The 4th of July is a great time to talk about our label that says Made in USA.
All Anikka Becker dresses are manufactured in the USA. It's a commitment at the core of the company.
And as a designer and manufacturer of clothing sold in the United States, we follow certain government rules put out by the Federal Trade Commission or FTC.
That means our ready-to-wear pieces include a label that states the fabric content, laundering instructions, and place of origin. Look for it in the side seam, just a few inches above the hem.
When our label says simply Made in USA, it means the dress was manufactured in the United States from fabric woven in the United States.
When our label says Made in USA of Imported Fabrics, it means that the dress was manufactured in the United States using a fabric woven overseas. For example this could be a cotton voile from France, a cotton gauze from India, a linen solid from Italy or Ireland, a digitally printed linen from China, or a cotton shirting from Switzerland.
This may be a rule we have to follow, but it's also one of the true pleasures of clothing design to study the fiber, color, source, and techniques that create our fabrics.
We love fabric. We're proud to say we look for the best we can find to render our designs. We're equally proud to sew in that label that says Made in USA.