Made in America
Do you really manufacture clothes in the U.S.A.?
Yes! Our factory is located in Torrance, California. Our attorneys tell us we need to state that many of the fabrics, trims, and other items used in our production do not originate in the U.S., but we try to source those items domesitcally when we can, and we cut and sew clothing right here in southern California.
"In 1965, 95% of American clothing was made in the U.S.A.; by 2009, only 5% is manufactured here."*
We are very proud of being a part of that 5% that actually still sews clothing in America. How can we afford to do so when our competitors are producing goods overseas, where wages can be less than $2 a day**? We can do so (and have done so for more than 30 years) by having an efficient business model that allows us to turn high quality apparel in short turnaround timeframes. Our average employee tenure at JFF is over 10 years!
* HBO documentary "Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags"
** In 2009, garment workers in Bangladesh organized a protest to have the minimum wage raised from 11 1/2 cents per hour to 35 cents per hour.