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23 Made In America Clothing Brands You Should Know

Quality > quantity.

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First thing's first: Yes, this shit is mostly expensive. But with good reason.

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That cost reflects the difference between factory workers who make ~$12 an hour and sweatshop employees who make dollars a day, and in unsafe, poorly regulated conditions for unethically long hours.

The less depressing reason to buy American-made clothes is simple: supporting American manufacturing jobs. Even a small purchase, buying an American made t-shirt, supports Americans workers.

An added bonus of buying U.S. made? If you have a problem with a product you can usually find the company and actually get in touch with someone who can help you.

8. Levi's Vintage Clothing (LVC)

What: Recreations of archival Levi's models, made how they used to be made, with denim from the famous Cone Mills in North Carolina.

Tip: My favorite model is the 501 1954XX, which is based on the 501 from 1954, the year Levi's introduced the zipper to its jeans.

13. New Balance

What: Not all New Balance shoes are made in America, but a decent variety of styles are available on their website and at national retailers like Nordstrom.

Tip: The best New Balance colorways are the low-key, muted combos that made the brand a favorite of dads.

Of course, this is just a handful of American-made brands. Tell us about your favorite in the comments.

And shouts to A Continuous Lean for maintaining a solid list of American manufacturers.

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