michael stars

from the co-founder and ceo

"When I co-founded Michael Stars with my husband, Michael Cohen, in 1986, I never could have predicted the growth and evolution we’ve experienced over the decades. What began as a collection of our iconic one-size graphic tees has grown into a wide assortment of timeless and high-quality apparel meant to endure and be passed on to the next generation.

As a purpose-driven brand, we’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to support grassroots organizations in our local community and beyond through the Michael Stars Foundation. Our philanthropy focuses on equality across gender, race, and socioeconomic class. We also produce over 70% of our garments locally in LA to ensure quality production and fair wages, as well as a smaller carbon footprint. More than just being our home base, that west coast effortlessness is a vibrant celebration of our California roots.

I’m grateful to be in a position where I can help women look and feel their best while continuing to pursue the activism and philanthropy that has defined my life – and keeping Michael’s memory alive in the process.

Thank you for being a part of making Michael Stars what it is today."

- Suzanne Lerner

committed to people

Michael Stars is a women-owned and led company – more than 80% of their workforce is made up of women – and they pride themselves on diversity both within the company and through their philanthropic outreach.

committed to quality

Over 70% of their garments are made in their hometown of Los Angeles to ensure quality production and fair wages – as well as a smaller carbon footprint. Their seasonless approach ensures you can wear pieces year-round, complete with classic tees as well as effortless head-to-toe looks.

committed to longevity

They use high quality fabrics like SUPIMA® cotton to ensure durability, so the signature pieces in your wardrobe can be passed onto the next generation.

committed to responsibility

Michael Stars takes a mindful approach to sourcing fabrics, using environmentally friendly materials whenever possible. And, by manufacturing a majority of their garments in Los Angeles, they're reducing our environmental impact as well as maintaining supply chain oversight.

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