My friend Louise shared this story from Inbound Logistics. The short version: there's a modest trend to increase apparel production in the U.S. The economic benefits of shipping goods from overseas are less clear, and new, more sophisticated logistics approaches are solving old inventory and distribution problems. As a devotee of REI, I found their story most interesting. By building a new warehouse to serve the northeast, they are able to get the right goods in the right stores at the right time. Let's hear it for low-mileage clothing!