Supply Chain integrity is incredibly important to JON BLANCO. Knowing where a product comes from is necessary for being a socially and environmentally sustainable company.
Our long-term vision is to manufacture every product in the United States using only organic and recycled materials. Ultimately, we would love to establish a manufacturing hub right here in St. Louis, MO. These are big ambitions for a local brand, but we believe it is possible.
Nonetheless, the fashion industry must have a candid conversation around manufacturing practices - how clothing is made, where it is made, etc..
We believe the future of fashion is localized and sustainable. And we want to be on the frontlines of this effort!
Manufacturing clothing in the United States of America has many benefits that are often overlooked in today's globalized economy.
Quality and Practices
One of the main benefits is the ability to ensure the quality of the product being produced. When clothing is manufactured in the United States, it is subject to strict regulations and oversight that help to ensure that the final product is of the highest quality. This can be especially important for consumers who are concerned about the safety and well-being of the workers who produce their clothing.
Another benefit of manufacturing clothing in the United States is the ability to create jobs for American workers. The clothing industry is a significant employer in the United States, providing jobs for thousands of workers across the country. Manufacturing clothing in the United States helps to keep these jobs in the country, which can have a positive impact on the economy as a whole. I always say, money spent here stays here and is recirculated through the local economy! Additionally, manufacturing jobs tend to pay higher wages than many other types of jobs, which can help to improve the standard of living for American workers.
The environmental effect of the garment business may be minimized by producing apparel in the United States. It is not uncommon for clothing to travel great distances when it is made in another country and then sent to its ultimate destination. Carbon emissions from this might be rather high, adding to global warming. Producing apparel domestically in the United States may help lessen the industry's carbon footprint by minimizing the distance items must travel.
Making apparel in the United States also allows businesses to adapt the manufacturing process to accommodate changes in customer demand. It's possible this is particularly relevant in the fashion industry, where trends and customer tastes shift quickly.
Making clothes here in the USA has been shown to boost local pride and solidarity. Buying domestically produced garments is a vote of confidence in the American economy and the individuals who make them. As a result, individuals may feel more connected to one another and more proud of their nation and its residents.
Are you looking for USA made goods? Check out our selection of American made products: https://www.jonblanco.com/collections/usa-made