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Today, American products hold the highest cache in the world.

This has come from a rich history where US apparel manufacturing was once the best, most highly innovative industry on the planet. Unfortunately, this has changed

20 percent pie chart
only 2% of the clothing bought in America
today is made domestically.
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In the past 20 years, America lost 80% of
apparel manufacturing jobs.

Luckily, there are still people with extraordinary skills that remain.
  We know because we found them.

We have pinpointed 100% of the key elements needed to produce exceptional apparel in the United States

We partner with these creators to make time-honored, durable, and ethical clothing you will be proud to wear for years to come.

Authentic Sourcing

Appalatch is an ethically driven outdoor apparel company with a rebellious spirit to upend the clothing industry for the good.

Guiding us are our ideals to make high quality, affordable, honest clothing in America. Appalatch’s aesthetic is rooted in time-honored designs with a nod towards purposeful, enduring & eclectic American style.

Combined with trustworthy, sustainable fibers and techie outerwear engineering, our clothing is made for the modern-day Mr. & Ms. Indiana Jones.

Rebellious Pricing

Because American made clothing should be made with- out compromising on quality, style or ethical responsib- ilities, we have taken a revolutionary approach to creating and selling our clothes.

By working directly with our suppliers, we have cut out the middlemen who significantly drive up costs. Additionally, as retailers mark up clothing 2 to 3 times before selling to you, we’ve cut them out too in order to create a more democratic model. What this all means is that our clothes costs significantly less than what you will find in a retail store.

We refuse to make low-quality clothes or charge outrageous prices.

To deliver honest, high-quality clothing to you, we developed four criteria;

any design, material, or manufacturing process we practice stands up to these standards:

apalatch bullet No more fast fashion. Our clothing is meant to eclipse trends and designed to withstand obsolescence. 
apalatch bullet Simply put: Cost = Quality. We will not pay or ask others to pay any amount that does not reflect the quality or craftsmanship required to create superior product and sustain communities creating it. 
apalatch bullet We require that our clothing withstand the test of time. Our goal is to create heirloom quality clothing that can be handed down to the next generation. One day the hand-me-down will be the new new. 
apalatch bullet Appalatch is built upon an ethical foun- dation. Our clothes are meant to be empowering by treating everyone and everything we touch with the utmost respect and honor. This is how we design, source and sell our clothing to you.

Our clothes are designed to be worn crossing mountains or main streets. 

We stick to the idea that less is more, believing a few well-made, signature pieces will serve
you much better than a surplus of poorly made garments.

Materials
Assembly
We love wool.  It is our go-to fabric because of its natural properties that synthetics can't match. First off, it’s suitable for many climates: Because of wool’s natural breathability and tendency to transport water vapor away from the body, it is ideal when hot.  When it’s cold, wool acts as a fantastic insulator, even giving off heat.  Secondly, wool wardens off bacteria growth, which means no more stinky clothes…and more friends.  Lastly, wool is wonderfully sustainable.
Wool fibers consist only of grass, water and the sun, offering a truly recyclable and biode- gradable material.
As with the wool, all of the other materials we use-fit our criteria. The cotton we use comes from sustainable sources and the synthetics we use to bolster wear-ability of our natural fiber garments are always domestically made.
Clothing manufacturing is complicated.  There are many steps and people involved in the process.  All can be found in America, but the thing is, clothing brands aren’t using them because, as you may have heard, overseas manufacturing is super cheap. We differ in that our entire value chain is in the United States.
From the raw material to the buttons to the comfort provided, our garments are 100% made in the USA.

We don’t believe in having
a sustainability program.

Appalatch was born because sustainability shouldn’t be a buzz word that is hot today, and gone tomorrow.  We want sustainability to be embedded into every company’s DNA, just like ours. 

We want to make our busi- ness model contagious: start a sustainable company that can dominate traditional forms
of business. 

For everything we do -- from buying lights in our office to fad-proof design to paying a fair wage and using the least amount of packaging, -- we are working on a completely different, but significantly better model. Our belief is that in order for us to succeed, we need to ensure that people have the ability to buy our clothes and have a pristine world to use them.
Grace grew up on a small farm in the nation’s smallest state. She attended a Quaker school in Providence before heading out to Skidmore where she learned anthropological stuff while skipping classes to knit.  Now an Ashevillian, Grace is swearing less like a Rhode Islander, embracing tempeh and going out of her way to pet wild animals.
Grace and Mariano
Kenosha, WI is exceptionally lovely -
at least that is what Mariano keeps on telling us about his hometown.  After learning about History, Science, Zoology and the such at Madison, he made his way to AmeriCorps, CARE and other really cool organizations busting inequality.  Being a lover of economic development, he studied at Harvard before making his way to a town of 464 people in Western North Carolina in hopes of applying what he learned while not breaking things.