Make clothes in the USA It's an impossible dream, says Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger, reacted to the intention of President Donald Trump to make clothes in the US
Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is known for his classic American style, but when it comes to President Donald Trump's intention to manufacture clothes in the United States, he is not optimistic.
"'Made in the United States' is very important, I would love to do everything in the United States if I could find the factories," Hilfiger said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. But "they do not exist here in the United States."
More than 40% of the clothes arriving in the USA It is made in China, and seven of the top 10 importers are in Asia. The apparel and footwear industry has argued that making more products in the US It would raise prices, a vision that resonates with Hilfiger, 66.
"It is my duty to bring the best product to the consumer at the best price," he said.
It is not the first time that the designer has got into politics. Earlier this year, the models of their brand wore white scarves around their wrists to protest Trump's ban on the entry of immigrants from some predominantly Muslim countries. But Hilfiger has also criticized the designers who opposed creating suits for Melania Trump. He said they can dress the first lady and Ivanka Trump without being politicians about it.
The Hilfiger brand, owned by PVH Corp., also had to deal with the shift from the industry to electronic commerce. Relying on influential people in social media and other online channels is key to staying relevant, he said.
"You have to reach the consumer in many different ways,", "If people are not aware, catching up will be very difficult."