Made in America is becoming a thing again. After years of “offshoring” just about everything in an attempt to cash in on the kind of cheap labor that is made possible by the lax labor laws, safety regulations, and worker protections of countries desperate to attract rich American companies, the tide seems to be turning. San Francisco-based Argoz is taking steps to bring some of its manufacturing back to America which is something Argoz founder Dan Soha is “proud to deliver.”
This all makes sense, really, especially for small businesses on which the bulk of our economy is based. According to 2009 Census Bureau data, firms with less than 20 workers make up 89.7 percent of all employers, and firms with less than 500 account for 99.7 percent. When a small company does its manufacturing domestically, it not only employs Americans, it also engages and therefore supports other small businesses which in turn bolsters the overall economy. Kudos to Argoz for making this happen.
As part of this move, Argoz has teamed up with a family-owned manufacturer in North Carolina that sources cotton grown and spun in the United States. The end result is a Made-in-America sock collection simply called the Classic. The Classic collection, priced at 15-18 dollars, makes its debut with three argyle beauties available in regular, large, and knee-high. Here’s the stats:
- Kick It – Orange, neon green, white with an electric purple overcheck
- Dark Horse – Dark grey, white, cobalt with an orange overcheck
- Front Runner – Cobalt, white, dark grey with an orange overcheck