Is it appropriate for Team USA to wear uniforms made in China?
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Those prices are in line with what we would pay retail at a department store for Ralph Lauren pieces and are probably what the pieces will be sold for in major department stores when the games start. They were made in China because the labor is a lot cheaper there than in the US. The media is putting a twist on the story to make us believe that the clothing pieces could have been made cheaper here when unfortunately, that's not the case.
They are using retail price instead of actual manufacturing cost and presenting those prices to us as if that's what the pieces cost to make. To put it point blank, they are misleading us. Of course Ralph Lauren is going to slap a hefty price tag on their clothing because that's what they do in order to make a nice profit and that profit is larger when the product is made in a sweat shop in China. Those are retail prices, not manufacturing costs.
From what I've found online for salaries of manufacturing workers in China, they average the equivalent of $1.36 per hour in pay compared to the American manufacturing worker that makes $23.32 per hour on average. The new story's claims just don't add up. (source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/0 … 27413.html)
We can't compete when it comes to labor costs in manufacturing and that's why the majority of our clothing and other goods come from other countries. Check any clothing label and the majority are unfortunately not made in the USA anymore.
Of course it doesn't make it right but the spin they have put on it is just wrong on so many levels.
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...
Hey, no problem just wear it. I can see that USA society will fall into the hand of China within 2 to 3 years time due to the soft culture penetration by thousands of Chinese from Mainland and Hong Kong that migrate to USA so American not only will wear 'Make in China' in this Olympic they will also start to speak Chinese in everyday life so not a problem at all for the team USA. You might also see a lot of USA team member wearing uniform that make in Vietnam and Korea as well in the next Olympic. As for the 'make in Japan and Taiwan' product will continue to lost their ground in US soil.
I think so. Everything else they're bringing with them is probably made in China. The uniforms are no different than the shoes they wear, the headphones the listen to or the mobile devices they carry. I don't see any reason to discriminate on the uniforms.
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.
It is appalling that we don't manufacture anything in our own country anymore. I think it is not appropriate, personally. The word that comes to mind is: pathetic.
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