5 Companies Manufacturing Apparel Blanks in the USA

American Apparel has dominated the market for Made in USA apparel blanks. However since their financial woes and recent acquisition, it’s feared they may be closing most of their domestic manufacturing operations very soon. In response we have compiled a small list of other companies still making apparel blanks in America while offering affordable wholesale prices.


1. Royal Apparel

Since 1992, Royal Apparel has been the East Coast company that combines the most current styles with the latest production technology providing quality and comfort. Support the local economy and fair labor practices when you buy from Royal Apparel. Not only will you be keeping business stateside, but you’ll also receive the quality only Made in the USA clothing can provide. Royal Apparel is a company you can trust to provide you with quality, American made clothing.


2. Bella + Canvas

Their mission, since day one, has been to bring retail tees to the wholesale market and high quality has been their priority. Starting at the thread level, they design the composition of each knit to make sure it will become the best feeling, fitting and printing tee you’ve ever worn.


3. Groceries Apparel

Groceries Apparel manufactures in their own California factory to ensure standards and values are fully executed. Vertically-integrated, local, and traceable production maximizes quality, efficiency, and employee pay, and minimizes redundancy, waste, and our carbon footprint. To date they have manufactured over 2 million local and responsibly-made garments.


4. Bayside

Bayside began with just a few sewing machines and one mission: To produce high quality, “Made in the USA” garments at competitive prices. Today, Bayside provides you with the finest printable apparel. They knit and finish only high quality fabric and combine it with excellent American workmanship.


5. American Made Supply Co.

American Made Supply Co. is a fast-growing direct-to-consumer retail and private label brand, made in America, of course, from their headquarters in Los Angeles. And they put the most powerful symbol we know — the American flag — on every single piece we create, as the ultimate sign that we stand behind our apparel. Because for them, this is what it means to be American Made.


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80/20 USA's mission is not only to serve it's members and clients well, but to empower individuals to do the right thing, to consider the economic impact of every purchase they make and to choose American Made wherever possible.

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