There’s nothing like slipping into a comfy pair of PJs at the end of a long day or lounging around on lazy weekend mornings. They are also essential items if you have little ones. But can you find jammies that are made in the USA? The answer is yes! We did the research to find all the pajamas made in the USA. We will also tell you how to determine the country of origin when shopping for pajamas.
Full List of Pajamas Brands Made in the USA
JJwinks is a Los Angeles-based brand that prides itself on making stylish yet comfy women’s sleepwear and loungewear that can even be worn outside the house with a bit of dressing up. Their tops and bottoms are sold separately. However, if you go to the JJ Sets section of their website, you will discover which tops and bottoms perfectly match.
This made-in-the-USA clothing company has a line called Goodnite Wear. Their selection isn’t huge, but you can find both tops and bottoms in a blend of bamboo and cotton fabric that is super-soft.
Esme produces pajamas for both boys and girls in a wide variety of styles, patterns, and colors. Sizes generally range from 6 months to size 16 for girls and 6 months to size 14 for boys. A handful of girls’ styles also come in adult sizes, so moms and daughters can have matching sleepwear. In addition to pajamas, Esme makes kids’ clothing, swimwear, underwear, toys, and accessories.
This company makes 100% American cotton pajamas and clothing for infants and kids in Brooklyn, New York. As a bonus, the cotton Winter Water Factory uses is certified organic. They even have a few styles for women, with sizes ranging from XS to XXXL.
PAIGELAUREN makes cute organic cotton pajamas for babies. As a bonus, each PL product comes with a reusable cotton bag.
City Threads makes pajama sets, mainly for children, that are knit, dyed, cut, and sewn in Los Angeles. Some are made of organic cotton. They do have a few styles for men and women. Each style is available in a variety of colors, in some cases in as many as a dozen. Most of their styles are sensory-friendly, meaning they don’t have zippers, buttons, or snaps. In addition, all waistbands are covered in soft, high-quality fabric, so they don’t irritate sensitive skin.
Despite the name, this brand isn’t just for infants. CastleWear Baby makes organic cotton pajamas in sizes ranging from 2T to 8 years. They are preshrunk, which helps take the guesswork out of purchasing the right size. Customers particularly love their Organic Cotton Fleece Pajama and Play Set because it keeps little ones warm on even the coldest winter nights. Also, the fuzzy side of the material is on the inside for extra softness.
How to Find Pajamas Made in the USA
Determining what country a pair of PJs came from can be challenging, especially if you are online shopping and don’t have a physical tag to examine. Below we will give you some of the best methods we’ve discovered for finding domestically-made pajamas.
For more detailed information on shopping for USA-made goods, check out our made in the USA labeling explainer.
The materials a pair of jammies are made from can go a long way toward helping you find out if they were made in the USA and if they will be a good option for you.
Cotton is commonly used in pajamas because it is lightweight and comfortable. This natural, breathable fabric keeps you cool during the summer and warm during the winter. It is also easy to care for.
Fortunately, the United States is a key cotton producer on the global stage, along with China and India. This means you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a pair of cotton PJs made in the USA.
Wool is another popular option for pajamas because it regulates body temperature. The best quality wool for sleepwear comes from Merino sheep because of its softness. These days most Merino wool comes from Australia, but some is produced in the United States. So, if you do some research, you can find wool jammies made here.
Bamboo is a trendy fabric, especially for sensitive skin, because it is soft and non-irritating. It’s a good choice for sleepwear due to its body temperature regulating and anti-microbial properties.
Although bamboo is commonly associated with China, this plant is also grown in the United States for domestic use.
Silk is a natural choice for those who want a touch of luxury in their sleepwear. This fabric is soft, hypoallergenic, and looks beautiful. However, the United States isn’t big on silk production. Instead, the USA imports most of it from overseas. The biggest silk-producing countries are China, India, and Uzbekistan. We’re not saying it’s impossible to find domestically-sourced silk pajamas, but it may take you a while.
The federal government has some laws and regulations making it easier for consumers to find USA-made products. For example, Title 19, Chapter 4, Section 1304 of the U.S. Code says the labels of all products shipped from overseas must include their country of origin. However, this only applies to the physical product found in stores. Manufacturers are not required to provide information online on where items were made.
If you aren’t sure where a product comes from, I recommend sending an e-mail to the company or giving them a call. Be sure to ask where the item was manufactured and where the materials are sourced from.
Here are some additional tips for finding USA-made pajamas and other products.
First, you should be aware that the U.S. government doesn’t protect the image of the American flag. This means if you see Old Glory on a product or its label, or in advertising, there’s no guarantee the item was manufactured here.
Also, when shopping for made in the USA products, look for close-but-not-quite language like “assembled in the USA” or “stitched in the USA.” These phrases often mean at least some of the materials were sourced from overseas.
Pajamas Not Made in the USA
Below are some popular PJ brands not manufactured here. Check back for updates to this list.
- Columbia Clothing – Their pajamas are made overseas.
- Duluth Trading Co. – This company’s PJs are not manufactured here.
- J. Crew – Their pajamas are imported.
- L.L. Bean – This brand’s PJs are made overseas.
- Vineyard Vines – Their pajamas are not made domestically.