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Made in America

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Overview

In a development few ever expected, a range of economic and political factors have come together for nothing less than a revival of the U.S. textile and apparel manufacturing industry.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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President Obama

Government and Trade

U.S. Jobs in Campaign Spotlight

Made in USA is proving to be a key battleground of the presidential campaign and some experts predict that a shift in sourcing back to the U.S. has begun.

clock September 5, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fresh Produce

Textiles

Made in America: Domestic Sourcing on the Rise

Economic and political factors and circumstances have come together for nothing less than a revival of the U.S. textile and apparel manufacturing industry.

clock September 5, 2012Arthur Friedman

A Stoll knitting machine being delivered to Keff NYC's factory on West 36th Street.

Textiles

New York City’s Garment Center Revs Up

Once the hub of American apparel manufacturing, the district is at the heart of the revival movement, as well.

clock September 5, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Alan Ennis

Beauty Features

Beauty Sector Builds Domestic Foundation

The New York metropolitan area still serves as the hub of local contract product manufacturing.

clock September 5, 2012Molly Prior

Walter and Brian Meck.

Textiles

Fessler USA: An Oasis Grows in Orwigsburg, Pa.

Along the rolling hills of eastern Pennsylvania lies an oddity — a family-owned, fully integrated, state-of-the-art knitwear factory.

clock September 5, 2012Arthur Friedman

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tours Lucky Brand's new headquarters in downtown L.A.

Denim

L.A. Looks to Gain as Apparel Hot Spot

A growing circle of designers and executives are picking the city as the preferred provenance for making accessories, beauty products and apparel.

clock September 5, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Financial

USA: Consumers Say They Will Pay

The severe economic challenges of the 21st century have Americans thinking far more positively about American-made apparel.

clock September 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Zella seamless sports bras

Retail

U.S. Stores Eye Domestic Goods

A growing number of retailers are taking a closer look at or increasing their purchase of domestically made apparel.

clock September 5, 2012David Moin and Sharon Edelson

A Miriam Haskell necklace.

Jewelry

Accessories Council Leads Initiative for Made in USA

The council’s president, Karen Giberson, formed a group to promote the domestic production of fashion jewelry and other accessories.

clock September 5, 2012Rachel Strugatz and Alexandra Steigrad

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Jonathan Saunders and Diane von Furstenberg at the CFDA Fashion Awards after party

Fashion

Jonathan Saunders Resigns as Chief Creative Officer of DVF

clock December 15, 2017Joelle Diderich

Social Studies