When purchasing pajamas, comfort, quality and cost are often the core trinity of considerations. An increasing number of consumers wish to shop ethically, though.
This means that learning where the nightwear is constructed can influence a decision to buy.
If you have ever stopped to winder where your pajamas are made, take a look at this list. We have alphabetically listed 15 of the biggest names in the game, explaining where these businesses construct their clothing before the garments reach your dresser.
BedHead has previously advertised itself as a strictly domestic brand. This is because the pajamas constructed by Bedhead are designed and stitched in Los Angeles. However, be aware that BedHead does import fabric from overseas.
Once the fabric reaches LA, the unique and eye-catching design of BedHead pajamas comes from the creative mind of Renee Claire. Founded by Ms. Claire in 1998, BedHead was acquired by Komar, Inc., a California-based distributor of nightwear and lingerie, in 2017.
This has not harmed its reputation as a leading manufacturer of high-quality and whimsical pajamas. Perhaps best known for its flagship store in Hollywood, the BedHead brand continues to go from strength to strength.
Burt’s Bees HQ is located in North Carolina, having originally started in Maine. This is where the company’s organic lip balm is produced. The clothing line typically originates from factories in India and China and is imported to the USA.
Although Burt’s Bees import their clothing from Asia, the brand does not neglect its duty of care to employees. Organic materials are used and superior working conditions are offered.
Burt’s Bees clothing is GOTS certified. This means the materials and production techniques of the pajamas are approved by the Global Organic Textile Standard. Consumers can purchase Burt’s Bees pajamas with a clear conscience.
Carter’s pajamas are invariably produced overseas. Most often, the pajamas are constructed in Vietnam, China, Cambodia or Bangladesh. The brand has been criticized for applying lax pollution control regulations in their overseas factories.
Carter’s is one of the most famous pajama brands in the USA, especially for children. The company is an American institution, having been founded in 1865. Some consumers remain wary of the ethical practices and production techniques of the business model, though.
Cozy earth pajamas are constructed from bamboo. These pajamas are made in China, under strict criteria to ensure the material is safe from chemicals and the clothing is made under ethical working conditions.
Cozy Earth pajamas are often expensive, but for good reason. The products made by this company are famously comfortable, in addition to being wholly ethical. Cozy Earth is so reputable that Oprah Winfrey is believed to use this brand for her bedding.
In the earliest days of Eberjey, the brand made its pajamas in Miami. Due to fabric shortages in Florida and growing demand, manufacturing is now outsourced to China and Peru.
Eberjey pajamas are sported some of the most famous women in America, including Oprah Winfrey and Kylie Jenner. The business was started by Mariela Rovito and Ali Mejia, born of a passion to bring European fashion sensibilities to the USA.
The Gisele pajama set is the most famous production of this clothing line. Expect to pay north of $100 if you want to sleep like the stars. The reputation of this nightwear shows that these pajamas are as snug as they are stylish, though.
Family Feeling is a hugely popular brand of children’s pajamas. The company does not reveal where their pajamas are made, though online listings simply reveal the process as, “imported.” An educated guess would be that Family Feeling pajamas are made in Asia.
Family Feeling pajamas are generally well regarded, though some consumers complain of poor fit, especially after multiple laundry cycles. The reasonable price point is appealing to many parents, however. It also goes some way to making up for a lack of long-term quality.
LAKE is a Savannah-based brand that creates pajamas from pima cotton. The business does not reveal where their pajamas are made. Pima cotton originated in Peru but can be sourced in the southwestern states, so LAKE garments may be 100% American.
LAKE was formed by Anne Read Lattimore and Cassandra Cannon in 2014. Lifelong friends, these women become mothers at a similar time – and realized they were spending more time in pajamas than ever before.
As a result, they created the most comfortable indoor wear possible. LAKE pajamas are available in a wide array of shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find a perfect fit. They are also among the most comfortable and luxurious choices of nightwear around.
