In the last two decades, the U.S. has lost 90% of its apparel manufacturing jobs. The post-recession picture hasn't been very encouraging either, with emerging designers lacking the infrastructure, resources, and industry support needed to make substantial gains in domestic production.
The smartest way forward for apparel manufacturing may be one that runs counter to he conventional wisdom. Essentially, the time has come for a return to “Made in USA.”
If that sounds surprising, it's already happening in New York City.
Keywords: garment manufacturing, U.S. Manufacturing resurgence, apparel supply chain, business models