For more info: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/07/team-usa-to-be-decked-out-in-uniforms-made-in-china/
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If the US government would return impact fees to imports, then US workers could compete.
Then the average American wouldn't be able to afford to purchase the item because the increased cost of getting it onto the store shelf would be reflected in the pricing. I know, it's bad but it's just the way it is.
One would think Ralph Lauren would be a Team Sponsor and donate the clothing...
Actually, the US is still the world's leader in manufacturing and export. China is still a distant number 2 behind us.
You simply cannot compare shoe with 'uniform' because shoe is a footwear and 'uniform' is what really does matters the most, really feel shame for American that wear make in China 'uniform'. Is it still early to stop it?
Do you honestly believe this is the first year the U.S. or any other country has wore clothing made in China? In your opinion, since it's the Olympics, each country needs to wear uniforms made in their country; otherwise it's shameful? That's absurd.
I lived in an area that its textile manufacturing dried (employing tens of thousands of people prior) bc the jobs were "shipped overseas". Once of the products they had manufactured? Ralph Lauren. So, no, it wasn't always made in China.