Made In Michigan – Coming soon, to your closet?
Anyone who has spoken to me in the last two years about fashion law will attest to the fact that I am obsessed with the idea of developing a robust Michigan garment industry. For those of us who have not grown up in the New York garment district, it is difficult to comprehend all of the people and processes that are involved in a robust garment industry. Fortunately, I share my obsession with my daughter, who sent me a link to "Make it in America: Empowering Global Fashion" (2014). If you have an interest in what has happened to New York’s garment district, would like to hear from designers how important it is to have direct access to manufacturing and sourcing, or just wondered how your jeans were made, check it out here.
Made in America, made locally, made by hand – these have become value added descriptions of the clothes, shoes and accessories that we buy. I’d like to change the end of Make it in America, or be the first person to view Make it in America – Part II, to explore the success story that we Made in Michigan.