Tigard sports bra company moves production from China to U.S.

Tigard sports bra company moves production from China to U.S.

Tigard-based sports bra company Handful is moving some of its production back to Oregon from China.

An increasing number of specialty apparel brands are betting American consumers will want U.S.-made products, even if they cost a little more. The trend, particularly for small-volume brands like Handful, may gain appeal as consumers weigh the value of low-priced clothing against the factory conditions that produced them. The recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh and the deaths of nearly 1,000 factory workers has again focused the public's attention on the source of its low-priced clothing.

Handful bras are covered by most health insurance providers and are popular with breast cancer patients who have had mastectomies, Ferguson said.

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