18
Oct
18

Top 25 Made in USA Clothing Brands

Top 25 Made in USA Clothing Brands

Top 25 Made in USA Clothing Brands

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For lots of consumers, buying American-made clothing is a conscious decision made for a number of different reasons — like ensuring high-quality, durable materials that will last, supporting the US economy or satisfying their classic and traditional sense of style.

If seeing that made-in-the-USA tag on your clothing is important to you, take a browse through our list of the top 25 brands designed and manufactured right here in America

Made in USA clothing brands

Here are our top 25 picks for brands made in the good ol’ USA.

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AllAmerican Clothing
USA
Men’s & Women’s jeans
American Giant
CA
Men’s & women’s shirts, pants, outerwear
Offers a 20% military discount
Baldwin Denim & Collection
USA
Men’s &women’s jeans, designer shirts & accessories
Imported denim
Battenwear
NY
Men’s designer outerwear, sweats, shirts & accessories
Available from retailers across the globe
Buck Mason
CA
Men’s designer jackets, polos, sweaters, accessories & pants
Some material imported
  • Direct
  • Buck Mason stores in CA and NY
Emerson Fry
USA
Women’s designer blouses, dresses, shoes jackets
Small, limited-release collections
FairEnds
CA
Men’s, women’s & kids’ ball caps
Custom cap option
Flynn Skye
CA
Women’s dresses, jumpers, pants, tops & swimwear
Designed in Venice; made in LA
Gamine Workwear
USA
 Workwear for women
Sustainable manufacturing
  • Direct
Gitman Bros.
PA
Men’s dress shirts, sport shirts & ties
Some materials may be imported
Hackwith Design House
MN
Women’s dresses, pants, sweaters and swimwear, including a plus-size line
Many items are made to order
  • Direct
Hanky Panky
USA
 Women’s lingerie & sleepwear
Sources USA-made components whenever possible
Karen Kane
CA
Women’s designer tops, dresses, jumpsuits, pants, loungewear, accessories, including a plus-size line
Offers a 20% US Armed Forces discount
Knickerbocker
NY
Men’s designer button-down shirts, jackets, pants, athleticwear & hats
Supports ethical supply chain practices
  • Direct
  • Small boutiques
Loggerhead Apparel
USA
Men’s & women’s polos, t-shirts & accessories
All production and manufacturing done in the USA. Company also donates 10% of profits to Loggerhead Sea Turtle conservation efforts.
  • Direct
Michael Stars
USA
Men’s & women’s basics,sweaters, bottoms, sportswear & accessories
75% of clothing is made in Los Angeles
New England Shirt Co
MA
Men’s & women’s dress shirts & sport shirts
Products only available from select retailers
Outlier
NY
Men’s urbanwear
Signature pants designed around bike commuting
  • Direct
Rogue Territory
CA
Men’s denim, pants, button-downs & jackets
Denim materials sourced from USA
  • Direct
Schott NYC
USA
High-end leather jackets for men & women
Only select products are made in America
Tellason
CA
Men’s jeans & shirts
Jeans made with raw denim
  • Direct
Todd Shelton
NJ
Men’s & women’s dress & casual wear
Avoids the unnecessary use of animal products
  • Direct
True Religion
USA
Men’s & women’s designer jeans, sportswear, tops & hats
Only select products are made in the USA
Welcome Stranger
CA
Men’s jackets, sweaters, pants, dress shirts & tees
Company also sells home and lifestyle products from other brands
  • Direct
YSTR
USA
Women’sdesigner blouses, dresses & pants
Eco-friendly materials
  • Direct

Retailers that offer made-in-the-USA clothing options

A few of the retailers that offer American-made clothing brands include:

Our top picks

  • Gitman Bros. Pinpoint Cotton Oxford Button-Down – If you’re looking for a well-made, timeless men’s dress shirt, this Gitman Bros. Oxford button-down is worth a look. You’ll pay a little more than you would for a generic department store dress shirt, but the quality and durability can make up for the price difference in the long run.
  • Flynn Skye Women’s Get Away Blouse – This ultra-hip yet sophisticated blouse can be dressed down with a pair of shorts for the beach or dressed up with your favorite skinny jeans and heels. It’s also reasonably priced for a high-quality, American-made product.

