Summer Clothing for Kids: Made in the USA from Head to Toe

American made summer clothing for kids

We all know that finding children’s clothes made in the USA can be a challenge. Finding SPECIFIC made in the USA children’s clothing items is even MORE challenging. With the temperatures rising and school out, my kiddos are in drastic need of summer clothing, especially beach gear. And so began my quest for American made UV protective beach wear for both my kiddos, boys’ summer clothes, and kids’ sandals.  Here is what I found.

Don’t miss our articles Kids’ Clothing Made in the USA: The Ultimate Source List, and American Made Kids’ Swimwear and Swim Accessories for Children of All Ages for more summer clothing inspiration.

Made in USA Summer clothing for kids

Summer clothing for kids
American Apparel is a manufacturer and online retailer of American made clothing for all ages. American Apparel offers affordable tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, and more all American made in baby, toddler, kid, youth, and even adult sizes.
Chasing Fireflies great selection of #madeinUSA kid's clothing 
Chasing Fireflies is an online retailer of children’s clothing. Bathing suits, shorts, T-shirts…Chasing Fireflies has a great selection of everything your child needs for their summer wardrobe. Enter ‘Made in USA’ in the search and then choose the size that you are in need of- from baby to size 16.

City Threads #madeinUSA clothing for baby and kids
City Threads manufactures underwear, shorts, tops, swimwear, all made in the USA.  Sizes run baby and up.

A great selection of 'made in USA' summer clothing for kids can be found at
CWDKids is an online retailer of children’s clothing. CWDKids has a ‘Made in USA’ tab on the top of the homepage and their clothing is clearly labeled.

Flap Happy UV protective hats + swimwear for kids #madeinUSA
The original Flap Happy hat was developed 25 years ago by a mom of four who couldn’t find a hat for her kiddos that protected both their face and neck from the sun. Today, Flap Happy makes many styles of  children’s hats (sizes 0-3+years) and UV protected swimwear for boys and girls (sizes 12 months -8 years)- all made in the USA.

GrUVY Wear rash guards #madeinUSA
GrUVy Wear is another mom started company- this one started by TWO moms- and it is based in California. GrUVy Wear manufactures UV protected swimwear for boys and girls sizes 3-14. FYI: GrUVy Wear also carries adult sizes.

Kepner Scott children's sandals #madeinUSA 
Kepner Scott Shoe Company has been making children’s shoes (size infant to 2 1/2) in the USA since 1888. The carry many styles of leather sandals for little girls- lucky for me my daughter is still in preschool sizes.

Max & Dora creates tops, bottoms, + dresses for girls sizes toddler to 12, all made in the USA.

#madeinUSA kid's summer clothing at Nordstroms
At Nordstrom, searching on ‘Made in USA’, then selecting ‘Kids Apparel’ or ‘Juniors’,  results in hundreds of items to choose from! When you search this way, you need to be certain to check the product details to confirm the country of origin, but we find Nordstrom to be among the very best for labeling.

summer clothing for kids | Made in USA Tidepools Swimwear
Tidepools Swimwear UV protected swimwear is available in boys and girls sizes 2-14.I always get excited when I find American made clothing that runs in sizes for older kids and with BOYS styles at that! Tidepool board shorts for boys come in elastic waist and tie front.

American made clothing for kids | Winter Water Factory organic children's clothing
Winter Water Factory , based out of Brooklyn, makes high quality certified organic clothing for boys and girls. The sizes run from baby to size 6T. 


Made in USA summer clothing for kids

Have you found any children’s sandals manufactured in the USA?  Do you have a particular children’s item that you have been trying to find American made?


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  1. I love it that the Kepner Scott Shoe Company has been making children’s shoes in the USA since 1888… that’s a lot of shoes!
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    • I agree Susan got them for the kids i am a mom with 4 kids and a hardworking one but i tell you this i was at a boutique store in new york when i was visiting and i found this cool dress shirt by elie balleh after 4 washes it still looks good and inexpensive its worth looking into it

  2. very informative blog regarding the type of shoes for children during the seasons.

  3. Robin Wilson says:

    Sun protection for kids is so important and sometimes almost impossible to do. But I use UV protected clothing because of my Lupus with good results so I am going to check out GrUVy for my little niece!

  4. cool clothes

  5. Flap Happy products are the BEST!
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  6. Love that Vader shirt from Nordstrom

  7. Tim Terrillion says:

    we bought Kepner Scott sandals and saddle shoes,splendid Tops, city threads undies for the grandchildren, we love and they love them. We have also bought from Nordstrom and chasing fireflies, very nice clothing. We will have to try Flap Happy also. There is one more for Kids also, it’s called CWD Kids. As with all you have to check to see which one are made in USA.

  8. Maryann D. says:

    I think GrUVy Wear UV protected swim shirts are a great idea for kids and I would like this myself. All these companies seem like they have wonderful products.

  9. I have to say I’ve never heard of any of these companies, but I want to check out each one!! Made in USA for the best quality and help US workers!

  10. Maryann D. says:

    There are a lot of terrific Made in America clothing companies for children. I live in NY but never heard of Winter Water Factory , based out of Brooklyn. I will check it out.

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