American Blanket Company Blankets: One in Two Million
100 Percent: Textile Mills and Factories in the World
The textile industry is one of the largest in the world. Last year, it grossed more than $650 billion in total revenue. Textile mills and factories are found all over the world with a handful of countries representing fabric powerhouses. China is the world’s largest manufacturer of textiles, with India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh coming in next. India and Pakistan combine for more than 4,000 mills, while Bangladesh is a regional leader in textile factories with more than 5,000 such facilities. Mills are the locations where raw materials, like cotton and wool, are converted into usable fabrics to be sent to factories where they are cut and sewn together.
7.5 Percent of those mills and factories are in America
Assuming US factories and mills produce the same amount as their overseas counterparts, between eight and nine percent of clothes, towels, blankets, and other fabric goods are produced in the United States. This means your chances of finding something made in America at your local department store would be less than 1 in 10.
0.8 Percent of American textile factories make blankets
Less than one percent of those factories take the time to make blankets. If you’re in the market for an American-made blanket, then the odds of finding one at the mall are not in your favor. When considered against the number of clothing factories in the world, American blanket manufacturers represent about six one-hundredths of one percent of the total, or .064%.
2 percent of American-made blankets are hand cut and sewn
While it’s true that millions of textile goods once made in America have moved offshore, plenty of goods are still made in the US. However, the majority of the goods sewn in the states are done so by large machines. Only two percent of the blankets sewn in the United States are hand cut and hand sewn by Americans in local shops. Taken against the whole, about sixteen ten thousandths of one percent (.0016%) of all blankets are handmade in America.
American Blanket Company hand-makes all of its blankets in America using the highest quality fleece available. All blankets are sheared six times on both the front and back, feature multi-stitch binding using five cones of thread, and come beautifully gift wrapped and delivered right to your door. Why go through so much trouble? Because your American Blanket Company blanket is not just one in a million--it’s one in two million.