What qualifications do “Made in America” clothes need to meet?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates two types of standards that determine whether clothing companies can label or market their wares as “Made in America”: unqualified claims and qualified claims.

Unqualified claims

An unqualified claim means the company can prove it meets the FTC’s “all or virtually all” standard requiring the clothing and its parts are made in the United States.

For example, some True Religion jeans contain metal fasteners manufactured outside the US, which means that even if the final product is made here, the jeans can’t be labeled “Made in America.”

Qualified claims

Just as they sound, qualified claims detail the conditions that exclude them from FTC’s “all or virtually all” standard. Qualifiers can include the percentage of content made in the US, where the non-US processing took place and more.

For the True Religion jeans example above, the company would need to qualify its claim with a label like “70% US Content” or “Designed in the USA, Assembled in China.”

Is “Made in the US” clothing a more ethical choice over other options?

Yes, it can be. The United States has specific laws in place that protect its workers and resources using a high set of standards. In countries that lack labor standards, workers can be subject to child labor, unfair treatment, abysmal wages and concerning environmental issues that affect long-term health.

Of course, this isn’t to say that brands that manufacture overseas are necessarily unethical. Many companies are taking a stand globally against poor working conditions and environmental concerns by holding their overseas manufacturers to the same high US standards.Back to top

Is American Apparel clothing still made in America?

No, not all American Apparel clothing is made in the US. The iconic brand is making a comeback after being bought out by a Canadian company. But the “Made in the USA” messaging once plastered all over its former site appears to have taken a backseat.

Select American Apparel products continue to be made in America, but most of the brand’s clothing is now manufactured overseas — primarily in Honduras. However, according to its website, American Apparel is “ethically made and sweatshop-free.”


Editor’s Note

This is a nice little article from a website I had never heard of before: finder.com. The above was written by:

Gabrielle Pastorek

Gabrielle Pastorek writes about fashion, beauty and finance. Gabrielle loves helping people find a great deal, whether it’s in their shopping cart or on a credit card. In her free time, she exercises her creative muscles by writing short stories.

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11
Oct
18

FTC Finds Companies Deceived Consumers by Using “Made in USA” Label, Does Nothing

FTC Finds Companies Deceived Consumers by Using “Made in USA” Label, Does Nothing

It’s time for the agency to start imposing tougher penalties.

Oh, we’re all fired up over this one.

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concluded that three companies deceived consumers by placing a “Made in USA” label on their products even though those goods were manufactured overseas. Here’s FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra with the details:

  • Sandpiper/PiperGear USA made military-themed backpacks and other gear clearly designed to capitalize on American patriotism, and placed “American Made” labels onto its products. It even sold “thousands of backpacks on American military bases overseas.” The vast majority of Sandpiper’s products are actually made in China or Mexico.
  • Nectar Sleep is a direct-to-consumer online mattress firm that “falsely represented to consumers that its mattresses were assembled in the U.S.,” perhaps to gain an advantage in the crowded mattress market. But Nectar’s mattresses are actually made in China.
  • Patriot Puck manufactured hockey pucks and positioned itself as “the all-American alternative to imported pucks.” Patriot Pucks were draped in the American flag, and the company claimed its pucks were “100% American Made!” All of the company’s pucks are imported from China.

In his statement, Chopra called this conduct “brazen and deceitful,” noting that each company “harmed both consumers and honest competitors.”

Chopra is right. The “Made in USA” label is so valuable because it stands for something. Public opinion polls almost always find that consumers perceive American-made items as being of higher quality than those made abroad in places like China.

