Photo: Raleigh Denim, made in Raleigh, NC
NYC’s Garment District employs 7,100 workers and contributes approximately $2 billion each year to the city’s economy.
What if other cities had that kind of manufacturing power?
Fort Wayne, Indiana and Raleigh, North Carolina are just two rising hubs of apparel manufacturing in the U.S.
"Armed with laptops and websites, entrepreneurs with a passion for domestic manufacturing are rolling the dice in smaller cities. They’re trying to resuscitate American-made apparel—and to recover lost American manufacturing jobs," wrote Heesun Wee for CNBC.com.
Here are a few noteworthy makers, and where they’re located. Who’s making apparel near you?
cinda b, Fort Wayne, Indiana
OFabz Swimwear, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Anton Alexander, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Annelore, New York City
Raleigh Denim, Raleigh, North Carolina
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