Over the weekend we received 33 emails from a factory in Bangladesh. Each of the 33 emails contained an offer to sell deeply discounted products ranging from t-shirts to denim to intimate apparel. In total, it was millions of units for sale. All of these units being available was the result of orders being cancelled by the original customers. As retailers like the GAP, Wal-Mart, Target, and others try to move quickly to have products that no longer have “made in Bangladesh “on them, we feel better and better that our products are, and will always be, Made in the USA.
Would it be cheaper and easier for us to go over seas for production? The answer is yes, but to think that our product was being made under incredibly frightening circumstances and for hardly any pay at all, is something that will never happen. Below is an interesting graphic from CNN that compares the cost of making a shirt in the US vs Bangladesh. As you can see, at the end of the day, the difference in price is almost entirely the wages that the worker is being paid. So for someone like green 3, our garments will always be a little more expensive than those at the big box retailers. But Every Garment Tells a Story, and we want you to be proud of the story our products tell. We stand tall in our active choice to keep our products Made in America.. to us, it’s worth every penny.