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Why Made in NYC Matters

As the world continues to be more ethically conscious, consumers start to wonder ‘who are making the products that they are buying?’ From poor factory conditions, low payments, young workers, fires and structural building issues,  mass manufacturers over seas continuously end up on the radar for their sweat shops.  


A sweatshop is a factory or workshop, especially in the clothing industry, where manual workers are employed at very low wages for long hours under poor conditions and many health risks.


While fast fashion companies like Nike and Zara tends to hold the majority of production in countries that have sweat shop factories,  only 2% of the worlds garments are produced in the United States.  Producing in the United States is significantly more expensive than producing overseas but the cost is worth the reward for the consumer and the brand.   Consumers who purchase Made in America garments have peace of mind when it comes to the workers conditions and compensations  with the added benefit of sustainability and higher quality product.


Cavanagh Baker is one of the very few brands that produce in the heart of the garment district in New York City in limited quantities.  When developing Cavanagh Baker,  our main focus was sustainability and quality, which is reflected in the price point of our garments. Cavanagh produces with factories in New York City with top talent in construction, that she personally tours to see the conditions workers are presented with, while the sustainability aspect of the brand comes from producing limited quantities, leaving less waste behind. 


Consumers know that when they buy Cavanagh Baker, they are buying ethical, sustainable, quality clothing.


For more information on sweat shop factories, click here.

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