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1st Annual Sewn Products National Reshoring Award Announced

The National Association for the Sewn Products Products Industry (SEAMS) and The Reshoring Initiative have launched the First Annual Sewn Products National Reshoring Award.

The award is open to all companies that have successfully reshored the sewing of any product to the U.S., accelerating the Made in America movement. 

The Made in America Movement is focused on increasing production in the U.S., to strengthen the economy and bring jobs back to the U.S. The SEAMS organization drives this trend with a membership of the leading U.S. brands, manufacturers, and retailers in the sewn products industry.

Eligibility for this award must include production reshoring from offshore back to the U.S. or represent new production that has taken market share from imports between Jan. 1, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2019. 

There will be awards for three industry categories: cut and sew manufacturers; brands/OEMS/vertical retailers; and equipment/technology suppliers.

Relevant companies for any sewn products are encouraged to apply. Request for applications must be received by Jan. 21, 2019. Final applications must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2019.

“In 2017 about 170,000 manufacturing jobs were announced to come back from offshore, up 2,800 percent from 2010,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of The Reshoring Initiative. “Apparel and textiles were among the industries most heavily impacted by offshoring and are now reshoring strongly. We anticipate that this award will motivate more companies to reevaluate their offshoring and see that it is often more profitable to produce or source domestically. We also hope that other associations will choose to support similar awards to show that their industries are now successfully reshoring.”

The awards competition was introduced Aug. 2, 2018 at the SEAMS Annual Networking Conference in Nashville, Tenn., attended by the industry’s leading U.S. companies participating in the resurgence of Made in America. The winner will be announced at the SEAMS 2019 Spring Networking Conference. 

“SEAMS is thrilled to partner on this award which adds value to our Made in America initiatives and acknowledges those U.S. based companies supporting manufacturing in our country”, states Will Duncan, executive director at SEAMS.

Questions about the National Sewn Products Reshoring Award can be directed to Harry Moser at 847-867-1144 or harry.moser@reshorenow.org







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