Blue Canoe (www.bluecanoe.com) has been making women’s clothing since 1994. Laurie Dunlap, who created and runs the company, sought to make clothing that is versatile, fashionable, made with eco-friendly fabrics and (most importantly for our readers) is made in USA. The result is Blue Canoe, which is located in San Francisco. Clothing includes dresses, jackets, sweaters, pants, accessories – really a full line! Fabrics are made from organic cotton and bamboo (which is made into rayon).
Above is the Draped Drawstring Dress. It is all cotton and has a drawstring that provides an accent and partially cinches the hemline. Quality is excellent, with solid construction, no loose threads and is symmetrically cut and sewn, which can sometimes be a challenge with stretchy cotton fabric.
Although cotton products have become relatively more common among made in USA products, I have seen fewer products that are made from bamboo. It’s nice to see a range of fabrics, especially pesticide-free organics, being used for American-made clothing. We commend Laurie Dunlap and Blue Canoe and making a quality product and keeping it in the USA at an affordable price. Please support BlueCanoe.com!