8 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Were Made in the U.S.A.

by , 07/04/11   filed under: Featured, Features, Green Designers

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In the swinging ’60s, 95 percent of clothing sold in America were made in America, according to PBS. Fast-forward 50 years and that number now floats at 5 percent. The tide may be turning once again with sustainability and heritage (with a capital “H”) on the ascent, especially with smaller, artisanal brands, but the number of major fashion labels that continue to maintain a foothold in domestic manufacturing may surprise you. Here are eight popular companies that are keeping the home fires burning.

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3 Responses to “8 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Were Made in the U.S.A.”

  1. sciencedork says:

    “Launched into the spotlight *parsecs* after designing Michelle Obama’s dress?” So Jason Wu’s launch to the spotlight occurred (per Google) about 31 trillion kilometers behind the Inaugural Ball? I guess he’s the first human to reach that far into space. Pretty amazing that he’s able to be at the top of the field as both an astronaut (literally! He’s gone interstellar!) and as a fashion designer. ;o)

  2. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    You’re right, @sciencedork! My bad!

  3. emilycatherine says:

    That Rag and Bone blurb is just a paraphrase of their website’s claim, which says “Whenever possible, the majority” is made in the U.S. Guess what? It’s always possible, but that claim promises nothing at all.

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