Fashion: Made in the U.S.A

1 Jan

As America’s economy slowly crawls it’s way back out of the recession we are forced to look to the future of manufacturing in this country.  Look at New York and it’s eager facilities in the garment district and the  garment district of Los Angeles where there is a plethora of talent waiting to be sub-contracted.  With the imminent changes happening in the U.S. government and our private sector business growth sputtering at 1% growth there is only one way and that is UP!   Over 30 years ago 95% of America’s retail clothing was manufactured in the U.S.  Can we ever get that back?

Several high end market fashion labels ARE GOING UP in America as they seek to use Made in the U.S.A as a marketing tool and economic boost for the interior of this country.  They are profiled here in this article.

The Row by The Olsen Twins

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have committed to using American Made talent for manufacturing their clothing line entitled The Row, after Saville Row in London.  These self proclaimed independent business moguls have consistently pushed the idea of manufacturing in the United States with enough fervor to go to Washington D.C. as part of the garment district’s initiative. Michele Obama wears The Row apparel.  These business savvy women understand the importance of employing domestic talent within the the U.S. to encourage growth for the garment industry that has been  out sourced to China which is now becoming a foreign policy problem.  With the future relying heavily on the next administration that will subsidize companies to manufacture domestically and employ the talent in America, will we see other companies contribute to the next generation of Made in the U.S.A.

These particular business ethics will save this country as business leaders implement them for others to follow.  The Olsen Twins are those types of leaders for the fashion industry!


6 Responses to “Fashion: Made in the U.S.A”

  1. It's A Want January 2, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    love the Olsen Twins.. They are such hard workers and have great style! Loved your post! Happy New Year!

    Lee Anne

    • the1stellaterra January 2, 2012 at 2:35 am #

      Happy New Year as well! Looking for some big positive changes that the Olsen’s are representing….The Row is very awsome!

  2. The Chic Gadget January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I will definitely check out The Row…I’d only ever seen Olsen Boye. Great post!

    • the1stellaterra January 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      Thanks….The Olsen Twins have great style since they’ve been shopping in Italy at 10! The craftsmanship of The Row is amazing and it’s mostly made in the U.S.A. Except their handbags are made in Italy!

  3. westwood January 13, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    The most surprising thing I read in here is that outsourcing has only been as rampant as it has been for the last 30 years. It’s amazing how quickly we accept a recent phenomenon without question.

    • the1stellaterra January 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      Yes, it seems that the newest generation will not have known that fashion was primarily made in the U.S. at these incredible garment districts in NY and LA.

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