I met Ben and Whitney Waxman, husband-and-wife co-founders of American Roots, who had been making all-U.S.-sourced clothing like hoodies and quarter-zips in Westbrook, just outside of Portland, Maine, since 2015. When the country hit pause, the Waxmans worried that demand for their wares would dry up. Without revenue to pay the rent on their factory space and their workers’ salaries, they knew that they’d lose their company in a few months. https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/05/opinion/american-manufacturing-apparel-clothing.html?unlocked_article_code=1.LU0.g8Hj.jMdvGfwjAILf&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare