We have spent the past three parts of this series providing an overview of the current landscape in terms of garment manufacturing in the U.S., including outlining the potential pitfalls of reshoring manufacturing jobs. It seems an apt opportunity to ask: Even if all goes as planned and we are able to add hundreds of thousands of jobs to the U.S. economy (without replacing them by machines), train enough people to fill these jobs, and employ them in an ethically sound, well-paying manner, what does that actually mean for the fashion market?

In Part IV of this longer-running series, Reshoring Fashion Manufacturing: Will it Live up to the Hype?, we examine some of the most commonly held misconceptions about what it means to be 'Made in the U.S.'