And American manufacturers work hard and make sacrifices to keep their production in the United States. In doing so, these companies create good-paying jobs and are often the lifeblood of their local communities.

Americans recognize this, and vast majorities of them say that they would rather buy an American-made product versus a similar item made overseas. That “Made in USA” label carries a lot of clout and can be a big selling point.

Which is why it is so upsetting to see companies like the three above openly deceiving consumers — and why it’s so frustrating to learn that all three ended up facing little-to-no consequences for their actions.

As Chopra explains:

“Most FTC resolutions of Made-in-USA violations have resulted in voluntary compliance measures or cease-and-desist orders. Indeed, none of the three settlements approved today includes monetary relief, notice to consumers, or any admission of wrongdoing.”

This is incredible. All these companies received for knowingly deceiving consumers was a slap on the wrist. They faced no actual consequences for their actions. They didn’t even have to publicly own up to it!

Chopra is calling for the FTC to “do more to protect the authenticity of Made-in-USA claims,” including by seeking monetary relief, providing notice to consumers of deceptions like the ones outlined above and other tailored actions.

“Nectar Sleep, Sandpiper, and Patriot Puck clearly violated the law, allowing them to enrich themselves and harm their customers and competitors,” Chopra writes. “Especially given widespread interest in buying American products, we should do more to protect the authenticity of Made-in-USA claims.”

It’s the job of the FTC to monitor cases like these — and make sure cheaters do not get away with deception. We hope you will join us in calling on the FTC to impose tougher rules and actual penalties on companies that cheat the system.


Who runs the Federal Trade Commission? The Commission is headed by five Commissioners, nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, each serving a seven-year term. No more than three Commissioners can be of the same political party. The President chooses one Commissioner to act as Chairman.

This means that 3 Commissioners are Republicans. All five were appointed in 2018. So, you would think that the President who makes waves about having things “Made in USA”  would have their committee punish those who falsely profit using the MADE IN USA logo. But no. Trump truly doesn’t care about Made in the USA, he never did until he used it as a campaign idea in January, 2016. Trump’s companies still makes all his clothes in China. What did Trump do to that nasty old NAFTA? He re-named it without any major changes. That way US companies can still off-shore their jobs to Mexico.

In conclusion, there will be no prosecution by the Feds, there will not even be a Twitter statement from the #illegitimatePresident about misusing the Made in USA label. What can you expect from somebody that continues to make money illegally?

This article is from the Alliance for American Manufacturing blog.

03
Oct
18

NAFTA Becomes TRumpCA

Trump Tweaks NAFTA and Not for The Better – USA Today October 2, 2018

Trump Tweaks NAFTA and Not For the Better

Why would the president make such a big deal out of a new trade proposal with Mexico and Canada that Congress might not even approve?: Our view

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President Donald Trump announced his new North American trade deal with much fanfare. It was, he said, “the most important trade deal we’ve ever made — by far!” And it would replace what he described as “the worst trade deal ever … the job-killing disaster known as NAFTA.”

What a Trumpian moment this was. The deal to succeed the North American Free Trade Agreement, and all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the announcement, was Trump in microcosm.

Trump has spent much of his presidency breaking things, both to garner the attention he craves and to make the point that the previous presidents and congresses who made these laws, policies and agreements lacked his brilliance.

In some cases, his plan has been to leave the detritus strewn about the playroom floor like Lego blocks and dismembered GI Joe parts. With North American trade, his plan is to reassemble the parts in more or less the same order and claim he has created something new and marvelous.

SIERRA CLUB: NAFTA 2.0 remains hazardous to our health

Some observers will find NAFTA 2.0 — which Trump has rebranded USMCA, for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement — modestly better than NAFTA. Others will find it modestly worse. We find ourselves in the modestly worse camp.

