Honestly American USA Made

You’ll hear a lot of companies claim that their products are “made in America,” when all they do is assemble their final product here.

When we say that we are Honestly American®, we mean that our products are made here using American-made raw materials.

We don’t just look for American companies for the components we use to make our products but for everything we do with our business—from shipping boxes to plastic bags. American manufacturing has long been synonymous with quality and we believe that our partnership with American companies allows us to bring you the highest quality end product possible.

If there are times we can’t find a quality American-made component, we will always be open and honest about that.

For us, Honestly American® is both a business model and a cause. We choose to do business with suppliers and manufacturers that aspire to the same standards.

Materials We Use

When you buy from Boxer, you are supporting companies and jobs in the following communities:

Materials Origin Country Origin City/ State
Nylon Webbing USA Pennsylvania
BioThane® Coated Webbing USA North Ridgeville, Ohio
Velcro® Brand Hook & Loop USA Manchester, New Hampshire
Velcro® Brand Veltex® Loop Fabric USA/Mexico
Magnets USA Ohio
Thread USA North Carolina
Kevlar Cordage USA Pennsylvania
Apogee Buckle™ USA Traverse City, MI
QD Swivel USA Oregon
Steel V-Ring Buckle USA Connecticut
Cobra Buckle Austria Fulpmes
ITW Military Products USA Connecticut, Wisconsin
ITW Nexus Buckles USA Illinois
All Woven Labels USA California
Printed Labels USA Los Angeles, California
Stickers USA Indiana/Colorado
Hang Tags USA Torrance, California
Product Boxes USA AZ, MI
Poly Packing Tape Canada
Printing for Poly Packing Tape USA New Jersey
Kraft Packing Tape USA  Menasha, Wisconsin
Plastic Bags USA Indiana
T-Shirts USA CA, NC
Printing for T-Shirts USA Traverse City, Michigan
Knit Hats USA Anaheim, California
Embroidery Work USA Traverse City, Michigan

Creating high-quality, dependable products through an open and transparent manufacturing process—that’s what being Honestly American is all about.

The Founder's Story

"When other young boys were learning to throw a baseball from their dads, I was learning how to run a clothing business. My grandfather opened his first clothing store, Edwards Store for Men, in East Chicago, Indiana in 1941.

Later, with the help of my dad, they would open three more stores.
I can still hear the sounds of the Singer sewing machines, the low hum of seamstresses custom tailoring clothing and the gentle crinkle of tissue paper as my father wrapped every single purchase with pride.

These men—my grandfather, my father—I share more with them than just common DNA and hazel eyes. They taught me to believe in American-made products and to pay attention to the details. They inspired me to love high-quality manufacturing and to never settle for a lesser stitch or a lesser raw material.
They were the original 'Honestly American.' I am simply their heir.

At the time, 95% of the clothing they sold was made in the U.S. Today, less than 2% of the clothing bought here is made here. In 2011, I started Boxer with the goal of bringing integrity and quality back to American apparel manufacturing.

I chose the tactical industry because of my love of firearms and my deep, abiding belief in the second amendment. I believe it is the bedrock of our American ideals and a right we must always fight to protect. It only makes sense that I would make Honestly American products for those who hold those same beliefs. 

For me, Boxer isn’t just a company or a good product, it’s a cause. And, just like my father, I will continue to wrap every single purchase in tissue paper with pride."

Billy Johnson