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“Made in America” isn’t just about flags, pickup trucks and Levi’s. We’re seeing more fashion brands run by women who embrace domestic design and production values. SheSpark pulled a handful of fashionable, “Made In America” brands that you can sport on Independence Day and every other day of the year. Don’t live in the US? No problem! These brands are fitting for women of any age and nationality.
In 1979, Karen Kane started selling tops. Since then, her California clothing line has expanded into a full lifestyle aesthetic. In addition to sportswear, her collection also includes yoga/lounge wear, hats, and eyewear. Karen states her brand’s corporate responsibilities, including a transparent supply chain and respectful working conditions for all.
She’s been a fashion icon since her first line launched in the mid-1980s, and Nicole Miller’s collections now appear in over 1,200 retail outlets nationwide. With fans like Beyoncé and Debra Messing, this New York powerhouse shows no signs of slowing down.
Whitney Lundeen saw a need for mom-friendly clothing that is fashionable. So she took matters (and fabrics) into her own hands. “Crafted out of four-way stretch modal-spandex, my dresses have the flattering lines of runway designers, but instead of dry-clean-only silk-chiffon, lace or wool-crepe, Sonnet James dresses are made from soft, stretchy, durable, and easily washable fabrics. They are the perfect dresses for fashionable mothers.” Whitney also donates a portion of proceeds to charities– over $31,000!!
Rebecca Ray Designs
Rebecca Ray is an accomplished equestrian and loves animals (owning eleven show dogs, three horses, two ponies, four English Lop bunnies and four cats) who lives in Ohio. So, it’s no surprise that she designs for the equestrian in all of us with hardware and leathers “bench made” by artisans. What does that mean? No electricity, no assembly lines. Just peddle-operated sewing machines. Each piece is a work of art!
Alex + Ani
This brand is not only made in America, it has donated over $50 million to over 50 charities. Carolyn Raphaelian bases her jewelry designs on sacred symbols (we may remember we featured her Wonder Woman bracelet in our Holiday Gift Guide 2017). Modern and classic meanings abound with Alex + Ani’s inspirational pieces that are chic and made in America.
From the beach to the tennis court to the airport, cinda b. accessories keep you moving. These lightweight, fabric bags are easy on the back and machine washable — YES! Made in Indiana, these quilted accessories are sold now in all 50 states and, of course, online.
Are there Made In America brands founded by women that you love? Share them with us in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.