RITIN Webinar – Made In USA Apparel: What is the Future?

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Start Date

April 18, 2023 05:00 pm

End Date

April 18, 2023 06:00 pm




Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN)



Explore the future of American-made apparel with the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) and the URI Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design (TMD).

RITIN’s spring 2023 webinar takes a look at the making of garments, apparel and textiles in the United States and in the Ocean State.

In the 1960s, 95% of apparel purchased in the USA was made in the USA. Now, 97% of apparel purchased in America is made overseas, according to the American Apparel and Footwear Association. 52% of consumers say they prefer buying US-made apparel, but will they pay a premium for it?

A panel of industry practitioners will talk about the past and present of US made apparel with an eye to the future. Can domestic manufacturing of clothing be more than a cottage industry?

Photo of stack of books - book is Crafted with Pride

Industry insiders, students, and those interested in #MadeInRI textiles will hear insights from panelists:

 Click here for PDF with Panelist bios.

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