Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have made a promise to keep their clothing line, ‘The Row’ made in America.
With the country’s garment factories on the decline with many labels having their products imported, The Olsen’s have made a vow to use factories in New York and Los Angeles to keep their operation close to home.
Ashley Olsen tells Newsweek Magazine: “I really believe in our being able to create here and utilize the skills that people have here. The skill set is here. Our main issue is that some of the machinery is gone, so some knitwear is produced in Italy. But whether it’s clothing or cars, I believe in manufacturing as close to home as possible…
“We really want The Row to be an American luxury brand. We believe in not just American by representation but American by make.”
That’s a good thing, more designers should take note!
Ironically though, “The Row” is named after a famous UK fashion street. Maybe they should change the name to ‘Canal Street.’