At Brooks Industries we work with several companies whose products are “Made in The USA.” However, to be able to label a product with this distinction doesn’t always mean that every single component needs to come from America.
Given a choice between a product made in the U.S. and an identical one made abroad, 78 percent of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a new nationally representative survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.
More than 80 percent of those people cited retaining manufacturing jobs and keeping American manufacturing strong in the global economy as very important reasons for buying American. About 60 percent-cited concern about the use of child workers or other cheap labor overseas, or stated that American-made goods were of higher quality.
And people would pay extra to buy American. More than 60 percent of all respondents indicated they’d buy American-made clothes even if those cost 10 percent more than imported versions; more than 25 percent said they’d pay at least an extra 20 percent. Perhaps more surprising: more than 60 percent of Chinese respondents said they’d buy the American-made version over the Chinese even if it were to cost more.
Brooks Industries has formed partnerships with manufacturing mills both in the USA and abroad. Items such as elastic, fusing, pocketing and embroidery backing can all be imported from an international source without losing ones, “Made In the USA” branding as long as the garment is assembled stateside.
Please contact us today to learn about “Made In The USA” products or to inquire about our numerous manufacturing resources both domestically and overseas.