Shop With Pride: These 10 Denim Brands Are Made in America

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As ubiquitous as denim is to America, it can be surprising to learn that the majority of the denim products we buy are actually made in other countries. But you can still support local talent by choosing to buy American-made brands. And lucky for you, (pun intended, because Lucky Brand jeans are made right here), we've got you covered with all the deetz so you don't have to spend time doing the research. 

Here are 10 American-made denim brands that exemplify American craftsmanship, each with its own story, style, and commitment to quality.

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2. Wrangler (Greensboro, NC)

With roots tracing all the way back to 1904, Wrangler was officially launched in 1947, and has since become synonymous with rugged American denim and apparel. Specializing in both performance jeans and vintage-inspired clothing, the brand maintains a strong commitment to American manufacturing — especially with the launch of its "Rooted Collection," which features jeans made entirely in the U.S.

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3. Tellason (San Francisco, CA)

Established in 2009, Tellason focuses on raw denim by offering jeans and apparel made exclusively from selvedge denim woven on vintage looms. Selvedge is a type of denim known for its clean edge that helps prevent fraying and unravelling. The brand prides itself on sustainability and craftsmanship — with all its products made exclusively in California.

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4. Raleigh Denim Workshop (Raleigh, NC)

Founded by designers Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko in 2007, Raleigh Denim Workshop marries traditional manufacturing methods with a modern approach in style and design. Specializing in jeans, each pair is handcrafted by artisans using locally sourced or recycled materials. The brand also sells other apparel including outerwear, shoes, and accessories for both men and women.

Related: 50 Best American-Made Products You Can Buy

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5. Schaeffer's Garment Hotel (Los Angeles, CA)

If you're looking to splurge on your fits, this boutique brand is known for its bespoke denim by offering customized pieces to fit different styles and aesthetics. Though they specialize in raw and selvedge denim, they also offer other apparel such as T-shirts, jackets, wallets, and even jewelry. All items are "made to last," and are crafted exclusively in Los Angeles. 

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6. Lucky Brand (Los Angeles, CA)

Founded in 1990, Lucky Brand is renowned for its distinctive American spirit and vintage-inspired aesthetic. While not all its products are made in the U.S., the brand has collections that are purely American like its "Made In The Usa Selvedge Jeans." It also places a heavy emphasis on American craftsmanship, and offers a variety of denim styles that celebrate individuality, style, and comfort.

Related: 51 Clothing Brands That Are Still Made in America

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7. Imogene + Willie (Nashville, TN)

Founded in 2009 by Carrie and Matt Eddmenson, Imogene + Willie is housed in an old service station and has become known for its quality denim and community-centric approach. Offering an impressive range of jeans and apparel that cater to a modern lifestyle, the brand maintains the use of traditional crafting techniques and "small-batch production" to minimize waste and cater to different fashion styles. 

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8. 3sixteen (New York, NY)

Established in 2003, 3sixteen is known for its premium selvedge denim, which is woven exclusively for the brand in Okayama, Japan. But don't worry, as of 2019, the company's products are all made exclusively in the U.S. In addition, the brand offers a pretty extensive range of apparel, including fleece, outerwear, accessories, and footwear — all with a focus on fit and unique fabric. 

Related: Made in the USA: 23 Must-See Factory Tours

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9. Gustin (San Francisco, CA)

Gustin stands out for its crowd-sourced business model that offers high-quality selvedge denim directly to consumers at wholesale prices. The brand's jeans are all made in the U.S., with a heavy emphasis on material sourcing, transparency, and customer involvement. The brand also features an extensive range of loungewear, including sweatpants, chinos, and sweatshirts. 

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10. Rogue Territory (Los Angeles, CA)

Established in 2008 by Karl Thoennessen, Rogue Territory prides itself on offering handcrafted denim and apparel with a focus on fit, fabric, and quality. Known for its unique details and custom designs, the company produces in small batches to maintain high standards of quality. It also offers other apparel and accessories such as jewelry, jackets, work shirts, and vintage-inspired trousers. 

Next up: Iconic U.S. Brand Products That Aren't Made in America