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Did you know?

“Over the past quarter-century, US apparel manufacturing employment has declined sharply, from almost 940,000 jobs in 1990 to fewer than 138,000 jobs in 2015, with many jobs moving overseas” – The Economic Impact of the Fashion Industry, US Congress Joint Economic Committee, September 2016.

Even though New York City is the fashion capital of the world, with more than 900 fashion companies headquartered here, there is a $76.8 billion American apparel trade deficit due to overseas manufacturing.

By manufacturing our bags in Brooklyn, JLEW bags helps protect US jobs and narrow the trade deficit. It also helps us to ensure every bag is up to our high standards of quality, gives us greater ability to customize our designs, and produces less waste in the production process. On top of that, it gives us peace of mind knowing that the skilled craftsmen and women who make our bags are working in safe conditions and are paid a fair wage.

Our bags are proof that luxury CAN be made in America.