Cambridge Towel Stays Local, Goes Monochromatic
October 24, 2011,
According to Thompson, the Canadian company has a distinct advantage as a local supplier. It purchases only about 15% of goods, and manufactures the rest. As a result, its carbon footprint is "greener." It also buys raw cotton rather than yarn, a fact that allowed the company to purchase cotton ahead and fare better than some competitors as the price of it rose.
"While everyone was going offshore, we were strategic in keeping our company in North America," Thompson said. "It makes us more agile so that we can quickly respond to our customers, not to the supply chain." Thompson also noted that the company expects to announce a new partnership with an Indian mill soon.
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