If the tag on your shirt says "Made in USA," it could be a Finley from Dallas.
Almost nothing in American closets has the words "Made in the USA" on them.
You can find it on old clothes, but since the 1990s, when younger millennials were still in diapers, more and more clothing has been made in factories in other countries.
There is a rare exception in Dallas.
Finley Shirts is one of a small number of designers and brands that are still making 3 percent of clothing in the U.S.
Finley makes 60,000 items a year, and its long-term contractors in Arlington, Garland, and Mesquite keep 100 sewers busy.
Finley's clothes are sold in 500 stores across the U.S., including high-end shops like Tootsie's and WOLO in Dallas and Neiman Marcus.
A white cotton shirt for women made by Finley Shirts in Dallas has a tag that says "Made in the USA."Finley's clothes aren't very expensive. shirts for women start at $200 and dresses at $285.
Finley once produced overseas. lost Slow shipping. The voyage required steaming and pressing. Pay duties. Everything took longer.
"We didn't save much." Control slips. Finley Shirts president Marty Washington observed, "You lack input."
"NOW WHEN OUR CONTRACTORS DELIVER PRODUCT, WE CAN CORRECT IT IN TWO DAYS. ONCE IT SHIPS FROM CHINA, IT'S YOURS." Added
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