This deal’s big “win” for the United States is an agreement by Canada to remove some protections for its domestic dairy industry. This might mean a lot to American dairy farmers, but not so much for the 99.9% of the country. What’s more, Canada had already agreed to similar language with other countries in Asia and the Americas as part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The deal is also said to include some protections for U.S. patents and anti-piracy efforts. These reflect changes in the tech world since NAFTA became law in 1994.

In return, the Trump deal includes a number of questionable provisions:

►It would increase domestic content regulations on automobiles. NAFTA stipulated that any vehicle wishing to avoid tariffs would have to be at least 62.5 percent made in North America. The Trump deal would increase the percentage to 75 percent. That could be good for autoworkers. But it will make cars marginally more expensive and could produce unintended consequences, particularly for the growing industry of exporting U.S.-made German and Japanese vehicles.

►The deal continues America’s campaign to get the world to accept 75-year copyrights on creative works such as movies, books and music. This is helpful for Hollywood, but 75 years after the death of a creator (and even longer for some corporate creations) seems a bit extreme.

► The deal includes a sunset clause that will cause it to end after 16 years. For years, American companies have complained about a tax code that is subject to uncertainty. Now they will have the same fears with trade.

For all the hoopla surrounding Monday’s announcement, Trump was quick to downplay its chances in Congress, which must approve the deal for it to take effect. Democrats, who have largely been quiet, will ultimately line up against the measure, he argued. And many Republicans will wonder why they should support domestic-content regulations that are stricter than those they didn’t like in the first place.

That leads to the question of why the president would invest so much time and effort on a NAFTA tweak that might not even be approved. The best answer seems to be that Trump wants something new to put his name on.


Editorial’s Note

I have called this new Agreement TRUMPCA because Donald Trump insists that NAFTA be re-named. So, instead of using the lame name: USMCA – (United States Mexico Canada agreement), it makes more sense to call it TRUMPCA (The Ridiculous Underwhelming Mexico Panamerican Canadian Agreement).

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), ratified in 1994, is a trilateral agreement between the USA, Mexico and Canada. It was designed  to eliminate tariffs between the countries. By eliminating the import tax, United States corporations found that it became extremely profitable to move their companies to another country, like Mexico, which had lower wages, expenses, benefits – produce their products in Mexico and move it across the Southern Border and sell their products in the US without having that old nuisance-import tax on to the price, therefore, under-cutting US made products. TRUMPCA does nothing to alleviate this.

So, what does TRUMPCA do? Not a whole lot. But there a a few changes, (liking changing the curtain rods in million dollar house) that makes this narcissistic President think that is worthy of a name change:

  • To be called American made, automobiles will need to made with 75% American-made materials versus the previous 62.5% to avoid import taxes. Big whoop.
  • It gives copyright protections to creative works: movies, books and music. Hooray for Hollywood.
  • TrumpCA is temporary – it only lasts 16 years – a typical Republican ploy, let somebody else deal with the mess when it runs out.
  • The new agreement calls for 40 to 45 percent of automobile content to be made by workers who earn at least $16 an hour by 2023. This provision specifically targets Mexico.
  • TRUMPCA has negotiated that US dairy farmers can increase their sales to Canada by 3.6%. Big Whoop.

Now TRUMPCA does nothing to decrease the Trade deficits and the offshoring of US jobs, which is the reason that Trump was supposed to renegotiate NAFTA in the first place. Now, instead of blaming NAFTA for the continued off-shoring to Mexico, we can now blame Trump.

27
Sep
18

Billy Reid Goes the Extra Mile to Make Menswear in America

Billy Reid Goes the Extra Mile to Make Menswear in America

from The Manual – Fashion and Style section, Beau Hayhoe

Billy Reid

It’s an approach that brands have shied away from in recent years for a variety of reasons. “It’s not always easy … it is a little bit of a puzzle,” Reid says. But that made-in-America approach, which includes fall-ready pieces like the standout denim shirt, has benefits for the consumer, both in matters of style and substance.

