Friday, July 13, 2012

Olympic Fashion Update: Patriotism vs. Pride in US Team

Team USA uniforms made in China
Hunter Communications recommended reading from:
The Washington Post

Link to Article:
Burn 'Em: Lawmakers Outraged US Uniforms Made in China

So the Team USA Olympic fashion looks from Polo Ralph Lauren got raves from fashion insiders.  Now that word is out that our team fashions are manufactured in China, politicians don't find them so appealing!

Excerpt: "Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue — but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming.

Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday about the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs. 'I am so upset. I think the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. I think they should be embarrassed. I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again,' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference on taxes.

'If they have to wear nothing but a singlet that says USA on it, painted by hand, then that’s what they should wear,' he said, referring to an athletic jersey."

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