Top 5 Reasons to Keep Your Apparel Production in the USA

Posted on May 1, 2013 ยท Posted in General

made-in-usa-stampThroughout the past few decades clothing brands, as well as other industries, have been outsourcing their production overseas in order to cut down on cost. However, the lower cost of production is not without its setbacks. Extended production turnaround, language barriers, and high shipping costs can hurt any brand’s bottom-line. We have put together a list of the top 5 reasons to keep your production in the USA.

  1. Faster Turnaround – Most apparel brands in America also sell in America so it makes sense to have your production where it will be sold. A seasonal line can go from production to store shelves in as little as 2 days.
  2. Higher Quality – Let’s face it, the reason production is cheaper in other countries is due to low wages and inferior machinery which ultimately results in a sub-par product. SoCal Sewing’s experienced garment makers meticulously sew each piece together garments using the latest sewing machines. Afterward, each piece is thoroughly inspected before packaging.
  3. Greater Control – By having your clothing lines produced in America, you are also giving yourself more control over the process. For example if you have an unexpected rush order, it’s easier to source fabric and start production right away.
  4. Simple Communication – Working with an overseas sewing contractor on the other side of the planet can also force you to work around their schedule which means while they’re working, you should be sleeping. Language barriers can also make it difficult to get your point across causing problems with the finished product.
  5. Helping the US Economy – Not only are you helping yourself, you are also helping keep the American economy strong by keeping manufacturing jobs in the US.