There are a lot of sweatshirt manufacturers out there, and most of them are made overseas. It can be really tough to find American made sweatshirt brands, so we did the research and compiled our findings below. We also include some tips for spotting the country of origin when you’re shopping for a new sweatshirt and uncover some of the popular brands that aren’t made here. Let’s dive in!
Full List of Sweatshirt Brands Made in the USA
American Giant is based in California and makes some of the most comfortable hoodies and sweatshirts around. Their classic full-zip hoodie is a crowd favorite, and they have a bunch of crew neck options for men and women as well. You can use the code AAR at checkout for 20% off your entire order if you’re a first-time customer.
All American Clothing Co. is a retailer of several American clothing manufacturers and has a lot of affordable options for sweatshirts that are no-frills and look good.
Freedom Fatigues is a small, family-owned business in Michigan that is making some good patriotic sweatshirts. I have their vertical flag patriotic hoodie and love how comfortable it is. They have a lot of designs to choose from for men and women, so make sure to give them a look. Make sure to use our discount code ALLAMERICAN15 for 15% off regularly-priced items.
1620 makes super tough workwear, sweatshirts and hoodies included. Everything is made from their proprietary fabric that is 10x stronger than cotton. So, if you need something that can survive the rough conditions of a job site, 1620 is for you.
American Trench is another retailer of several great American made clothing manufacturers and has a lot of sweatshirts and outerwear to choose from. They partner with great suppliers like CamberUSA, Tailored Industry, and others to produce all their sweatshirts.
Runabout Goods is a small manufacturer in California that focuses on everyday outdoor clothing. They have a good selection of crew neck sweatshirts that are made from 100% cotton and are very comfortable. Check out their other jackets as well while you’re over there! Lots of options.
Duckworth makes sweatshirts and hoodies for men and women from Montana-grown Merino wool. All of their manufacturing is based in Montana.
If you’re looking for fashionable women’s sweatshirts, look no further than Hackwith Design House. They have tons of cute options that you can mix and match way better than a traditional crew neck sweatshirt or hoodie – and they are still comfortable!
Gamine Workwear has some great sweaters for women who work outside. They are a sustainability-focused brand and have a couple of sweater styles that are perfect for the colder months.
Benchmark FR makes amazing flame-resistant sweatshirts and hoodies for folks who need something reliable and durable on the job. They have many reflective options as well. Everything is also completely traceable, so you can identify every part of production for every sweatshirt.
Goodwear makes high-quality casualwear and their pullover and full-zip hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts are no exception. They are made from 80/20 US cotton fleece and fit women and men.
Love of Country Clothing makes very patriotic gear, so if you’d like something with graphics on it, they are a good option. They have full-zip and pullover hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts in a variety of colors to choose from.
Farm Fresh Clothing sweatshirts are made in California from 100% organic cotton and eco-friendly, water-based inks. So, if you’re looking for a more sustainable option, check them out.
Flint and Tinder is very transparent about their production process, which we really appreciate. Their 10-Year Hoodie is very popular, so definitely check that out. The cotton is from South Carolina, zippers are from Georgia, and twill tape from Pennsylvania. Everything is cut and sewn at their factory in Los Angeles.
Ramblers Way has a lot of crew neck sweatshirts to choose from. Most of them are made from 100% Rambouillet Merino wool that is grown and sewn in the U.S. Rambouillet sheep are a cousin of Merino sheep and very prevalent in the American West. Ramblers Way works with ranchers in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas. They have a few sweatshirts made from imported wool, though, so just watch out for those.
Hard Tail Forever makes a lot of stylish sweatshirts for women that come in a wide variety of styles. They have sweatshirts, hoodies, wraps, pullovers, and plenty more, all with the bottoms to match.
Los Angeles Apparel is one of the largest U.S. clothing manufacturing operations and makes a lot of good options for men, women, and kids. Their sweatshirts are really comfortable and have good, basic style.
Boathouse has a few sweatshirt options for men and women, although their real bread and butter is technical outerwear. Check out some of their crew neck sweatshirts that have some unique design features.
Harvest & Mill is a sustainable, organic clothing brand that offers a few hoodies for men and women. They have limited color options, but that’s because they only use natural fabrics and dyes. Everything is grown and sewn, 100% made in the USA.
