LOS ANGELES — The U.S. is benefiting from a revival in manufacturing, although challenges persist in the domestic apparel industry, according to speakers and attendees at the West Coast Manufacturing Conference.
Held at the Biltmore Hotel here May 1, the conference attracted participants who work in key industries in Southern California: fashion and apparel, aerospace and defense, and consumer products. Among the attendees representing the local apparel sector were Leah Garvin, founder of a fashion incubator called FactoryLA, and David Perry, owner of The DSP Group, which handles design, production and business strategy for companies interested in producing clothes domestically.
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