Latuza pride themselves on their ethical approach to nightwear. Latuza pajamas are created from sustainable bamboo, so they’re great for the planet. The business is based in China and sources all materials from this country.
Most bamboo pajamas are restrictively expensive, but this is not the case with Latuza. Expect to pay a fraction of the cost of other brands, without sacrificing comfort or temperature regulation.
If you do not object to importing pajamas, Latuza is a great choice. This business is transparent about its practices and does not claim to manufacture garments anywhere but China.
Despite being stationed in Utah, Lazy One pajamas are manufactured in China. In 2015, over 8,000 children’s pajamas from this brand were subjected to a recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission due to concerns over flammability.
This does not mean that all Lazy One pajamas are a safety hazard. They have produced far more than 8,000 sets of pajamas since their founding in 2013. Just ensure that any nightwear purchased from this brand contains the words, “flame resistant” on the collar.
L. L. Bean
Almost 50% of L. L. Bean products are made in America, from fabrics sourced domestically. This may include any pajamas. Check the listings of an individual item to be certain before purchasing.
L. L. Bean is an American institution, founded by Leon Leonwood Bean (hence the name) in 1912. Still headquartered in Maine, L. L. Bean has become an international brand without losing touch with its heritage.
L. L. Bean offers a wide array of sleepwear, including but not limited to pajamas. Nightgowns and sleep fleeces are also available. The fabric quality and price point are both appealing to many consumers.
Muk Luks are extremely vocal about pride in their Milwaukee heritage. As a result, the company is adamant that all products sold under this banner are created domestically. However, the materials used are seemingly imported from overseas.
Muk Luks is less of a pajama brand and more specialists in cold weather clothing. Socks and slippers are the stock in trade of this business, though they do also stock cold weather hosiery for particularly biting temperatures.
Noble Mount pajamas are stitched and made in the USA, earning them the tag, “Made in America.” Look a little closer at the label of Noble Mount nightwear, however, and it will say, “Made in China.” This suggests that Noble Mount imports fabric from Asia.
It is a matter of personal choice as to how consumers feel about this. Noble Mount enjoys a reputation as a steady, reliable manufacturer of nightwear at a reasonable price. The brand’s marketing as all-American may agitate some based on this information, though.
PajamaGram HQ is located in Vermont, with all orders dispatched from this state. Some products sold by PajamaGram originate from the USA. Individual product descriptions on the website confirm whether the pajamas are produced domestically or imported.
PajamaGram operates a unique business model. Rather than purchasing nightwear this brand for oneself, PajamaGrams are typically sent overnight to an unsuspecting recipient as a gift.
This idea may not appeal to everybody, but PajamaGram is a hugely popular brand and business idea. Thankfully, the prices are also reasonable and the products typically of a high standard.
Recliner is tight-lipped about where its pajamas are made. This means we cannot be certain if the materials are domestic or imported. Recliner does insist that all products are 95% biodegradable and carbon-neutral, however.
Recliner was formed by Rebecca Smith in New York City in 2015. Ms. Smith, a fashion industry veteran born and raised in England, had a simple aim. She wanted to make pajamas for women, designed by women.
Recliner pajamas are not cheap, but the quality of the materials used means that the price point – typically around $100 – can be considered reasonable. The most popular Recliner pajamas are constructed from bamboo and offer superior temperature regulation.
Sleepy Jones nightwear is made exclusively in America. This is great news for ethical shoppers – though you’ll need deep pockets to invest in pajamas from this brand! The silk pajamas of Sleepy Jones are famously chic and stylish but very expensive.
Sleepy Jones was formed in 2013 by Andy Spade. The brand is influenced by creative individuals in the public eye. Spade is adamant that the most successful artists, musicians and writers in the world are perennially clad in comfortable clothing.
Sleepy Jones enjoys such a stellar reputation that some fashionistas even wear pajamas from this brand outside the house, paired with more traditional clothing. That’s a matter of personal preference, but there is no denying that these pajamas are effortlessly cozy.