ICIC 2019-Unionwear
Courtesy of UnionwearCourtesy of Unionwear

    Unionwear cuts, sews, embroiders, and prints 100% made in the USA baseball caps, backpacks, messenger, duffel, and tote bags, binders and portfolios for company promotions, the fashion industry, and the US government, and military. Unionwear has over 180 employees and has been manufacturing in Newark, NJ since 1992. Unionwear is one of the largest private employers in Newark. Their location within the neighborhood helps them to feel as much a part of the community as its residents, since most of their employees can walk to work. The city has supported its manufacturers with programs and incentives to spur hiring that have paid off for both the company and the community. Unionwear’s sustainability is built on a foundation of enduring client relationships and workplace satisfaction. The company rewards its garment workers with wages and benefits that allow them to have a stake in the long-term success of their customers. Low employee turnover means knowhow and resourcefulness on the shop floor, and high morale means high productivity. Company loyalty translates into pride in workmanship, which can mean pampering every order and unit that sports the Unionwear label.

    Company Information

    HQ LocationNewark, N.J.
    Business Leader(s)Mitch Cahn, President
    2018 Revenues ($M)$8,112,077
    Five-Year Growth Rate (%)109.60%