A national searchable database of US-based clothing and textile manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors is being compiled to help companies seeking to source 'Made in the USA' textiles, apparel, and footwear products.

While it is not yet possible to search for US-based suppliers, companies who want to be included in the database are being invited to register their details.

The results will be accessible online through the US Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) website. Firms who want to self-register should click here.