FASHIONS UNLIMITED
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1976

 

ABOUT US

Fashions Unlimited is a full-service apparel manufacturer based in Baltimore, Maryland that has been serving clientele around the world for over 43 years.

With a client list that includes some of the most recognized brand names in the business, as well as our reputation for high-quality work, we are ready to assist your company in all areas of product development and production.

We specialize in activewear, intimate apparel, and swimwear made with stretch fabrics.

One of the few apparel manufacturing facilities left onshore, we are proud to say that our products are "Made in the USA."

 
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In the nearly four decades that Fashions Unlimited Inc. has made swimwear, lingerie, athletic wear and other apparel for brands such as Hanes, Adidas, Liz Claiborne and Diane von Furstenburg, most domestic sewing work moved offshore and Baltimore’s garment district all but disappeared.

Known for work with stretchy and woven fabrics, the company brings its clients’ visions to life. In the Wicomico Street headquarters, where new apparel lines are developed, the staff creates patterns and prototypes, selects fabrics and sews garments.
— The Baltimore Sun, 2015
 

SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Transparency

We are one of the few factories left onshore in the United States and the only remaining factory from Baltimore’s original garment industry. Prospective clients and other members of the community can see our space through factory tours and consultations that happen right here in the factory. We do everything from initial meetings to product development and manufacturing here, so you know exactly where your products are being made and under what conditions. It’s rare in today’s industry to have a traceable supply chain and transparent operations, but we are pleased to provide our clients and customers with this peace of mind.

Social Impact

Fashions Unlimited is proud to be a member of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce and to work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization that provides assistance to refugees and those displaced by political unrest or natural disaster, to provide job placement within our factory. Fashions Unlimited also helps local entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground, fostering a strong local art and design community. We also work with clients providing products for typically under-served markets including transgender and African American consumers. As one of the few Baltimore manufacturing facilities, we help develop the local labor force and keep manufacturing jobs in Baltimore. We hope to help develop skills and trades that have been widely lost as apparel production has moved overseas.

Environmental Impact

We reuse items around the factory including bins to keep garment components together as they travel through the production floor, leftover fabric strips to tie tags onto bundled garments, and boxes for shipments entering and leaving the factory to help limit operational waste and improve manufacturing efficiency.

Compared to a manufacturer overseas, working with us allows clients to reduce fuel use and emissions. Clients can more easily visit the factory, send samples back and forth across a shorter distance or bring them to our facility, and have goods shipped with a smaller carbon footprint or can pick them up after production. Many of the entrepreneurs we work with also limit waste through small batch production. Small brands are more agile than large fast-fashion companies, allowing them to offer pre-sales and make only what is needed using the minimum amount of materials required. By producing quality items, we also provide consumers with products that will last, meaning they can wear and use them for years to come instead of sending them to landfill after a single season. We hope to continue working with clients pursuing sustainable fabric and design options to help limit the impacts of textile production on a global scale.


Baltimore, Maryland USA

 
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