10 made-in-America brands you've never heard of

It's no secret that in the fashion industry, most of our clothing is manufactured overseas. While there are a handful of heritage brands that have vowed to design and produce only in the U.S. to boost the economy, very few have stayed true to that philosophy. So, in honor of Independence Day, we've highlighted a few brands who pride themselves on keeping it Stateside. These designers have created coveted ready-to-wear and accessories that have all been made from start to finish right here on American soil. Click through to learn about each designer and shop their collections.

10 made-in-America brands you don't know about (but should)
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10 made-in-America brands you've never heard of

Elizabeth Suzann

A self-taught designer who prides herself on studying the relationship between society and fashion. Her collections are made up of simple silhouettes that reflect her mission for creating quality, timeless garments.

Artist Dress: $210 at Elizabeth Suzann Small Knot Bag: $175 at Elizabeth Suzann Sienna Dress: $255 at Elizabeth Suzann

Wal And Pai

With a common passion for shoes and quality, Harel Waldman and Hsuan Pai teamed up to create a comfortable and affordable shoe line. By using distressed leathers and detailed designs, the duo achieves a balance between casual and minimalism in their sandals.

Wal and Pai Central Matte Grey Heel: $455 at Anthom Wal and Pai Main Sandal: $372 at Need Supply Co. Olympic Sandal: $230 at Need Supply Co.

All Hands

NYC based designer Jen Stillwell started her company when she was working on a ship and traveling the world as a member of an artisan development fund. Her rustically worn designs are made from soft leather that is minimally processed and holds all of its natural imperfections.

Albatross Bucket Bag: $565 at All Hands Small Canvas Ditty Bag: $160 at All Hands Lazo Saddle: $489 at All Hands Oscura Bucket Bag: $620 at All Hands

Frank Clegg

Growing up with a mother who was a seamstress and a grandfather who tanned and produced leather, Frank Clegg hoped to one day create his own leather craftsmanship brand. He takes pride in the fine quality of his handcrafted bags and their durability. 

Draw String Shoulder Bag: $525 at Frank Clegg Leatherworks Signature Tumbled Leather Bag: $390 at Frank Clegg Leatherworks Harness Belting Leather Bag: $275 at Frank Clegg Leatherworks

Gemma Redux

Rachel Dooley was on track to becoming a lawyer when she found a passion for building vintage necklaces from mixed-metals and industrial materials. Her fluid designs are formed into geometric shapes that balance strong metals with colorful stones.

Mechanix Hand Bracelet: $280 at Gemma Redux Mechanix Large Hoops: $245 at Gemma Redux Chain Choker Necklace: $175 at ShopBop


Having grown up with parents in the entertainment business, Marin Hopper found it natural to create a handbag line that draws on Hollywood history and glamour. Her bold, metallic clutches and exotic animal skin totes are just a few pieces that define her line.

Kit Clutch: $995 at Hayward Maggie: $1,695 at Hayward Foldover Tote: $3,195 at Hayward

Krewe Du Optic

As a creative entrepreneur, Stirling Barett's passion for the culture of New Orleans spurred his his vision to start Krewe Du Optic. All of his sunglasses reflect the spirit of Mardi Gras with fun, bright colors and relfective lenses.

Julia Rue Tortoise + Matte Champaign Polarized: $235 at Krewe Du Optic Louisa Black: $220 at Krewe Du Optic Toulouse Bone: $165 at Krewe Du Optic

Laquan Smith

Beginning his career at only 19 years old, LaQuan Smith developed a skill for sewing and pattern-making taught by his grandmother in Queens. His love for bold, sexy pieces is apparent in every collection and has caught the attention of celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Beyonce. 

Linda Mini Mesh Smart Executive LBD Dress: $425 at Laquan Smith Milky Way Skirt: $400 at Laquan Smith Mesh Nova Dress: $800 at Laquan Smith Lace Skirt: $400 at Laquan Smith


After a fashion internship at Vogue, Catherine Litke spent years traveling all over the world with stylists which was the perfect inspiration to start her line made from materials found on her trips. Her unique pieces play on a combination of intricate details and flattering silhouettes. 

Easy Dress: $327 at Litke Beryl Shopping Tote: $195 at Litke Halter Striped Dress: $225 at Litke

Welcome Companions

Laurel Consuelo Broughton took her background in architecture and began designing structurally focused accessories that soon became the start of her fun and functional line Welcome Companions. She plays up conceptual shapes with shoulder bags that look toast, a diary clutch-wallet and crossbodies that resemble an eye.

Classic Square One: $400 at Welcome Companions Cocktail Toast Cross Body: $490 at Welcome Companions Diary Clutch-Wallet: $620 at Welcome Companions


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