Fashion Forward in Florence

OnPoint Manufacturing is reviving the U.S. apparel industry in one of its craters — a city rich with sewing talent and now transformed by technology.

Expert sewers are the center around which OnPoint’s technology turns. Here, Amber Grandinetti works on a dress from Aniqa Chohan. Before NAFTA, the northwest Alabama town of Florence was the T-shirt Capital of the World. Thousands of workers were employed in sewing and producing cotton t-shirts at factories such as Tee…

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