Textile manufacturing is not dead in the U.S. It’s just very small

“Sustainable” is a big buzzword these days, especially in fashion. 

The textile industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, leaning heavily on synthetic dyes and plastic fibers that linger in the environment for decades. And it’s centralized in China and Southeast Asia.

Only two percent of Americans’ clothes are made in the United States. The pandemic has revealed how vulnerable we are when the things we need must be shipped to us from half a world away. Read more at WKSU.