The Greatest Make It Great

Our Classic Full Zip has been called “the Greatest Hoodie Ever Made.” Our first product and still our most popular, it is the result of our USA-made supply chain. When we keep it local, we’re reinforcing our commitment to quality, and we’re building relationships to communities and people at every step. It’s the people of our supply chain who make it great.


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Cotton picker
Cotton picker

The process begins across the Southeast at places like Latros Farms in Enfield, North Carolina. Farmer Jerry Hamill grows some of the highest quality cotton in the world, and it’s his decades of experience and connection to his land that makes our fleece so great.

Parkdale Mills

After the cotton is cleaned at nearby gins, it’s sent by the bale to Parkdale Mills, whose state-of-the-art facilities in the Carolinas turn raw cotton into yarn that’s ready to knit into fabric. The fibers are cleaned and aligned so they all face the same direction. We also comb our cotton, which removes impurities for a softer feel. It’s then elongated, twisted, and spun into large spools of yarn for knitting.

Parkdale Mills has been a key supplier since the early days of American Giant, helping us source the best materials and turn them into great yarn, and collaborating with us on special products like our Halifax Full Zip.

The fabric is finished at Carolina Cotton Works in Gaffney, South Carolina. A family business run by the Ashbys, CCW takes unfinished cloth and turns it into fleece. It’s dyed at high temperatures, smoothed, and dried. Napping creates its soft interior: thousands of tiny, razor-sharp wires raise the surface of the fabric.

Eagle Sportswear
Eagle Sportswear

The Classic Full Zip is cut and sewn at Eagle Sportswear in Middlesex, North Carolina. Rolls of fabric are cut into panels, which are sewn together with hardware and trims. With 54 unique steps in the sewing process, it’s a complicated task, and we’re thankful for all the sewers at Eagle whose expertise makes it possible.


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