WSI has a great selection of lightweight performance hoodies. If you want something that is breathable, soft, and with UPF protection, definitely give them a look.
Save Khaki United manufactures amazing crew neck sweatshirts and sweaters in a variety of styles and colors. They also have fleece sweatshirts and bomber jackets that are quite stylish.
Devium USA is a clothing manufacturer that makes everything in small batches to minimize waste and really focus on quality. They have a couple of sweatshirts available – one pullover hoodie and one crew sweatshirt.
NutSac primarily manufactures men’s bags, but also has a single full-zip hoodie in their online store. And let me tell you – this thing is comfortable! It comes in three colors and is made from a cotton, polyester, and rayon blend.
Origin has so many great hoodies and sweatshirts in their online store. Everything passes Berry Amendment Standards and is built for folks with an active lifestyle. These sweatshirts can withstand a lot of wear and tear.
American Roots has a great selection of hoodies, quarter zips, and other sweatshirts. Everything is union-made, domestically sourced, and very high-quality.
Kitanica has a few tactical hoodies that are made in the USA. Not all of their apparel and gear is made domestically, though. Just make sure to check the tag or the product details on their website.
Lifewear makes sweatshirts and t-shirts that are 100% union-made right here in the USA. If you need some basic crew neck sweatshirts or hoodies, definitely check them out. They also give discounts for bulk orders.
Dehen 1920 is a clothing manufacturer with over one hundred years of experience! They have some awesome American made shawl sweaters, hoodies, and other sweatshirts in their online store.
Spiritex has crew neck sweatshirts and hoodies for men and women that are entirely made in the USA with American grown cotton. They get their cotton from farms in Texas and have several mill partnerships around the Carolinas that clean, spin, knit, and finish all their clothing.
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How to Find Sweatshirts Made in the USA
Finding the country of origin can be extremely difficult, especially when you’re shopping online. Below are some tips to help you while you’re searching for a new sweatshirt along with some of our research on popular American-sourced materials and more.
For all of our tips, check out our guide on spotting American made products.
Sweatshirts can be made from a wide variety of materials, but only a few dominate most of the manufacturing.
Cotton is by far the most popular material used in sweatshirts. India and China are the top two global producers of cotton, making up 45-50% of global production. The United States is currently in third place and Brazil a distant fourth. So, make sure when you’re shopping to look for language like “U.S. grown cotton” or similar phrasing.
Wool is the other big material used in sweatshirt manufacturing. The U.S. has a lot of wool farmers, but isn’t even in the top ten countries in terms of global manufacturing and the 2 million tonnes of wool produced every year. China (19%), Australia (16%), and New Zealand (8%) are the top three producing countries.
In the U.S., Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas have the biggest flocks of sheep, but the Rocky Mountain states of Montana and Wyoming also make a significant contribution. Like I mentioned earlier, Rambouillet sheep are popular in the American West, so just make sure to check where the sheep are from when you’re trying to find the source of any brand’s wool.
Luckily, we have some U.S. legislation on our side to help us identify the country of origin. Title 19, Chapter 4, Section 1304 of the U.S. code is one of those. It states that all imported products must be labeled as such with their country of origin on the product or packaging. So, it should be pretty easy to spot if you’re shopping in a store. Unfortunately, that law doesn’t apply to marketing materials or the brand’s website, so shopping online and trying to find the country of origin is notoriously difficult.
When in doubt, I always advise to pick up the phone and call the brand.
In the clothing industry, we also have the Textile Products Identification Act of 1960 to help us out. This law deals with labeling – essentially, all tags must be labeled with the fiber contents of the clothing and the brand or manufacturer that it came from.
Just a couple other shopping tips to leave you with.
First, don’t trust that a brand is made in the USA just because they have “American” or “USA” in their name, or if they have an American flag on their logo or products. The use of the American flag is not regulated whatsoever, and can be deceiving you into thinking that their products are made in the USA.
Second, watch out for vague language like “designed in the USA,” “printed in the USA,” or “sewn in the USA,” (just to name a few) which are nearly dead giveaways that the company is not sourcing the raw materials for their sweatshirts in the United States.
Sweatshirts Not Made in the USA
Here are some popular sweatshirt brands that are not made here. We’ll keep this list updated as we find more.