In the past 20 years, 1300 fabric manufacturers have closed in North America and hundreds of thousands of textile workers have lost their jobs. Offshore fabrics have been putting our mills out of business because even local manufacturers often use imported fabrics.
It has become harder and harder for us to find local suppliers but we do it anyway, buying the vast majority of our fabric from American and Canadian mills. At Bummis we only buy imported fabrics when we cannot find a domestic manufacturer of the fabric that we need. We strongly support the return of the textile industry in North America and the return of the prosperity that comes with it.