Co.
American Made Supply Co.'s well-thought-out designs make their knits highly desirable. Keep your fashion game in tact regardless of where the day takes you. Stay cozy without sacrificing style in festival-ready Crop Top Tees and classic Baseball Tees .
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