US Athletic Apparel Manufacturer, Eros Sport Makes Decision to Remain in California Despite July 1st Minimum Wage Increase

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The cost to be a Made in USA brand is rising for Eros Sport, a California Athletic Apparel brand, because of the California July 1st minimum wage increase to $9 per hour from $8 per hour.

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Eros Sport makes decision to remain in California despite July 1st minimum wage increase.

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Eros Sport CEO, Eric Shilka has made the decision to keep all manufacturing of its products in the US. He says that after considering all the facts it is the best decision for Eros Sport. Eric Shilka states that labor costs have been rising in China as well over the last 10 years at a rate of 15% per year. According to the US Department of Labor, US labor costs have risen at a rate of 2.3% over the same period. Thus, the gap of cost savings by moving to China are shrinking.

Eros Sport CEO, Eric Shilka reviewed all factors for moving Eros' manufacturing to China. Items up for consideration were labor costs, transportation costs, US Customs and Border Protection duties, quality control, degree of difficulty in conducting business and supply chain lead time. The rise of fuel costs over the last decade has increased shipping charges which further diminish any cost savings by moving production off shore. Another major factor for staying in the US for apparel companies is how long it takes to receive the goods from China. It may take over 2 months to get a garment made and shipped to the US from China compared to 4 weeks when done in the US.

Eros Sport's focus is making premium athletic apparel for men. To achieve that, Eros Sport makes everything here in the USA. High end Los Angeles county sewing contractors are used to construct every Eros' garment. "You can't beat Made in the USA quality" says Shilka.

About Eros Sport
Eros Sport is a premium athletic apparel brand focusing on the unique needs of men who practice yoga and pilates. Every Eros Sport product is designed by men for men. Quality, breathable fabrics are used for cooler, more comfortable workouts. Eros Sport designs are fashion forward with clean, sleek lines. Contrast stitching is used to give a subtle pop of color. Workouts are better when you feel that you look good. Eros will be adding more styles every few months. Visit to see the whole collection.
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