In response to fast-paced, trend-churning fashion, some brands here in the United States have shifted their focus toward a revival of more quality-constructed pieces, as well as a more ethical approach to how their clothing gets made. Still, despite this increase, such made-in-the-USA brands are few and far between. Frankly, only greatness can come out of locally sourced and manufactured fashion—it’s good for the Earth (with the reduction of carbon footprints and apparel-related landfill waste); it’s good for the local economy (more money, more jobs, and so on); and it’s good for morale (woot, ‘merica).
Contrary to popular belief, locally sourced clothing goes beyond cotton tees (though we can’t resist a quality basic). We rounded up nine of our USA-based favorites that not only do America proud but also pack on the style.
This L.A.-based brand is beloved by fashion’s elite (Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley among them), and for good reason: its easy dresses, sleek cut-out jumpsuits, and playful wrap skirts are among the effortless-cool offerings that make up Reformation’s core DNA. And the fact that its pieces are manufactured in downtown Los Angeles—a sustainable factory, no less—makes us love the brand that much more. Our pick: this casual-chic off-the-shoulder dress we’d live in all summer long.