Made in the USA: 11 Designers Who Keep It Local

To celebrate Independence Day, here's a look at 11 talented designers who still manufacture their goods almost entirely in the US.

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Tucker by Gaby Basora: You might love Gaby Basora's Tucker for her fun prints, but we love her for her commitment to the Garment District. She told us, “Tucker is made at the same factory that produced my first pieces. My grandfather came from Russia as a tailor and he worked in a factory sewing suits. He later sewed clothes for my mom for a collection she sold to upscale boutiques in Chicago. I have a personal attachment to this village-like mode of production. I am also indebted to the Garment Center for its significant role in Tucker.”
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Rag & Bone: Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone champion the fact that they do their manufacturing in the U.S. Wainwright told WWD this year, "Producing goods here is not only a matter of pride and heritage, but also essential to keeping our economy alive."
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Chris Benz: Chris Benz is one of the rising stars on the fashion scene intent on supporting the Garment District. In an interview with the Sundance Channel Benz said, "It's our responsibility to support the domestic garment industry." 98 percent of Benz's production is done within a two-block radius of his New York City studio.
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The Row: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen manufacture their The Row line in New York City and Los Angeles and are leading the charge promoting "Made in USA" as a symbol of luxury.
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Oscar de la Renta: Oscar de la Renta is often referred to as the American couturier. His commitment to producing his line in the U.S. sets him apart.
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Holmes & Yang: Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang's fashion line is produced almost entirely in the the States, except for some pieces that include French lace. For Yang it is an issue that hits close to home: Her mother used to be a sewing contractor in a factory in Los Angeles before it was forced to close because of the rise of off-shore manufacturing.
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Anna Sui: Anna Sui has a long history of producing all of her goods within the US. She also spearheaded the campaign, "Save the Garment District."
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Nanette Lepore: Designer Nanette Lepore has long been a supporter of the Garment District. Appearing on the PBS' Nightly Business Report this year, she said her focus on producing goods in the US has its benefits. "We can control our inventory. We have speed to market. If Saks is selling out of a top, I can re-cut it and have it back in their stores in 10 days to two weeks."
Freemans Sporting Club: Taavo Somer, the co-founder and designer of Freemans Sporting Club, champions that his line is produced entirely within ten miles of his New York City store.
Yeohlee Teng: Designer Yeohlee Teng works closely with the Made in Midtown initiative that is working to revitalize New York's Garment District and also practices what she preaches, producing nearly every garment she sells in New York.
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Rogan Gregory: Designer Rogan Gregory is both a proponent of eco-friendly fashion and producing goods within the US.
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