Sourcing Journal by Liz Warren August 26, 2020
Maurice Malone, owner and designer, Williamsburg Garment Company, and Maurice Malone, say's COVID-19 created a new sales category. Adding mask production was a no-brainer for brands that could produce domestically, as imports could be seized. Small fabric scraps, unnecessary samples and styles could be cut up and repurposed as stylish masks.
I have always thought that it is important to manufacture essential products here at home. I don’t think it’s smart for the U.S. manufacturers of technology, healthcare, or the military industries to be so reliant on outsourced supply chains, and COVID-19 has shown us that. I believe COVID-19 will make many companies look to diversify their supply chains.