A Boomlet for Domestic Apparel Makers

As surprising as it may sound, hundreds of small apparel makers, most with just a few dozen employees, still manufacture their clothing in the U.S. Because of increased lead times at manufacturers in Asia, many are benefiting from their decision to keep production stateside, says Nate Herman, vice-president for international trade at the American Apparel & Footwear Assn. "There haven't been any new manufacturers popping up, but the ones that are around are pretty much at maximum production," Herman says.

Flip through this slide show for snapshots of eight small brands from across the country that make 80 percent or more of their clothing in the U.S.
 
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