We’ve really stepped in it this time.
By “it”, I mean the shoe insole market.
It’s a similar story, and we’ve heard it many times from internationally recognized companies. “Here’s what we love about China: the fact that we’re only paying raw material cost. Labor is essentially free.” The down side? Lead times that make the Kon-Tiki look like a bullet train. Quality issues that turn stateside buyers’ hair gray prematurely. And then there’s that whole conscience thing: nobody likes to dwell on the fact that your product is being made by some 12 year old Chinese girl who rode her bike to a factory through smog that looks like it was belched out of Mt. Doom.
So we have several footwear clients who we have helped “return home” to the good ol’ U.S. of A.
From thermoforming and shaping of plastics, foams, and fabrics – to final steps of assembly and logo printing, we’ve got your insole needs covered.
So if your foreign manufacturing is currently your Achilles heel and you’ve got some insole production pains, it may be time to step into RAM.