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Sewn products reshoring award nominations open

February 16th, 2022

The Reshoring Initiative, founded in 2010, helps manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased products and tooling.  SEAMS and The Reshoring Initiative participated in the “Made in USA/Reshoring” panel  at the Sourcing at MAGIC event in Las Vegas, Nev. The panel discussion was focused on steps […]

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A ‘mixed bag’ for U.S. textile manufacturing

March 1st, 2021

When supply chains from Asia were cut off in the spring of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic revealed the extent to which the U.S. was dependent on imports of personal protective equipment (PPE) including nonwoven surgical masks, according to U.S. trade representative Bill Jackson. Photo: © Kateryna Rykun, Dreamstime.com The year 2020 was not a particularly […]

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SEAMS SPRING NETWORKING CONFERENCE: May 8-10, 2019

March 29th, 2019

This year’s conference will take place May 8-10 in Savannah, Ga. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Sessions will lead off with a Washington Update: “Competitiveness of the U.S. Sewn Products Sector,” from the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Keynote Speakers Day 1: A "special” guest representative Day 2: “Sourcing […]

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Reshoring brings jobs to the U.S.

June 11th, 2018

In 2017 combined reshoring and related foreign direct investment (FDI) added more than 171,000 jobs according to the Reshoring Initiative’s 2017 Reshoring Report. Including upward revisions of 67,000 jobs in prior years, the total number of manufacturing jobs brought to the U.S. from offshore was more than 576,000 since the manufacturing employment low of 2010. […]

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