Getting Shirts Made in the USA
Designing and manufacturing shirts in the USA is something that a lot of people have come to value. While this often times can increase the price of products, U.S. based production supports the local economy and American jobs. Some also value American production for ethical and environmental benefits compared to overseas factories.
These t-shirt brands are popular, affordable, and American made.
The mission at Bella & Canvas is “to bring retail tees to the wholesale market,” and by doing so, they have focused on quality. These shirts are comfortable, trendy, and stylish. Bella & Canvas aims to bring transparency to their sourcing and production and outlines where garments are produced on their website.
This brand hopes to become the leading company in American made garments. At LA Apparel, they pay garment workers $12-$18 an hour at their LA factories. They are big advocates for increasing minimum wage to $15 an hour in Los Angeles. They employ thousands of workers in the LA area and provide garment workers some equity in the company. They also want to better the skill levels of their workers, which is why all garment is designed and handled in-house! Their USA made policy “is important to them to support this industry because ultimately it’s good for the environment, as it reduces the carbon footprint of our supply chain.”
All of Custom Ink’s products and offices are made in America. This USA based company was founded in 2000 and its headquarters are located in Fairfax, VA with other offices in Charlottesville, VA, Reno, NV, and Dallas, TX. Custom Ink is an online retail store with exceptional quality that makes custom shirts and sweatshirts ethically in the USA. The company holds itself to high standards with core values of the golden rule, ownership, and innovation. The company also allows for partnering to help fundraise for events and good causes.
For the past 30 years, USA Tees has been the industry winner in screen printing and embroidery. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, the company markets itself on quality and customer service. They create, design, and manufacture their products all in house in Brooklyn.