The right bedding can be tough to find, especially stuff that is domestically made. So, we set out to uncover bedding made in the USA coming from the best manufacturers in the nation. Below, you’ll find our research, details on each brand, and some shopping tips for finding the country of origin.
Full List of Bedding Brands Made in the USA
Authenticity50 makes bedding products that are 100% sourced and made in the USA (“Seed-to-Stitch,” as they say). The cotton for their Signature Sheets is sourced from a family-owned farm in California. Their bedding set comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and 2 pillow cases, which fit wonderfully on their Custom Comfort Pillows. Authenticity50 just released new blankets as well, which are very comfortable. We also had the pleasure of speaking with the co-founders of Authenticity50, you can check out our exclusive interview with them here.
American Blossom is a pretty new brand on the bedding scene that reached out to us a little while ago, and boy are we glad that they did. We fell in love with their American made duvet cover, which is made from 100% West Texas organic cotton. They also make sheet sets, pillows, and a few other products.
Brahms Mount has been producing high-quality American made blankets in the Maine headquarters since 1983. Blankets are handwoven on antique shuttle looms by their experts, resulting in a quality that is tough to match compared to some other big-name blanket brands. They come in a variety of materials – cotton, wool, linen, and a few blended options. They also have a ton of styles and patterns to choose from.
Victor Mill makes some classic bedding options, and rose above the competition for quality and style options. Choose from over 20 different bedding styles on their online store! Every bedding order is made one at a time, so it’s really easy to customize your order for what you want. Because they are custom made, delivery takes a little longer than normal, about 2-3 weeks. However, the wait is worth it in terms of quality. All bed sets (with the exception of the twin) come with two shams and one comforter. Sizes include: twin, full, queen, king, and daybed. If you’d like a bed skirt to go with it, they are sold separately, but can be easily found on their website under the name of the bedding style that you select.
CozyPure Organic Cotton sheets are some of the most comfortable sheets we’ve come across in our research, and it just so happens that they have no synthetic blends in them. They come with a slight wrinkle in them, but that’s on purpose – they aren’t finished with formaldehyde chemical treatments that are typically used on other sheets to get a wrinkle-free finish. They also make comforters, blankets, pillows, and other bedding products.
The Bates Mill Store is family owned and operated and has been offering bedspreads, blankets, and other products since the early 2000s. The Bates Mill Manufacturing company dates back all the way to 1850, but sadly closed its doors in 2001. This homage was created by the former Bates President Fred Level and another great American manufacturer, Maine Heritage Weavers.
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How To Find Bedding Made In The USA
There is nothing better than nice soft bedding. Good quality comforters, sheets, and pillows promote good sleep and are long-lasting. If you are in the market for quality bedding, you should consider looking at products made in the USA. US-made bedding is often produced with good fabrics, and, as a plus, you would also be supporting the American economy.
With most production now taking place abroad, finding American-made products isn’t as easy as it should be. So, let’s break it down to help you find bedding made in the USA.
What Does “Made in the USA” Mean?
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), “made in the USA” means that the product is “all or virtually all” made in the United States. It defines it as everything from the raw materials to the product assembly should be based in the United States. However, it’s worth noting that the FTC does not do the best job in policing the usage of the “made in the USA” label.
If you’d like to learn more about this, check out our detailed “made in the USA” guide.
To find bedding made in the USA we must first look at the materials that are commonly used and determine where they are manufactured.
Cotton is the most popular textile used to make bedding. Cotton is popular because it is soft, breathable, and durable. Here are a few different types of cotton used in bedding:
- Egyptian cotton: A super-soft, smooth and luxurious material.
- Pima cotton: Known for its natural sheen and softness.
- Upland cotton: Not as soft or high quality as other types of cotton and is generally cheaper.
Cotton is a 21 billion-dollar industry in the United States. But the USA is still only the third largest cotton producer worldwide. China and India are the leading producers of this material. However, since the USA still produces a significant amount of cotton, it should be easy to find US-made cotton.
Linen is a durable, breathable, and moisture-wicking fabric that is 30% stronger than cotton. Linen is used to make sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers, among other things. It is made from fiber extracted from stalks of the flax plant, which is mainly found in European countries.
Like most textiles, China is the biggest producer of linen, but a significant amount of high-quality linen fabric comes from Europe. The USA does not produce a significant amount of linen, so it may be difficult to find linen bedding made in the USA.
Nylon is a synthetic fiber composed of polyamides. It is strong, durable, and soft fiber for making shiny and wrinkle-free bedsheets.
China is the largest producer of nylon worldwide, but the USA doesn’t lag too far behind. The USA produces roughly 2.4 million tons of nylon yearly, ranking fourth in terms of nylon production worldwide.
Polyester is inexpensive and is usually blended with another fiber, such as cotton, when making bedding. China is by far the largest producer of polyester. However, it is still possible to find polyester that is manufactured in the United States as we still produce around 1.4 million tons of the material each year. Specifically, two US companies, Eastman Chemical Company and William Barnet & Son, are huge names in the polyester industry.
Looking at the label is the next step to finding bedding made in the USA. Two pieces of legislation really help us to find US-made products more easily.
The first of these is the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act. This act states that on textile products, companies must label the products with the following:
- The standardized language for fiber material used in making that product.
- Percentage of what percentage of the material is utilized in the production.
- The country of origin.
In addition, the US Code Title 19 Chapter 4 Section 1304 says that if the product or material is imported, it should be labeled with its country of origin.
With these two pieces of legislation in mind, to find bedding made in the USA, you should look specifically for the label that says “made in the USA.” The FTC protects the usage of this label. However, as mentioned already, the FTC does not do the best job at doing this. This is in part because there is no pre-approval system in place. So, it is up to the individual companies to determine whether or not their products can use the “made in the USA” label.
Another important consideration when checking out a product’s labels is to watch out for the tricky words and phrases used. Companies may trick their customers with phrases on their labels like “made in the USA with imported materials,” “designed in the USA,” “manufactured in the USA,” or even “made in America.” None of these phrases actually indicate that the product is truly made in the USA.
A final “watch out” worth mentioning is the usage of the American flag sticker on labels. Just because you see the American flag on the product’s label or packaging does not necessarily mean the product is made in the USA. So, take it with a grain of salt.
Here are some more tips to help you find your US-made bedding.
Company’s Official Website
The company’s “About Us” page or the product page should state whether or not the product is made in the USA. Companies are not required to state the country of origin on online or promotional materials, so if you can’t find any information about where the product is made, assume it’s made overseas. “Made in the USA” is a huge selling point, so companies are not likely to be silent about this fact.
Call The Company
Still not sure where to find bedding made in the USA? Just call the company, and a representative should be able to answer your questions.