With pieces of legislation like the All-American Flag Act gaining traction, more and more people are mandating that their American flags be made in the USA. We wholeheartedly agree and have compiled the best places to find flags that are 100% domestic. Below are our top recommendations, along with some tips at the end to help spot American-made flag manufacturers versus the ones who import their products from other countries.
Overall, there are tons of places where you can get flags made in the USA, but only a few that are easily accessible online or widely distributed to storefronts across the country. We found Valley Forge, Eder, and CF to be the best among those manufacturers. Below are additional details on these flag suppliers along with where you can find their flags and other products. We also listed a couple of other retailers, Veterans Flag Depot and Flags USA, that we are particularly impressed by.
|Best Flag Suppliers||Location|
|Valley Forge Flag||Wyomissing, PA|
|Eder Flag||Oak Creek, WI|
|CF Flag||Huntsville, AL|
|Veterans Flag Depot||Aubrey, TX|
|Flags USA||Bartlett, IL|
Recommendations: Going Deeper
Here are the details on all of our top picks for the places to find American flags made in the USA.
Valley Forge Flag
The Valley Forge Flag Company is a family-run business that has been around since 1882. Headquartered in Wyomissing, PA, they began making flags in bulk starting around World War II when demand was incredibly high from the military and other government contracts. Now they employ over 300 people and are sourcing all of their materials and labor domestically to make some of the best U.S. flags on the market. They are one of the founding members of the Flag Manufacturers’ Association of America (FMAA) and as such, all of their flags are FMAA certified 100% made in the USA from the initial raw materials all the way down to the final stitch. They make a variety of U.S. flags (both on the national and state level) in styles from small stick flags for your front yard all the way up to large flag and flagpole combinations. We’ve linked to their basic 3’x5′ American flag and all of their options below.
Here is the full lineup of flag options from Valley Forge.
If you want to buy from a local store, use their store lookup tool to see if a store in your area carries Valley Forge flags.
Not too long after Valley Forge Flag Company was born, the Eder family came along in 1887 to form the Eder Manufacturing Co., which started manufacturing flags at scale starting in 1903. Eder is based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin currently (moved there from Milwaukee in 1979) and maintains their same level of commitment to craftsmanship and quality U.S. materials as they did over 100 years ago. Today, they are an employee-owned company and making hundreds of different U.S. flag styles, both national and local. Eder not only produces flags, but is a huge flagpole manufacturer as well. As such, we really like their outdoor styles, which we found to be incredibly durable and not easy to fade. They make everything from smaller varieties that you can hang on your front porch, to larger 25+ foot flags and flagpoles that might typically fly outside a local business or venue.
Ameritex helps Eder Flag distribute their larger flagpole options – here are some of the options they offer.
Eder also has a store lookup tool if you prefer to get your flag at a physical location. Use it on their website here.
CF Flag (short for Chicago Flag and Decorating Company) has been proudly making flags in the U.S. since 1898, and, along with Eder and Valley Forge, is one of the largest U.S. flag manufacturers in America. They are based in Huntsville, Alabama, where they operate an 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility making all of their different flag styles. CF Flag is also one of the founding members of the FMAA (along with Valley Forge and others), which means they abide by all the certification rules to ensure their flags are 100% made in the USA. Not only are they a big manufacturer of the American flag, but they also produce all state flags and international ones as well. Their flags come in a few different types of material – nylon, polyester, cotton, and their government variety, which adheres to strict federal regulations on the materials used. We are particularly impressed by their Poly II TearGuard material (large flag linked below), which is incredibly durable and can last a very long time.
Here are more options available online from CF Flag.
Veterans Flag Depot
Veterans Flag Depot is a big online-only seller and manufacturer of American flags that was started in 2004. They supply flags to several local cities, military bases, and law enforcement departments, among other places. Their selection is absolutely massive, which is one of the reasons we really like them – everything from U.S. flags, to state, military, religious flags, lapel pins, and more. Their shipping policy is also very convenient. If you place your order by early afternoon, typically they will have it out the door on the same day.
Flags USA is another online-only flag company that is family owned and operated and has been in business since 1987. All of their flags are 100% made in the USA and they have a really robust product selection. American, military, state, ISO, and first responder flags are just a few of the varieties that they offer. Flags USA will even print a custom flag for you! We were really impressed by their customer service as well – their staff is very responsive to questions and always polite.
MetalHeads flags are handmade in Erie, Pennsylvania. As their name suggests, they have some incredibly cool metal flag designs of the American flag, Semper Fi, and several other designs. Many of their American flag designs come with custom messages like “God Bless America” and “Don’t Tread on Me.”
Recap: Best Suppliers of Flags Made in the USA
- Valley Forge Flag – Made in Wyomissing, PA
- Eder Flag – Made in Oak Creek, WI
- CF Flag – Made in Huntsville, AL
- Veterans Flag Depot – Made in Aubrey, TX
- Flags USA – Made in Bartlett, IL
- MetalHeads – Made in Erie, PA
How to Tell If a Flag is Made in the USA
The easiest way to tell if your flag is 100% made in the USA is by looking for an FMAA certification logo on the flag. Formed in 2003 by several manufacturers in our list, the FMAA is the Flag Manufacturers’ Association of America and their certification process ensures that 100% of the materials and labor that go into each flag comes from the USA. Look for this badge on your flag:
Other “Made in the USA” language
This tip seems obvious, but there are several different ways a manufacturer can message “made in the USA” without it being 100% true. For example, “made in the USA with global parts” or “assembled in the USA” means that only part of the process was accomplished in the states, using a domestic workforce to make the products, but not actually getting the materials from here. Look for clear and definitive language in their statement on the flag.
Look For a Country of Origin
U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires all products to display their country of origin. Look for it carefully on your flag! If you can’t find it, look up the manufacturer online and do some research to see where their manufacturing facilities are. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the large majority of imported U.S. flags come from China.