North America

U.S.A. Seeking To Buck The Trends Of Global Trade By Manufacturing At Home

Six dollars. That’s how much more an American consumer would have to pay for the typical T-shirt made in the U.S. rather than in a potentially unsafe factory in a poor, faraway country.

So reckons Eric Henry, chief executive officer of a North Carolina-based apparel manufacturer called TS Designs, which markets its T-shirts as both environmentally sustainable and ethically produced -- two virtues sprung from the fact that it cannot compete on price while remaining in the U.S.

“We decided to stay here, and it has been a difficult path,” said Henry.

Henry has been in the apparel business for three decades, enough to see nearly all of his competitors disband... Click HERE to read more