The complete buyer’s guide to tank tops made in the USA.

Whether you’re working out, spending a day at the beach or are just looking for comfortable to wear on a warm summer’s afternoon, tank tops can give you just that extra bit of comfort and help you stay cool. And while that’s often all it is to men, tank tops get a whole new dimension in women’s fashion by taking a tee without sleeves and turning it into a cute or fashionable top.

Unfortunately, like most other clothing, almost all tank tops you’ll find in stores are made overseas. So we wanted to make it a little easier for those who are looking for American made alternatives by making a list of the best brands that offer tank tops made in the USA!

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Best athletic and regular tank tops made in the USA.

We thought we’d start off with what most of us have in mind when taking about tank tops. These tanks are excellent for working out, doing some gardening or wearing casually on a hot day. If you’re looking for men’s tank tops in general, you’ll also find them here.

1. Runyon: best athletic tank tops made in USA

Named after Runyon Canyon in California, Runyon takes inspiration from the canyon’s athletic aspects, as a popular destination for all sorts of physical activities from running to yoga, as well as its beautiful natural scenery and wildlife.

As a sportswear company, they fundamentally focus on athletic gear, so their tank tops are mainly tailored to work out in (though you can perfectly wear them casually as well). They’re one of the few companies that offers tank tops for both men and women, all of which are cut and sewn in California from American made polyester fabrics and available in a vast array of colorful designs.

  • Material: polyester
  • Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
  • Price range: $24 – $36
  • American made fabrics
  • Large selection for both men and women
  • Free US shipping on orders over $50
  • Free 30-day returns

2. Royal Apparel: most affordable American made tanks

Founded back in the 90s, Royal Apparel stayed true to their roots by doubling down on American manufacturing while other brands increasingly moved production overseas. They now operate facilities across 3 states and make a wide selection of affordable clothing, among which is range of tank tops for both men and women.

While they offer a fairly limited range in terms of designs, you can get a casual tank top in decent range of colors and fabrics at a very decent price (sometimes even less than $5 during a sale!). So if you’re just looking for a basic, American made tank top that doesn’t break the bank, Royal Apparel is right up your alley. The only real downside we found is that, while we do know they use some American fabrics, it’s never stated specifically on the product pages whether the fabric is imported or made in the USA.

  • Materials: various
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
  • Price range: $16 – $27
  • Origin of fabrics not always clear
  • Very affordable
  • Options for both men and women
  • Free shipping on orders over $49
  • 30-day return policy

3. Spiritex: organic and 100% American made

If you prefer natural or organic fabrics, Spiritex is definitely worth checking out. While their selection is a little small, in terms of designs and colors, they’re one the only company that offers a full line of organic cotton tank tops made in the USA for both men and women. What’s more, all cotton items from Spiritex are 100% American made! Their cotton is grown in Texas, with the everything from the weaving of the fabrics to the final stitches done in the Carolinas.

  • Material: organic cotton
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Price range: $25 – $34
  • Smaller selection
  • Organic cotton grown in the USA
  • American made fabrics
  • Options for both men and women
  • 14-day return policy

Best American made tank tops for women.

As we mentioned at the start of this post, tank tops can be much more than a sleeveless tee. With a little effort it can turn into a cute top or even a classy shirt to wear to dinner. So we wanted to pay some extra attention to those brands that give girls and women across the USA the opportunity to stay cool and comfortable, yet looking stylish as ever.

1. Classy Cozy Cool: most varied selection

I you’re looking for a more feminine tank top that you’re planning to wear as part of a cute outfit or on a warm day at the beach, rather than during a workout or a stay-at-home day, Classy Cozy Cool is probably your best bet. It’s a small, woman-owned online boutique that wants to make it easy for women to buy American made, while still having a lot of unique, affordable designs to choose from. So while they do offer some plain tanks, most feature cute or classy designs worthy of a casual day or even a date-night.

Just like all Classy Cozy Cool clothing, the tank tops are cut and sewn in the USA. The origin of the fabrics depends from item to item. If it’s important to you that the fabric is American made, you can check the product description or browse their made in USA fabric collection (though your options will be more limited).

  • Materials: various
  • Sizes: varies per item
  • Price range: $18 – $80
  • Some American fabrics
  • Huge variety of women’s tank tops
  • Free US shipping on orders over $99
  • 30-day return policy (free for exchanges)

2. Groceries Apparel: feminine and sustainable

We can best describe Groceries Apparel as a combination of femininity and sustainability; their tank tops are made from natural fabrics, dyed with plant-based dyes (sometimes even sourced from local food-waste!), and tend to show off a little skin or curves. So if you value sustainability, want to wear something comfortable yet cute or work out and look good doing it, Groceries Apparel could be just what you’re looking for.

All their tank tops are made in the USA, more specifically their very own factory in downtown Los Angeles. Unfortunately we don’t currently know where any of their fabrics come from.

  • Materials: organic cotton, eucalyptus Tencel, hemp, spandex
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Price range: $44 – $78
  • Origin fabrics currently unknown
  • Organic fabrics and sustainable dyes
  • Free US shipping on orders over $100
  • 15-day return policy ($4 fee)

3. US Blanks: both casual and athletic

US Blanks strikes the perfect balance between casual and athletic tank tops; comfortable enough to work out in, yet stylish enough to wear in day-to-day outfits. They’re a California based manufacturer that sources their fabrics from a mill located only a few miles away from their facility, so all their tank tops are made in the USA.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing this list, a lot of their tank tops are being discontinued. So while they used to have some options available for men and a more designs for women, that may not be the case anymore. Though they should still be worth checking out if you’re looking for women’s tanks.

  • Materials: organic cotton, hemp, cotton, polyester/rayon blends
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Price range: $28 – $36
  • A lot of items might be discontinued or sold out
  • American made fabrics
  • Free US shipping on orders over $40
  • Free 30-day returns

Honorable Mentions

As to not make this list too long, we couldn’t fully feature all brands that offer tank tops made in the USA. However, we wanted to briefly include them as they might offer something specific you’re interested in, and because they deserve the credit for making the effort to manufacture in America!

  • American Giant makes a small range of athletic tank tops for women. They’re 100% American made, from cotton grown in the USA! Their smaller selection and somewhat higher price compared to Spiritex is the only reason they didn’t feature in the list.
  • WSI Sportswear is a Minnesota based manufacturer of athletic apparel. They offer a small range of affordable, mostly women’s tank tops made from American made fabrics.
  • Underworks is a shapewear company that, among other things, makes compression tank tops that help shape the body to a more desirable shape. So if that’s something you’re interested in, they might be worth checking out.
  • The Flag Shirt is a brand that sells patriotic gear, aming which is a small tange of American made patriotic tank tops for women. So if you’re looking to show your love for the stars and strips, they might be worth taking a look at. Be aware though that not all their items are made in the USA.

We hope you found what you were looking for!

Hopefully we were able to help you find the perfect American made tank top you were looking for. If we missed a brand that you think should be included in the list or there’s something we can do to improve this guide, please let us know in the comments below or by sending us a quick message so we can help more people buy American made!

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