All American Clothing Co. Attends Second Annual Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing:

Many manufacturing leaders in the U.S. gathered at The Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing gathered at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. They discussed U.S. trade laws, economic strategy and American jobs. Among the many leaders in attendance was the All American Clothing Co. and its ownership.
 

On a cool spring morning in Washington D.C. many leaders of American Manufacturing gathered at the National Press Club. They came together from many businesses and geographic areas in the United States to discuss U.S. trade laws, American jobs and the upcoming Presidential election. The committee incorporated speakers from both parties and from the public and private sector, including those representing industries and workers, as well as prominent writers, scholars, trade association executives and economists who focus on manufacturing and trade policy issues. Among the above was a large group of small business owners including the All American Clothing Co.

Speakers at the Renaissance of American Manufacturing included U.S. Senator Jeff Merkely from the state of Oregon, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing Scott Paul, Neil Orringer, who was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve in senior national security and economic policy, and former United States congressman Robert L. Ehrlich. All spoke about why we need manufacturing in the United States, what solutions would work best in regards to U.S. trade laws and what has gone wrong in regards to the loss of U.S. jobs. Many manufacturers spoke about China, the decline in U.S. manufacturing and what the upcoming presidential candidates should be planning in regards to American manufacturing. President of the All American Clothing Co, Lawson Nickol strongly felt that progress was made stating, “The attendees were truly interested in the USA jobs and the USA manufacturers and not about individuals and political parties. It was a bi-partisan meeting all the way.”

As for the leadership at the All American Clothing Co, USA manufacturing is one of the most important agendas in this country. A bi-partisan government could create and protect many more jobs in this economy than what they currently do. In the opinion of the management of All American Clothing Co. Mr. Nickol says, “Meetings at this USA administrative level and this type of agenda will help to spread and support the importance of American made manufacturing through many outlets. A specific goal in our company is to continue making clothing in the USA and create viral efforts to educate the public.”

For more information in regards to the Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing you can check out it out at http://www.prweb.com/releases/clothing-made-in-usa/All-American/prweb9348164.htm

Have an All American weekend!

Logan

The Birth of All American Clothing Co: Part 2

In this section of how All American Clothing Co. began, I will share with you what owner Lawson Nickol did about the situation from Part 1 that he found himself in.

In the last section, Lawson Nickol found himself in a predicament. After finding out the ‘USA Made’ company he worked for began to outsource, Lawson faced a tough decision between retirement and setting things right. Lawson took some time to weigh his options. Being 50 years old, even with retirement around the corner Lawson wanted to do the right thing. The thought of sending jobs outside our borders didn’t sit well with Lawson. He was certain it would not be acceptable to the USA labor market where he had sold for years. His passion and reputation was built by offering quality USA Made jeans. With the devastating discovery, Lawson turned in his resignation within days.

After turning in his resignation Lawson decided he could not let his employer ruin his reputation or let greed crush his passion for supporting American workers and his family. He decided he must continue to support USA made and the loyal clients that still want to buy USA made clothing, even if he had to make the jeans himself–which was the beginning of All American Clothing Co. The first several years were tough as the company survived on family savings, financial risks, and working long hours. Yet, each year the company continued to grow. Today, All American Clothing Co. continues to grow, producing thousands of jeans a year and continues to provide many Americans with jobs!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

The Birth of All American Clothing Co: Part 1

 

This is the story of how the All American Clothing Co. began. In this section I will share with you what owner Lawson Nickol gave up and the sacrifices that he made in order to make a difference.

In 2002, Lawson Nickol had a job in the USA Made jeans manufacturing business. He loved his job because he felt he was making a difference, he enjoyed it, and he had an income that supported his family. Looking down the road he saw promise of a comfortable retirement with a lifetime of relaxation filled with beaches, boats, and lemonade. But, little did he know  he would approach a bump in the road.

As a sales manager for a USA jeans manufacturer, he believed he was doing the right thing by selling a product that was ‘American Made’ as mom, apple pie and baseball. One evening while shopping in a retail store, Lawson discovered his company’s label on a pair of jeans in a style he had not seen before. His initial reaction was “great, our retail division has branched into a retail chain and that means healthy growth. This is good! “Wrong…. unfortunately that bump in the road had just arrived. Lawson noticed the label indicated “Made in Mexico”. With a frantic and disappointing call to headquarters he confirmed the tag was accurate. Suddenly there was a disturbing realization; his employer had begun to outsource.

After the surprise of his ‘USA Made’ employer beginning to outsource, Lawson had a difficult decision to make. Would he finish out the next couple years in order to enjoy a promising retirement? Or, would Lawson stand up for everything he believed in and sacrifice his personal gains for making a difference in today`s economy?

Find out what Lawson would base his decision on in Part 2…

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Check Out Our Social Media Sites!

Here is a list of the social media sites we currently carry. Through these social media outlets, we can spread the importance of American Made in many ways. This ultimately allows us to make a difference in making something happen every day! That is our ultimate goal–to make something happen! Check out our sites just by clicking on the pictures below!

 

Enjoy the sites! Feel free to follow us and share with your friends!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Feeling Lucky!

Here at All American Clothing Co., we have had the upmost support from YOU, our loyal customers who carry the same USA Made passion as we do! We truly are ‘feeling lucky’ to have such great support from our followers! Thank you for making us the luckiest american made clothing company in the country! Help us spread the ‘Luck’ just in time for St. Patrick`s Day with our new ‘Feeling Lucky’ Tee!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

How To Find out if ‘USA Made’ companies are telling the truth:

For those of you who are American Made supporters, you may be misled by  businesses who say they are 100% USA Made, when in fact they aren’t. Here are a few ways to keep you from being  taken advantage of.

Check to see if the company is  Made in USA Certified:

When companies like All American Clothing Co. are Made in USA Certified, this means that we have been inspected in having 100% of our items as American Made. This means that the material in our product is grown in USA and the products were also manufactured in USA.

Ask for proof:

When making a purchase, another way to make sure companies are telling the truth is to ask for proof. Through programs such as ‘Made in USA Certified’ and ‘Traceability’ programs, companies can prove to customers that our products are 100% Made in USA. If you feel like a company is acting fishy, you can call their number and ask someone for more details!

Check product details:

This is where some companies who say they are ‘Made in USA’ will take advantage of you the most. Sometimes they will claim to be ‘100% Made in USA’, when actually their materials came from foreign lands. Also, businesses will say they`re ’100% USA Made’ when only offering a few American Made items on their site, while the majority of their items are manufactured overseas.  Be careful of these types of companies when shopping! This is where many ‘USA Made’ shoppers are misled!

So How Does All American Clothing Co. Prove it?

Being Made in USA Certified and one of the first companies in the world to feature ‘traceability’ allows us to prove to YOU that we are 100% Made in USA.

On behalf of everyone here at All American Clothing Co, I encourage all of you to continue your support in USA Made products, but I advise you to keep an eye out and shop with caution! I hope that this will help you in your efforts. If you have any more ideas on how to keep an eye out, please share!

Thanks!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.