After saying “I do” and moving into their first home together in their hometown of Charleston, SC, Katie and Wes Lyon were eager to fly an American flag. Their expectations were simple; to fly a high-quality flag made in the USA. To their surprise, purchases from Amazon and hardware stores resulted in flags that quickly deteriorated, wrapped around their flag pole, and were often made overseas. After an exhaustive search for a flag worthy of our country’s colors, everything came up short. They decided to create a solution.
Teaming up with childhood friend, Max Berry, they began working with a third-generation, family-owned factory in Georgia. Many of these seamstresses saw their jobs disappear as American textile manufacturing moved overseas. Together, they worked tirelessly testing fabrics and exploring sewing techniques to create the perfect flag. Finally, Allegiance was born. Max, Wes and Katie take pride that every Allegiance flag is hand-sewn by American seamstresses using only the highest quality materials.
It is extremely important to Allegiance that 100% of our materials and manufacturing come from the USA, especially after discovering many flags are sewn overseas. We’ve searched our great country to bring you the highest quality flags and accessories made right here in the USA, with a goal of simplifying your search for the best.
All of our flags are hand-sewn—like they were in the old days—from nylon, a material strong enough to keep them looking good in the elements but still lightweight enough to catch a breeze. We take pride in the fact that American seamstresses craft and handle each one of our flags. It's their attention to detail and commitment to quality craftsmanship that makes us stand out among the crowd.
We take several additional steps to reinforce the flag from damage. Our flags are fortified with double needle lock-stitching, which means if one stitch breaks, it won’t continue to unravel. Next, the flags’ stress points are then reinforced with bar tacking for added stabilization. Finally, our flags feature a sturdy, mold-resistant grommet strip to stabilize the left hand side of the flag and increase longevity. We are the only company that adds these levels of reinforcement, which is a key differentiator and testament of our commitment to quality.
Our flag accessories follow the same criteria: built to last. We have uncovered a material worthy of flying Allegiance flags- Vermont White Ash for our Allegiance flagpoles. Appropriately sourced in the state of Freedom and Unity, this wood couldn't be any more solid and is finished with a double-coated polyurethane to protect it in the outdoor elements. Allegiance’s flagpole spinner rings are crafted with heavy-duty anodized aluminum; made to last a lifetime. They will rotate and spin around your pole as your flag is blown in the breeze. This prevents your flag from wrapping and tangling around your pole, which is a huge issue with many household flags. And finally, our sturdy cast iron bracket is the perfect mount for your Allegiance flagpole. That thing isn’t going anywhere.
The Finished Product
We have made it our mission to curate the highest quality materials by the highest skilled American seamstresses to make a flag that could withstand the elements. We take pride in providing such an important symbol of our country.