SFD019: Apparel Manufacturers in the USA: A Good Choice vs Overseas?
September 18, 2017
One of the hardest decisions a startup designer has to make is choosing apparel manufacturers in the USA vs going overseas. But what if I told you US production is starting to compete with overseas prices? And lead times are WAY faster? And minimums are MUCH lower? Learn how (and why) you should choose Made in USA.
Kathryn Hilderbrand is a master tailor, designer and business entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience working in the fashion industry. She founded Good Clothing Company in 2015 to create small runs of production for designers, and is passionate about bringing clothing manufacturing back to the United States. In this interview, she shares why it’s important to bring manufacturing back to the US, how it’s unfair to expect a garment to cost the same as a cup of coffee, and what designers are doing to educate their consumers about ethical manufacturing.
You will learn:
Why manufacturing and production are coming back to the states