When it comes to ethical consumption, there are many factors to consider. Of course, you make sure your earthy tunic is made of 100% certified organic cotton, but where was it made? If you said the U.S., you’d probably be in the minority. In fact, you're much more likely to see a foreign country (with typically lax working-condition requirements) printed on your hangtag. So, in the spirit of celebrating work done Stateside, we applaud the companies that are doing what they can to keep their factories on U.S. soil.
And, we're not just talking Pendleton and L.L.Bean. Tons of smaller brands are also in on the domestic-production tip. You’re no longer limited to (albeit beautiful) wool jackets or (yes, crucial) Bean boots. Instead, you're free to nab insanely gorgeous dresses, printed goods, and silk-screened leather totes that are all homegrown. Click through to meet 19 current, absolutely with-it designers proving that right now is a great time to be proud to be an American.
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