Are you on the hunt for American made kids t-shirts? We found the best kids graphic tees and T-shirts made in the USA. The graphic t-shirt brands in this list have fun and unique designs that kids of all ages will love. This list also includes stripe tees, solid t-shirts and raglan tees for babies, toddlers, and youth.

Best Kids Graphic Tees & T-shirts All American Made

When looking for the best t-shirt brands for kids made in the USA, there are several factors that I considered to ensure that you're getting a high-quality and ethically-produced product. Below are the key things I looked for.

Material and Fabric Quality

The brands on this list all offer t-shirts made from high quality, soft and durable materials like organic cotton, cotton blends, and polyester blends. These materials are all comfortable and withstand frequent washings. Some brands on the list offer UV protection fabrics. The graphic tees on this list are made with safe and environmentally friendly dyes.

Fit and Sizing

For this list, I made sure that T-shirt brands included youth sizes. It's really, really challenging to find t-shirts for elementary age and middle school age kiddos! If you are looking for more baby and toddler size tees and onesies, check out our list of made in USA baby and toddler clothing. Make sure to read the product descriptions on the websites for the correct sizing. Some T-shirts are pre-shrunk, and some will shrink when washed. Always check the brands sizing chart if you unsure on a size. Sizes can vary between brands.

Design and Style

We all know that kids do not have a one size fits all style preference! Some kids may prefer plain, solid-colored shirts, while others might like graphic tees with fun prints or slogans. This list has both, as well as striped t-shirts, ringer tees, and raglan tees. Most of the styles are short sleeve, but there are long sleeve and quarter sleeve options too.

Durability and Longevity

When searching for graphic tees and t-shirt brands for kids, I looked for shirts that can withstand active play and regular wear without fading or stretching out of shape. The brands on this list all have been around for years and have a reputation for making the best hand-me-downs!

Made in the USA

Of course, to be on this list the brand has to have t-shirts made in the USA. I did however, list a few brands that only manufacture some of their tees in the USA. Read the product descriptions carefully! The ones that are made in the USA will say so in the descriptions.

Price and Value

I tried to include tee shirts of all price ranges in this list. While made in USA products may come at a slightly higher price point, consider the overall value. A slightly more expensive, durable shirt may save you money in the long run compared to cheaper, lower-quality options that need frequent replacement.

Special Features

Many of the t-shirt brands for kids in this list offer unique features like tagless labels for comfort, reinforced stitching, or moisture-wicking properties.

Ethical and Sustainable Production

All of the kids t-shirt brands on this list follow slow fashion practices. Slow fashion clothing is made in small batches, and is not mass produced like the less expensive clothing found at big box stores. This ensures that more effort and time is put into the manufacturing process. A limited number of t-shirts are made in each size, so if you find something you like, don't wait or it could sell out.

This list was made knowing that a child's personal preferences and specific needs may influence the choice of t-shirt brands. Additionally, supporting local businesses and brands that manufacture in the USA can contribute to the domestic economy and reduce the environmental impact associated with long-distance shipping.

Don't miss our source lists for made in USA clothing for kids.

Cover image: Brian the Pekingese Daisy short sleeve graphic tee IMPORTANT NOTE: Brian the Pekinese went out of business in 2023 so this t-shirt is no longer available. Support American made companies so more options don't disappera from our list!

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