“I guess it started in the beginning [of the brand] – I was making many things in the Garment District in New York,” Reid said by phone from his brand’s Florence, Alabama, headquarters recently.

Reid has carried over many of those same close-knit garment-district relationships into the present day, partnering with smaller, family-owned businesses to produce gear that every guy can appreciate, including the American Woolen Company. The company develops all the textiles for Reid’s handsome suits that are so stylish and easy to wear that any guy can dress each individual suit piece up or down. It’s true American versatility at its finest.

Other unique American companies like GIL Sewing, a minority, women-owned business of out Chicago produces the brand’s rugged workwear shirting, while NYC’s Studio One Leather Design makes pieces like the edgy, seriously cool Blake Leather Jacket.

Other surefire staple pieces, such as the brand’s excellent garment-dyed slim jeans – which we’d pair with a white Oxford shirt and a navy blazer – are timeless, investment-worthy additions to any wardrobe, complete with the added care of being made in the U.S.

So, why do things the hard way?

“That’s really more of a personal thing,” Reid said. “The longer you work with someone, the better it gets.”

That continual advancement is evident both in terms of construction — the Denim Shirt, for instance, is exceptionally well-made – as well as the variety of styles Reid offers. The crisp, cleanly designed Msl 1-Pocket Shirt is but one example of a piece that can be worn with anything, consistently — all the better given that you’re spending some hard-earned cash on it.

Does Reid have a favorite from his American-made offerings, though?

“They’re sort of like all your children,” he joked. “We’re making beautiful textiles with these people.”

The brand, Reid says, is all about “true American luxury” – that’s a stance we can get behind, and that approach isn’t changing any time soon. “We kind of live it every day – it’s hard to get away from it.”

You can check out all of Billy Reid’s Made in America gear from shoes to candles to socks to suits at the designer’s official website.


Thanks to the Alliance of American Manufacturing for highlighting this article.

11
Sep
18

Factory Tour: Inside One of the Only Remaining US Knitwear Factories

Factory Tour

Factory Tour: Inside One of the Only Remaining U.S. Knitwear Factories

from Fashionista.com

Los Angeles’s PDR Knitting is a go-to for brands like Baja East and John Elliott, which are dedicated to producing things domestically, despite the high costs.
Evita Chu in the conference room at PDR Knitting. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

Evita Chu in the conference room at PDR Knitting. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

Welcome to our new series, Factory Tour, in which we’re taking you inside the manufacturing facilities of some of our favorite brands to find out how the clothes we buy are actually made. 

While domestic apparel manufacturing has all but disappeared from the United States, knitwear factories are especially few and far between. Many designers, even if they produce other categories domestically, outsource knitwear to countries like Italy, Peru, China and Japan where there are more knitters and lower production costs. But for those who are dedicated to a made-in-the-USA ethos, or want to produce locally for quality control and convenience, there are options, like PDR Knitting in Downtown Los Angeles.

With a team of 14, plus an army of nine automated knitting machines, founder Evita Chu caters to the sweater-making needs of labels such as Baja East, Fear of God, John Elliott and Chrome Hearts. We met Chu through Lindy Leiser, an FIT-trained knitwear designer in the early stages of developing her own knitwear brand, Lindy Fox.

Lindy Leiser looking through yarns. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

Lindy Leiser looking through yarns. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

Leiser found PDR through the CFDA’s website and was struck by the quality of the factory’s website and Instagram; keeping up any sort of online presence is rare in the world of apparel factories, which tend to be shrouded in mystery. It’s perhaps one of many reasons Chu has stayed in business since “accidentally” launching it 12 years ago.

