‘Made in USA’ Versus Berry Compliance – Why We Make the Distinction

Jan 23, 2023 | News

Both “Made in USA” and Berry Compliance designations tell an origin story. Each have distinctions that must be followed to carry the moniker, but each offer assurance for their buyers. Textiles that comply with the Berry Amendment, in the most general sense, are American made with American yarn. Textiles that fit the Made in USA designation must be made in the United States, but can be produced using imported yarn materials. 

At its core, the Berry Amendment is designed to ensure materials bought with government dollars are produced domestically for reasons that include safety and avoiding international conflicts of interest. 

The U.S. Department of Defense Website lays out shorthand FAQs and more comprehensive links to Berry compliance and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission details Made in USA definitions on its website.