There has been a growing interest in clothing that is made in the USA, and for good reason. Many smaller businesses and independent designers are opting to manufacture domestically, creating more jobs here at home. Manufacturing is the 4th largest employer in the U.S. The standards for wages and working conditions are relatively high compared to the standards in other countries offering cheaper alternatives. By choosing to keep production close to home, I can personally visit and attest to the conditions.
In addition to the labor issues, there is also the sustainability to consider. Sustainable in multiple ways. If the winds of worldwide politics change, manufacturing domestically is still an option. In terms of protecting the environment, it reduces the distances the final products have to travel. The leftover fabric and scraps can be more effectively utilized when it is already close to home. Again, the standards that the factories have to abide by are also higher.
It is also very rewarding to know that my customers are purchasing quality clothing created with integrity. There’s a certain feeling of pride that is evoked when typing the words “Manufactured in the USA”.