In a twist of fate, Chu, who was a designer, found herself stuck at home, unable to work after two consecutive car accidents. A friend asked her to knit some sweaters for him from home, and through word of mouth, she got a job knitting samples for the LA-based brand Mike and Chris. The order was large enough that she needed to ask an old colleague for help; he said he wouldn’t work for her unless they had an office to work out of, and (with help from her mom), she found a super-cheap, 700-square-foot space downtown, and PDR Knitting was born. “I had no idea what I was going to do, how I was going to survive,” she says. One day, a reporter for California Apparel News, who’d heard about a new luxury knitwear factory in town, knocked on her door. After the resulting article was published, new clients came rolling in.

PDR Knitting. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

PDR Knitting. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

With rising minimum wages in California, running a manufacturing business that can compete with cheaper overseas options hasn’t been easy. But Chu sets PDR Knitting apart by offering consulting, and strong relationships with yarn vendors, that one might not find elsewhere. “I’m not like a typical factory where you have to submit a complete tech pack, and I’ll process it for you without questioning anything. Big factories do that because they don’t want to spend so much time consulting and advising,” she explains. Often, clients will come in without any knowledge of the knitwear process where she’ll advise them and even offer tips to help them save money. “At one point, I also had to save money for myself, so I know the struggle of small business,” she says.

Leiser is an exception in that she’s trained in knitwear and often comes equipped with her own yarn (she buys deadstock yarn that would otherwise go to a landfill to reduce waste), but with most clients, Chu will start out by sitting down and discussing their brand’s aesthetic, vision and price point. With a small brand, Chu will typically take a down payment and order the yarn for them; PDR’s conference room has bookshelves filled with swatches from various yarn mills. Or, clients can order the yarn themselves and Chu just acts as a liason. “From there, we do the development; from development, we do the first sample. We fit it to see what she likes, what she doesn’t like,” explains Chu. Once they lock down all the details, they’ll begin production.

One of many books of yarn swatches. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

PDR is also attractive to emerging designers because Chu will take orders of all quantities, whether you want to make three sweaters or 300, whereas bigger factories and those overseas typically require larger minimum orders. “She’ll actually take my order if I just need to produce 10 pieces, whereas overseas, they won’t even answer my email if I say that,” explains Leiser. “It might be a little more expensive but it’s completely worth it.”

Being in LA and subject to its rising rents and minimum wages, PDR’s services don’t come cheap; its clients pretty much have to sell at a luxury price point in order to get a decent profit margin. Although, with the recent shift she’s noticed towards a direct-to-consumer business model, designers are able to price more competitively. “The traditional wholesale route — manufacturer-wholesaler-retailer, where there’s so many middle men and so much margin cutoff — it’s slowly dying,” she says. “Something that is costing $100 [to produce] will end up $600 at the retail in the traditional route.” By going direct-to-consumer, some of her clients can price the same item closer to $350 or $400, she says.

Chu inputting a design into the program that sends data to the automatic knitting machines. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

Chu inputting a design into the program that sends data to the automatic knitting machines. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

Another challenge facing Chu, and the domestic knitting industry as a whole, is the dwindling workforce. When LA fashion manufacturing was flourishing, there was a surge of immigrants from Mexico and Central America who could knit. Today, many of them are too old to work, and they haven’t passed down their skills to the next generation. “They settled here, their children are educated, they don’t want to work in a factory,” explains Chu. In recent years, she’s gone from having 24 employees to 14, and she’s supplemented the rest with computerized Shima Seiki machines. “I don’t have to worry about worker’s compensation, I don’t have to worry about minimum wage hikes. They don’t complain,” says Chu, somewhat jokingly. An added bonus: The machines are inherently zero-waste.

Chu inputs her clients’ designs into a computer program that codes them and tells the machine what to do. The machine produces pieces of a sweater — a sleeve, a front, a back — which are then linked by hand on a special linking device. Finishings like zippers, buttons and tags are also done by hand, and PDR offers shipping services, as well.

