Zady Shares 6 Important Made in America Manufacturing Stats


What's the reality of American manufacturing? Zady, the retailer focused on slow fashion put together an infographic detailing the latest figures and perceptions on domestic production. Here are six highlights:


  1. People will pay extra to buy American. More than 60 percent of all respondents indicated they’d buy American-made clothes and appliances even if those cost 10 percent more than imported versions; more than 25 percent said they’d pay at least an extra 20 percent.
  2. In the 1960s, 95% of the clothing that Americans wore was American-made. Today that number is less than 3%.
  3. There are over 18,600 cotton farms in the United States today.
  4. Texas is the leading cotton-producing state. In 2014, the U.S. produced more than 16 million bales of cotton, 30% (more than 4,800,000 bales) of this coming from Texas.
  5. As of 2011, 98% of apparel is made outside of the United States as well as 99% of footwear
  6. Employment in the apparel manufacturing industry has declined by more than 80 percent (from about 900,000 to 150,000 jobs) over the past two decades.

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