Do you really have a sewing factory in the US?

Some might be amazed how often I get this question. Of course, the answer is an emphatic YES!

At our company, Bearse USA, we feel very fortunate to be able to survive and thrive in the topsy turvy world of manufacturing. We took our share of lumps for awhile, but we believe strongly in what we’re doing today.

During the late 90’s and early 00’s, we endured several tough conversations with our customers. The typical one sounded something like this, “You know, you make great product and you deliver on time, but…we’re going to China because we can get it for 50 cents on the dollar. There’s a lot of pressure on us from our executives and we need to do what we have to do.”

That was then. We were a company unprepared for the globalization of our industry. It took some serious introspection.

My Dad worked here for over 40 years and retired in 1999. When he comes down here now, it’s barely recognizable to him. New products, new machines, new capabilities, and a lean and mean efficient office. We invested a lot of time, money, and emotion to make this happen. It required some hard decisions and a few leaps of faith, but it worked, and we’re not looking back.

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3 Responses to Do you really have a sewing factory in the US?

  1. Seth Frey says:

    Interesting, as I too have learned, and echo the insight, Tom. Do you believe there is a way to go from the WINK-WINK scenario, to a WIN-WIN scenario?

  2. admin says:

    A little enforcement would go a long way. There’s certain departments that do site visits, like DSCP in Philadelphia. All of them should be doing it.

    Right now there’s both extremes. Some have none, others have very heavy oversight that make executing contracts very burdensome.

  3. really have a sewing factory in the US? – Tactical Gear Sewing 101? Seriously? I was searching Google for how to make money sewing and found this… will have to think about it.

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