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Printing T-Shirts for Good

Printing T-Shirts for Good

North Carolina is the home and heart of TS Designs . Since 1977, the T-shirt manufacturer has seen the ebb and flow of the North Carolinian cotton industry. The state was once a leading apparel producer, but after NAFTA and rise of outsourcing, production moved to Mexico and other markets. Many locals lost their jobs. "I think we now realize what driving everything to the lowest cost gets us," President Eric Henry explains. "Dirty energy and outsourcing; It does not create a sustainable economy or a better community." Instead of following the competition south, TS Designs launched an innovative program aimed at creating long-term quality jobs that supported a better quality of life for their local community. While the apparel industry has almost completely shifted overseas, this B Corps ' T-shirts are over 80 percent domestically made, with over 50 percent of creation taki...

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