Two lifestyle companies are proving that is possible to manufacture in the United States. In fact when the tide turned and everybody went overseas to Asia, these two stayed at home, rallying for a different business model — one that was set on long-term gains.
Duluth Pack and Topo Designs specialize in a mixture of rugged outdoor backpacks, messenger bags for city dwellers, accessories, and clothing. Their stories offer an alternative to the tales of companies opting for cheaper, larger scale production facilities.
If these two can do it, and keep their doors open, is there hope for more American brands to resurface and survive? Seems so.
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