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03 January 2018 How Hard Is It to Be "Made In The U.S.A."?

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Gumball Poodle makes all of our socks in the U.S., so this article about the recent closing of the last selvedge denim mill in the States hits close to home...

When we started out in 2009, Gumball Poodle made all of our socks in the United States. We flirted with Chinese manufacturing for a few years, but returned all of our production Stateside in 2016. There were numerous reasons we ultimately decided U.S. manufacturing was best for us, including quality control and environmental responsibility.

However, maintaining U.S. production is not easy; this article from Forbes about the closing of the last selvedge denim mill in the United States succinctly covers the difficulties American-made brands face. 

If you are at all interested in the history of textiles in the United States, the complexities of manufacturing or what it means to be "Made In The U.S.A.," I encourage you to give this article a few minutes of your time.