REALITY?: The Unmade (in) America

Getting dressed this morning and I’m curious, so I take a look. My jeans are made in Mexico. My Jockey’s brand panties are from Jamaica. My Outback brand turtleneck jersey’s made in Korea. My socks in China. My shirt, a fuzzy plaid put out by Tally-Ho, is made in Mexico, close by my jeans.

So what do we produce and if there’s anything at all, how much do we export?

I’m committed to not buying anything not made in the U.S.A but I’ve got things I’ve worn from decades ago when I never bothered checking labels. I don’t buy from Bean’s anymore, or Land’s End or any of the used-to-carry-American-made big names.

As you get dressed some morning, take a moment to check. And wonder why we’re slipping from the “greatest” country in the world.

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2 Responses to REALITY?: The Unmade (in) America

  1. ganymeder says:

    I’ve tried to just cut down buying goods from China, but almost freakin’ EVERYTHING is made in China now. It’s ridiculous!

  2. susan says:

    It’s the “global” way of thinking, without considering the big picture and what it does to the American workforce and economy. Global’s good, but to an American, Americans should be our first consideration and when things are bad as they are now, we need to help our own before we shell out billions into other countries.

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