Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen Vow to Keep Fashion Line Made in America

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Former child stars-turned-designer duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are supporting the U.S. economy by employing American workers to make their clothes. The twin sisters insist on using garment factories in New York and Los Angeles to produce their... 000_009_636_olsenclothes

Former child stars-turned-designer duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are supporting the U.S. economy by employing American workers to make their clothes.

The twin sisters insist on using garment factories in New York and Los Angeles to produce their high-end label The Row in a bid to save the country's flagging manufacturing companies.

Ashley tells Newsweek magazine, "I really believe in our being able to create here and utilise the skills that people have here. The skill set is here.

"Our main issue is that some of the machinery is gone, so some knitwear is produced in Italy. But whether it's clothing or cars, I believe in manufacturing as close to home as possible…

"We really want The Row to be an American luxury brand. We believe in not just American by representation but American by make."

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