STYLE & BEAUTY
09/29/2015 10:17 am ET Updated Sep 29, 2015

These 'American' Clothing Brands Aren't All That American, After All

Oh, say can you see...

It's not always easy to find out where your clothes come from, and it seems to be increasingly harder to find brands that are making their clothes stateside. According to the Los Angeles Times, only 2.5 percent of the clothing purchased by U.S. consumers in 2013 was made in the U.S.

While it's a breeze to find dozens of smaller labels that are making things right here in the U.S., when it comes to finding more mainstream brands, it gets tough. There are a few brands that we assumed were entirely made in America, but it turns out most of them only offer a few products made in the U.S. With the exception of American Apparel, which designs, cuts and sews all of its wares in Los Angeles, most well-known brands only offer a small selection of made-in-America products, while the rest are imported -- see for yourself.

 

1. J Brand: While not all items at J Brand are made in the USA, their iconic denim is. 
Courtesy of J Brand

2. Levi's: Some of their styles of denim are 100 percent made in North Carolina, but the majority aren't. 

Courtesy of Levi's
3. L.L.Bean: Not everything from L.L.Bean is made in America, but their signature canvas bags and many of their duck boots are made in Maine. 
Courtesy of L.L.Bean
Courtesy of New Balance

5. Rag & Bone: The label sells denim made in America, while their knitwear, footwear and outerwear is imported.  

Courtesy of Rag
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