Many things not made in America
Ever wonder where the majority of clothes, including shoes, socks and underwear, are manufactured? I can tell you not in the USA.
I was involved in the recent Salvation Army toy, food and clothing Christmas project, and 99 per cent of the clothing articles was made in foreign countries such as Bangladesh, Ecuador, Taiwan, Philippines and Vietnam and the list goes on and on.
A large number of Schwinn bicycles were given. The country of their origin? China, where else? Most of the toys and other brands of bicycles came from other countries as well.
During the Christmas season while shopping at Walmart, I happened to walk by three lovely children’s party dresses and stopped to read the “made in” labels. You guessed it! China, Philippines and Vietnam, and this was in “America’s store.”
I would like to see the American shopper insist on “Made in the USA” products. Think of all the jobs that would be restored to our country’s workforce. The price of goods might rise some, but think of the benefit to the newly employed.
I, for one, would gladly pay a few extra bucks in this endeavor.
Just as an additional “for your information” note, the SAS shoes sold locally are made in Texas!
The Fourth of July T-shirts sold by Walmart last summer with an American flag on the front were made in Ecuador. Isn’t that something ... Ecuador? American flag? Tsk! Tsk!
Helen S. Tallman