A worker setting one of the knitting machines. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

A worker setting one of the knitting machines. Photo: Vicky Matthew/Fashionista

While the knitwear manufacturing process may become increasingly automated as it becomes harder to find (and pay) people with the skills to do it by hand, Chu is confident that “made in the USA” is something people will continue to care about and be willing to pay a premium for. “It does have a good name, just like ‘made in Italy’ back in the day,” she says. “[People are] willing to pay a little bit more for the perceived value.”

Get a closer look at the factory’s process and machinery in the gallery below.

30
Aug
18

Made in America Gets Boost With New Reshoring Award

Made In America Gets Boost With New Reshoring Award

Made in America Gets Boost with new Reshoring Award

by Michelle Russell, August 28,2018

 

A New award to accelerate the ‘Made in America’ movement has been launched in the US, aimed at recognising textile and apparel companies that have successfully reshored the sewing of any products.

The Reshoring Initiative and SEAMS – the National Association for the US Sewn Products Industry – say the new annual Sewn Products National Reshoring Award is open to companies that have move production from offshore back to the US or set up new production that has taken market share from imports between 1 January 2014 and 31 January 2019.

There will be awards for three industry categories: cut and sew manufacturers; brands/OEMS/Vertical retailers; and equipment/technology suppliers. Applications must be received by 21 January 2019.

“In 2017 about 170,000 manufacturing jobs were announced to come back from offshore, up 2,800% from 2010,” says Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. “Apparel and textiles were among the industries most heavily impacted by offshoring and are now reshoring strongly. We anticipate that this award will motivate more companies to re-evaluate their offshoring and see that it is often more profitable to produce or source domestically. We also hope that other associations will chose to support similar awards to show that their industries are now successfully reshoring.”

US reshoring is the practice of transferring offshore business operations or sourcing back to the US in addition to any new or significantly increased production in the US from importing. The Made in America Movement is focused on increasing production in the US to strengthen the economy and bring jobs back to the US. SEAMS works to drive this trend with a membership of the leading US brands, manufacturers, and retailers in the sewn production industry.

The awards competition was officially launched earlier this month at the SEAMS Annual Networking Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The winner will be announced at  the SEAMS 2019 Spring Networking Conference.

“SEAMS is thrilled to partner on this award which adds value to our Made in America initiatives and acknowledges those US-based companies supporting manufacturing in our country,” adds Will Duncan, executive director, SEAMS.

The Reshoring Initiative, founded in 2010, helps manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased products and tooling. The Initiative also trains suppliers how to sell against lower priced offshore competitors.

From Just-Style.com

Thanks to Alliance for American Manufacturing for pointing out this article.

 

29
Aug
18

Mizzen and Main Shirts

Mizzen and Main Shirts

Why are these shirts so comfortable AF?

They’re made out of performance fabric. Yeah. Performance fabric.

These aren’t the shiny, polyester shirts your weird uncle wore in the 1970’s. This is 22nd century level.

Our shirts breathe, stretch, and wick away moisture. They require no ironing, no dry cleaning, and are machine washable.

We are not cotton. We are better than cotton.

That’s right. No ironing. No dry cleaning.

Why did we do this?

We saw a guy on a hot day in Washington D.C., probably with aspirations to become POTUS, go into a meeting drenched in sweat.

How can you become the President going into a meeting looking like you just walked out of a pool? You can’t. You’ve got to look good, and you’ve got to feel good. Cotton blocks you from all of that.

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5231 MONOHANS | FORT WORTH, TX

HOURS: 10–7 M–F, 10–8 SAT, 12–6 SUN

900 Battery Ave SE, Suite 1010, Atlanta, GA 30339

HOURS: 10–8 M–F, 10–8 SAT, 11–6 SUN

Mizzen and Main was started in 2012. It was initially started being self-funded. It eventually attracted other investors. Now, Mizzen and Main shirts are found at Nordstroms and have even opened their own Mizzen and Main stores. The difference about Mizzen and Main shirts is they are made of stretchy polyester material. This is maybe the only company in America that makes polyester shirts for men. Check them out, I have two of them – nice fit, great patterns.

 

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