By  on January 15, 2016

The closest the hipsters of  “It” city Nashville typically come to a “Made in America” apparel label is when they shop at vintage stores — here a 1960s Jantzen swimsuit, there a hat from some milliner of yesteryear. Fifty years ago, almost all of the clothes purchased in the U.S. were made domestically.

Now only 2.6 percent of clothing bought by Americans is made in the U.S., according to a recent American Apparel and Footwear Association report.

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