Monthly Archives: February 2012

Say what?


I was so surprised to read this story from the Washington Post last friday.  As I told you last week, Apple has hired a new watchdog firm to review the practices of its contractor Foxconn.  Foxconn employs a lot of Chinese people … Continue reading

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Whoa big fella!


I came upon an article at forbes.com by Baizhu Chen, a professor of clinical finance and business economics at USC Marshall School of Business.  In his article Professor Chen boldly states that there is no relationship in this century more important to America than … Continue reading

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I’m not taking this development sitting down!


Being somewhat obsessed with all things Made in America, my antenna are always up for positive developments regarding trends that could put more members of our extended American family back to work.  One of these trends is the tendency of … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed….


Apple, still reeling from all the negative press from the NY Times piece on practices at their subcontrators plants in China, has hired a new watchdog to ensure that the plants are run in a safe manner.  The Fair Labor Association (FLA) … Continue reading

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Now on deck, Bangladesh!


Over the last week, I have introduced you to a number of great American firms making apparel in this country: Montauk Tackle Company, American Giant and Game Gear.  Yet the production of apparel by firms like this is a pittance when … Continue reading

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Dirt to Shirt


Dirt to Shirt is the brainchild of “Cotton of the Carolinas“, a collaboration of farmers and apparel manufacturers across the Carolinas who are dedicated to growing, making, and selling its t-shirts in the Carolinas.  Rather than sending cotton produced in the … Continue reading

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Why are all the parts in my car red?


I am no mechanic.  I have successfully changed the oil in my car a few times, but I don’t even attempt that anymore.  I take my car to Paul at Paulco in Seattle.  Paul is the best mechanic there is … Continue reading

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This firm could be big


On Sunday, I introduced you to Montauk Tackle Company, a firm on the east coast producing great shirts and pullovers for men and women.  Today, I want to introduce you to a firm on my coast making great sweatshirts in … Continue reading

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Goooooooooooooooal!


I loved watching the Superbowl the other day, but I also love watching the other type of football, the type that we Americans call soccer.  My mum is English, so that may explain my affinity for soccer.  Growing up in Seattle, we … Continue reading

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Today’s catch of the day


I have bemoaned the lack of casual outerwear made in this country on more than one occasion.  Most every sweater and fleece product made by the Northface, Patagonia, LL Bean and Columbia are assembled in such garden spots as China, … Continue reading

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