Flannel shirts are an all-American look, but not many are still made in the USA. We did the research to find all the American-made flannel shirts which we listed below. We also included some material sourcing and made in the USA labeling tips and some well-known brands we came across in our research that aren’t made here. Let’s get started.
Full List of Flannel Shirt Brands Made in the USA
All American Clothing Co. is a phenomenal storefront of made-in-the-USA clothing, including flannel shirts. The selection of these shirts is greater for men, but we did find one designed for women. The company partners with several domestic manufacturers and brands to sell their goods.
American Giant is based in California and makes flannel shirts for both men and women. The company worked with the last fabric mill in the US to yarn-dye every piece to create rich and beautifully colored prints that last for decades. Use our code AAR for 20% off.
We found one men’s flannel shirt available to order from American Trench. The shirt is made with Italian cotton rather than U.S. cotton, but it is cut and sewn in Massachusetts.
Save Khaki United’s website states that all its products are manufactured in the United States, but it is transparent about the fact that some of the materials may be imported. Through an online chat with a company representative, we learned the cotton for their flannel shirts is imported from India. However, they are assembled here.
Established in 2005, Todd Shelton creates minimalist, timeless designs of menswear garments. Their products, including their flannel shirts, are manufactured from their facility in New Jersey.
How to Find Flannel Shirts Made in the USA
Finding the country of origin can be frustrating, especially when you’re shopping online and can’t look at the tag. So, here are some tips for finding U.S.-made flannel shirts.
For all our advice on shopping for American-made products, make sure to head to our made-in-the-USA labeling explainer guide.
If you’re after an American-made product, you should look specifically at tops made from materials sourced in the USA. Since so much clothing manufacturing takes place overseas these days, finding flannel shirts 100% sourced in the United States may be difficult, so try to find something that is at least primarily sourced in the USA.
The United States is the third-largest cotton producer globally, after India and China.
Synthetic polyester is sometimes blended with other fibers, such as cotton. China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Japan, and Indonesia are the major manufacturers of polyester. However, some production still takes place in the U.S.
Linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant. China is the largest manufacturer of linen nowadays, but some is still made in Ireland, Belgium, Italy, and the United States.
Australia is the world’s largest wool producer, followed by China and the United States. Approximately 17% of all wool comes from the U.S.
The U.S. has laws in place that help with some country-of-origin labeling transparency. Title 19 Chapter 4 Section 1304 of the United States Code requires all imported products to be labeled as such with their country of origin on the product or packaging. According to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act and Wool Products Labeling Act, most clothing and other textile products made in the USA must be labeled as such on the tag.
However, the requirements for being able to label your products as “made in the USA” are about as clear as mud. To advertise a product as “made in the USA,” the FTC requires that the product be “all or virtually all” made in the U.S. The FTC also doesn’t require pre-approval for using “made in the USA” language and doesn’t have a good history of policing its abuse.
Many companies use confusing jargon to trick consumers into thinking a particular product is made in the U.S. For example, some companies use phrases like “assembled in the USA” or “manufactured in the USA,” but that could mean most or even all of the materials for a product were sourced from overseas. It might even mean not all of the production was done in the U.S. Similarly, the “made in America” label means the product could have been made in Canada or Mexico.
Another thing to watch out for is the American flag. The usage of the American flag on labels is not protected, so just because a company uses the flag does not automatically mean that the product is made in the USA.
Most people who buy clothing prefer to do so in a brick-and-mortar store to try them on to ensure a perfect fit without returning them. This also makes it easier to check the labeling to see precisely where they were made. However, if you can’t find what you want locally and have to search online, it’s much trickier to figure out if the flannel shirt you are buying was really made here. In that case, it’s a good idea to call the company, email them or chat with them online.
Flannel Shirts Not Made in the USA
Here are some popular brands that are not made in the USA. We’ll keep updating this list as we find more.
- Bonobos: Their flannel shirts are imported, according to their website. Our previous research showed the vast majority of their goods are made in either India or Vietnam.
- Buck Mason: Their flannel shirts are manufactured in Indonesia from fabric sourced from China.
- Filson: Their flannel shirts are made in either India or Sri Lanka.
- L.L. Bean: Their flannel shirts are imported. The website doesn’t always list what country the imported shirts are from, but quite a few of them are from Portugal.