Check out this video about MNfashion's proposed sewing co-op. Fashion manufacturing seems to be moving in two directions: giant overseas operations and smaller, hyper-local ones. We have all the pieces in place already to create one here. Check out this page about MNfashion's proposal to the Pepsi Refresh Challenge and vote.
Much of the video was taken during the Voltage Preview last February, with fashion designers George Moskal and Robyne Robinson of Rox as well as Cliche co-owner Josh Sundberg, MNfashion and Voltage founder Anna Lee - and yours truly (at the 2:38 mark).