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Made In The USA Clothing Store

In Adventures on December 20, 2009 at 12:44 am

From The Cutting Edge, the Carpenter’s Union publication in St. Louis, via my boss (who is not a carpenter but somehow receives this magazine):

Union Member Opens “Made In The USA Clothing Shop.”

Matt Pigg, Local 1795, his wife, Kendra, and Brooke Smith have opened a “Made in the USA” clothing apparel shop located at 104 West Columbia Street in Farmington, Missouri, just off of the Square. The grand opening was held on September 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

Another American-Made Mens Suit

In Adventures on October 6, 2009 at 12:45 am

I learned today,¬†somewhat embarrassingly, that there is another American-made mens suit. I was informed as much by the salesman at Macy’s who looked at me cross-eyed when I told him that Joseph Abboud was the only major American suit manufacturer. Turns out, according to the “Union-made in the USA” tag inside the random Hart Schaffner Marx suit he pulled off the rack, there’s another. Read the rest of this entry »

Go swap some clothes.

In Adventures on August 9, 2009 at 12:14 am

The Swap-O-Rama sounds like a pretty great thing. It’s a gathering of mostly do-it-yourselfers who swap old clothes and sew them into new clothes. In more official terms, Swap-O-Rama is “a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.”

Check the site to find an upcoming Swap near you.

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What Americans are willing to give up.

In Adventures on June 8, 2009 at 12:14 am

Forbes, the magazine from which I get all my fashion tips, published an article called “What Americans are willing to give up.” It turns out we are willing to give up some things to save money. Who’d have thunk it?

Before I read on for the answer, I thought about what I have most given up this year (for MITUSA reasons as much as economic ones) and decided that it was clothes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sew What?

In Adventures on June 5, 2009 at 12:55 am

National Geographic doesn’t just write about far away places. They write about the stuff from far away places that we bring home.

Like clothes. Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s have a quiz.

In Adventures on March 13, 2009 at 12:57 am

1. If I wrote about a sportswear company called J. America, where would you expect that company to manufacture its products?

a) America
b) Anywhere but America

2. If that organization listed a “Company Vision” on its web site, would that vision be: Read the rest of this entry »