Many American Roots employees hadn’t yet perfected their English, and their understanding of the American health-care system was fuzzier still.
The Waxmans built American Roots to prove that union-made, American-made, and American-sourced clothing manufacturing is possible in the 21st century.
American Roots started out with 14,000 square feet in Westbrook’s Dana Warp Mill in 2018.
By mid-April, American Roots had hired back those it had laid off and added a dozen new positions besides.
Those brand-new, American-made, union-made, hand-screened hoodies seem like a promise that, someday, American Roots will get back to doing what it was built to do.