American theatrical drapery manufacturer Sew What? Inc. is making the point that Made in America is still a good thing. Its founder and president, Megan Duckett believes in supporting the national economy by selecting local mills right here in the U.S.
Online PR News – 04-October-2012 – Rancho Dominguez, CA – At a time when so many goods are being produced overseas, American theatrical drapery manufacturer Sew What? Inc. is making the point that Made in America is still a good thing. Its founder and president, Megan Duckett, a native of Australia who immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 19, believes in delivering top value to their customers while doing all they can as a company to support the national economy by selecting local mills right here in the U.S.
"All of our final fabrication is done right here in Dominguez Hills, California," said Ms Duckett, "and we use American-made materials produced by American mills to the maximum extent possible. Only when a particular product is not made here do we look to find it offshore; and even then we try to get our local suppliers to produce it onshore if they are able."
The U.S. soft textile manufacturer will shortly begin applying "Made in America" labels to its stage and theatrical drapery products that showcase that they are all-American-made.
"It's imperative that we as Americans make the effort to support and purchase products made in America by an American labor force. Every time a U.S. mill closes, the chances of another U.S. mill opening in its place are slim to none. So it's up to us," added Ms Duckett.
Ms Duckett called upon the entertainment industry, their primary source of business, to rally behind the effort to buy American-made products and support U.S. companies as much as possible. There was a time, she said, when "Made in America" really meant something, but it's come to mean products that are more expensive. She hopes that the efforts of Sew What? to buy and continue manufacturing in the U.S. will be duplicated by others in her category, as well as elsewhere.
In addition to encouraging her local suppliers to produce materials and fabrics that are currently only available abroad, she has spoken with several overseas manufacturers about the possibility of producing their fibers here in the U.S.
"The global economy and the financial incentives of buying offshore have made U.S. production more fragile than ever. At least in our little corner of the world, we want to do something meaningful and supportive, and we're proud of it."
About Sew What? Inc.
Sew What? Inc., located in Rancho Dominguez, CA, is well-known for its dramatic theatrical drapes and fabrics used in major rock concerts, top fashion shows and other artistic staged venues. The company has received numerous awards for innovation, including the Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award as well as PC Magazine’s SMB 20 Award for technological innovation for small and medium-sized businesses, and was featured on the 1000th cover of Rolling Stone. For information, contact Sew What? Inc. at (310) 639-6000, or firstname.lastname@example.org.