By and and  on August 9, 2011

The remnants of the once-dynamic apparel manufacturing centers in Los Angeles and New York are working toward a revival.

The industry efforts are coming at a time of renewed interest in U.S. manufacturing of textiles and apparel as American plants benefit from rising costs abroad, particularly in China, and brands’ desire for greater control of their supply chains. After decades of decline, there has been some improvement in the pattern of job losses. In July, U.S. mills making apparel fabrics added 800 jobs to employ 123,600, but apparel employment fell by 2,000 jobs to 152,900.

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