All American Khakis
They stay true to their roots and to their employees who have given so much of themselves to make quality Made in USA garments. They are a part of the next "American Revolution" by bringing the Made in USA label back to the forefront.
What motivates your company?
Over the years, we have witnessed so many products that were once made in the USA disappear along with the jobs that helped make them. The apparel industry in America has been one of the hardest hit as 98% of today’s clothing is now made in other countries all over the world. With each passing year, it became increasingly difficult to find the great clothing and quality that has been synonymous with “made in USA” apparel. Our goal from the beginning was simple: to create second to none quality, made in the USA clothing, and to do our part to keep jobs here in America.”
Tell us about your location
All of our products are currently created at our own manufacturing facilities at Chardan, Ltd. in Thomson, Georgia. We grew up in Thomson and could not imagine being anywhere else. Being able to run our business in our hometown is truly a blessing. We feel that the survival and growth of our business is a community effort: from our amazing staff to our friends and family here who promote our business to everyone they see!
Tell us a bit about your customers
We have a very diverse customer base. We like to say that if you are looking for top quality trousers at a good price, then there is something for everyone at All American Khakis. We have over 100 retail accounts from Florida to Maine to Texas and Michigan. Recently, our online store has opened which allows people to find us from all over the country.
Share the history of your company
All American Khakis was founded in 2010 by Charles, Tommy, and Walt Johnson. While spending years running Chardan, Ltd. and manufacturing apparel for many other companies, Charles and his two sons decided to create their own label as they saw the growing desire for Made In USA apparel that had become so scarce. While starting out with just one pant model, All American Khakis has since grown to include many styles, fits, and fabrics that can fit almost any man, and they continue to stay on the cutting edge of fashion and trends.
How are you involved with your customers and community?
Everything from design, to manufacturing, to shipping, to customer service, is done in house at our Thomson facility, which allows us to treat every pair and every customer with the most careful attention. When you call us, you are talking to the actual people who make your pants!
We are involved with our local Chamber of Commerce, and we buy from local vendors whenever we can. We also have an open-door policy, meaning anyone who wants to come shop with us is welcome to come buy factory direct in our warehouse.
Tell us about your employees
We currently have 70 employees. A majority of our employees are sewing operators, while we also have cutting, pressing, warehousing, shipping, and customer service. All of our employees either come from Thomson or one of 7 surrounding counties, many who are very experienced and have come from other sewing facilities that have since closed due to the mass exodus of apparel jobs going overseas. Not only are they an experienced group, but they work hard and take pride in the quality of work they do.
What makes you excited to work here?
Being a family business, I grew up in the apparel industry. As a young boy, I remember playing in the bricks of our current building as it was under construction. There is a certain pride a person takes when it’s something you or your family have built from scratch. We feel blessed to come in to work with each other on a daily basis. The joy of making and supplying a product that people want and need gives all of us a sense of accomplishment as well.
What do you like about your community and location?
We love the small town feel of Thomson. Everywhere we go, we see smiling faces of people you know, and everyone supports each other. We believe that is essential to a successful community like Thomson. At the same time, we are located on I-20 in between Augusta and Atlanta. So while we have the advantages of living and working in a small town, we are a short drive away from Georgia’s two biggest cities.
How do you embody Authentic Georgia?
We truly believe that “authentic” is the perfect description for All American Khakis. While other apparel companies moved their production overseas, we always wanted to stay true to our roots and to our employees who have given so much of themselves to make quality garments of which we can all be proud. We are proof that it CAN be done in this country. We want to be a part of the next “American revolution” by bringing the Made In USA label back to the forefront.
What makes Georgia so special and unique?
The state of Georgia has something for everyone. Whether you like beaches or mountains, small towns or big cities, supporting your favorite professional sports team, college, or local high school, you can find it all in Georgia. We have had the opportunity to travel all over the country, and we can’t imagine calling any other place home.
All American Khakis