High-end brands tout more "Made in America" labels

01/20/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Luxury fashion retailers and brands are looking to make more of their goods at US factories, citing greater demand from customers concerned with both national loyalty and conditions in factories overseas. The decisions also make sense from a business perspective, as manufacturing in China gets more expensive and sourcing from American factories means a quicker turnaround. "There's something intangible and valuable. It's more about craftsmanship and authenticity than margin and profit," said Rag & Bone designer Marcus Wainwright.

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