Experts & Insiders 12/9/2010

E&I - Made in the U.S.A.

E&I: FISH - Made in the U.S.A.

It’s great these days to see an emergence back to the need, and want, for American made goods. One category that we work on as a focus, is almost completely gone from being made in the USA, and that’s technical outerwear. There are a few remaining factories that are able to keep their doors open, and some even thriving, which makes us wonder…why can’t there be more?

About a week ago, I packed a light bag and headed up to Foggy Oregon, to check in with one of these factories, to see if it might be a right fit for one of our clients. Even they do a lot of outerwear, they also do tons of other technical activewear, that frankly, I have not seen done as well inside our borders..

Large new production floor, with more machines then they need, but as other factories go under…why wouldn’t you buy all of theirs.

Production lines ready to get cranking. Since the factory is in the process of moving here, that’s why it is so nice an neat, and not in full production mode quite yet.

What would a visit to the PNW be without admiring all the great bikes.

And eating gobs of Sushi. Tastes much better then Rocky Mountain Oysters.