Bill sends word of an article appearing on CNN’s website entitled Is ‘Made in U.S.A.’ back in vogue?. Apparently, the necessity of lean and fast fashion is gaining importance for big-box apparel producers. Said manufacturers have discovered that domestic production is the best solution for rapid response. Now, what will they discover next? I’ve been saying as much to anybody who’d listen. I know on this end that production capacity at contract houses (the smaller ones anyway) has tightened considerably making it more difficult to place contracts for the smaller lines.
Yes Virginia, you can manufacture in the US, be competitive, profitable and socially responsible. It’s good to see the media has finally discovered the same. Now one can only hope said producers will stick around here and read up on ZARA’s methods for fast fashion. Also, be sure to read Bill’s take on the news in Call Kathleen … NOW!