Melissa McCarthy Plans on Making Clothing in the USA

Melissa McCarthy, comedienne, TV star and movie star, revealed in the Good Housekeeping issue of December, 2012, that she has plans to make her own collection of plus size clothing to be made in the United States. Melissa McCarthy is best known as Molly in the TV hit show ‘Mike and Molly’. But she has had major roles in movies like ‘Bridesmaids’ and the upcoming ‘Identity Thief’ with Jason Bateman.

Melissa McCarthy

The following is an excerpt from Good Housekeeping:

After briefly studying fashion and textiles in college and customizing most of her own wardrobe over the years, the talented seamstress is also planning to launch a clothing collection for women like her. “I am plus-size, and the things out there are made either for a 16-year-old hooker or an 89-year-old grandmother of the bride – and they’re made from the material used for haircutting capes,” she says. “The fabric has to be better, the cuts have to be better, and I want [the collection to be made] in the United States. I have no problem saying that an item might cost $11 more than the shirt down the street; it will last longer, and it will fit and look better.” The line, which will likely include dresses designed in her favorite flattering Empire-waist style with a deep V-neck, is still in the early stages of development, but McCarthy is determined to make it happen.

Editorial comment: I applaud Melissa McCarthy and her mission to bring better quality clothing to market and to have it manufactured in the United States. I especially liked her comment which should be aimed at the current American clothing consumer: Pay a little more for quality – you will be much happier in the long run.


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