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Not All American-Made Apparel is Ethical

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Earlier this month, New York-based designer Nanette Lepore discussed how the fashion industry has changed over the past 20-plus years. And as an attendee pointed out during the Q&A that followed, Made in America does not always mean ethical manufacturing, as most conversations about the movement imply.
Not All American-Made Apparel is Ethical

There’s more to Made-in-the-U.S.A. than meets the eye—and not all of it as rosy-hued as advocates would like.

Earlier this month, New York-based designer Nanette Lepore discussed how the fashion industry has changed over the past 20-plus years at an event co-hosted by Project Just and NY+Acumen at Parsons School of Design. And as an attendee pointed out during the Q&A that followed, Made in America does not always mean ethical manufacturing, as most conversations about the movement imply.

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