Aug 27, 2011

FGI Hosts Made in the USA

Seattle's Fashion Group International is setting it sights on helping local companies source and manufacture their products closer to home. Many companies are choosing domestic production in a trend that is being seen industry-wide. Benefits of domestic apparel production include speed-to-market, quality control, social responsibility and reduced shipping costs. Although some companies hesitate to produce domestically due to pricing or minimum production requirements, Fashion Group is confident that the manufacturers presenting at the September ‘Made in the USA' event can be viable resources for small and medium-sized companies looking to start or maintain domestic production. Companies scheduled to speak at the event include KAVU, Portland Garment Factory, ITC Accessories, Unique Textiles, Emerald Sport Sewing, Luxe Riot, Grafeka Custom Apparel and NW Textiles. The event is scheduled to be held from 2-4pm on Wednesday, Sept. 21st at The Bravern in Bellevue. Tickets are $20 for FGI members and $35 for non-members and will be available in advance through Brown Paper, event number 192606.

About Fashion Group International
Established in 1930, The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization of over 5,000 executives with 35 chapters in nine countries around the world, representing all areas of fashion, beauty, and related industries. The Seattle Chapter of Fashion Group International has been around for over 25 years and includes members from a variety of companies, including Zumiez, Ex Officio, Eddie Bauer, REI, Nordstrom, and Cutter & Buck. For more information visit or email You can also follow FGI on Twitter @SeattleFGI.


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