Thanks to lots of angry politicians, a public beret bashing on Fox & Friends and an arson threat, Ralph Lauren is ready to be made in the USA.
The label released a statement on Friday night, promising to make Team USA's Olympic uniforms for the 2014 winter games in America and NOT China.
The statement read:
"For more than 45 years, Ralph Lauren has built a brand that embodies the best of American quality and design rooted in the rich heritage of our country. We are honored to continue our longstanding relationship with the United States Olympic Committee in the 2014 Olympic Games by serving as an official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. Ralph Lauren promises to lead the conversation within our industry and our government to address the issue to increase manufacturing in the United States. We have committed to producing the opening and closing ceremony Team USA uniforms in the United States that will be worn for the 2014 Olympic Games."
Well, at least the brand is going to START designing in America, but why weren't they doing that in the first place?
Guess Ralph Lauren needed to hear some complaining in order to change where the uniforms get produced.
[Image via Ralph Lauren.]
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