New Boots!

We are now featuring new boots on our website!  Our new boots come in a variety of shapes and styles— featuring different colors, designs, and steel toes that get the job done in the fashion you desire.  Try them on with a pair of our finest American Made jeans today!  You will feel great knowing you are not only wearing  a pair of boots that creates American jobs,  but you will also be wearing a pair of boots that gets the job done the American way!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Made In USA: 2 to 3 Million Jobs Could Be Added to Economy by 2020

The following excerpt is from an article written by TJ McCue about the possible addition of 2-3 million jobs by 2020…

“The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) predicts that improved U.S. competitiveness and rising costs in China will put the U.S. in a strong position to add 2 million to 3 million jobs in a range of industries and an estimated $100 billion in annual output by the end of the decade.

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Moments after posting about The Economist‘s new special report on The Third Industrial Age, I discovered this survey from BCG. Decision makers at 106 companies across a broad range of industries responded to questions about rethinking where they manufacture goods: 37 percent said they plan to reshore manufacturing operations or are “actively considering” it and 48 percent said the same at companies with $10 billion or more in revenues.

Naturally, you can guess the top reason why: Labor costs. I would also guess that shipping/transportation costs are a huge factor. Other top factors or reasons they would bring work back to the USA include:

  • 41 percent: Product quality
  • 29 percent: Ease of doing business
  • 28 percent: Proximity to customers
  • 92 percent said they believe that labor costs in China “will continue to escalate”
  • 70 percent agreed that “sourcing in China is more costly than it looks on paper”

Made in America is a patriotic phrase and one that sparks lots of conversation, but this survey finding doesn’t point to a mass exodus of US manufacturers from China. Certain products that can be made and sold more efficiently here should be made here. The report argues that the economics of making things here is shifting back to the US for goods we import and products we create and export. BCG sees this trend accelerating in just three short years, around 2015.”  –TJ McCue

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My question for everyone is… Do you think 2-3 million jobs that could be added by 2020 will be enough in an eight year span?

Just think that in one year that $9 billion in profit will be achieved if every American cared enough to purchase one USA Made garment in one year!

Open for thoughts…

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Your Voice Heard Right Here!

In our last survey we asked you to vote on the new usa made items you would like us to carry! Since then, we have taken your votes into account and have some upcoming new items in the works! In this survey your voice will be heard once again as we are looking for your preference when it comes to the shade of blue denim in your jeans or shorts! Please vote and have your voice heard in being a part of what we do at the All American Clothing Co!

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So with that being said,

Thank you!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

What would YOU do? American Apparel Jobs Down 85%

A recent report by the Data of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that American apparel employees have dropped -85% since 1995.

In 1995, the number of U.S. Apparel Employees exceeded over 800,000.

Today that number hardly exceeds 100,000.

What do you guys think is the cause of this? What can be done and how can this be improved?

According to my 8 year old cousin Griffin, the answer is simple. (NOTE: Griffin was asked the following questions without any prior knowledge on the ideals of American Made)

His answer to the question ‘what is the cause?’ was in quote, “The cause of this is because we are buying stuff from China and not buying the stuff we need to make our own stuff in the USA.”

Griffin also answered the questions of ‘what can be done?’ and  ’how is this improved?’ stating, “By making our own stuff instead of buying stuff from China and other countries. We have to buy our own products for us.”

Just think, if its that simple for an 8 year old–Why isn`t it that simple for all of us?

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

My First Experience in Washington D.C: Part 2

Day 2: March 27, 2012

5:30

Wake up to get Ready and have breakfast.

6:30

Left hotel (Which was only 15 minutes away from downtown D.C.)

Traffic jams were awesome… n0t. I did have a nice laugh with Lawson as we passed every white home on the way shouting, “There it is! It’s the White House!”

8:30

After 2 hours of traffic, we finally made it to the National Press Building in downtown D.C.

9:00

Second Annual Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing began.

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12:30

Lunch Break. Lawson kicked me out for a few hours to go see everything since I had never been to D.C.

12:30-5:30

Started walking the streets of Washington D.C—called myself the tourist in a suit and went to the following monuments/museums in the following order…

Washington Monument

I started here because that’s the first thing you see when you look up. Such a great centerpiece to highlight George Washington, who is one of the centerpieces to the United States` existence.

WWII Memorial

Once I found myself here, I finally got ‘that feeling’ that I was in D.C. I started to think about the fact that my great grandfather served in WWII and that there`s a part of me here.

Then I started thinking about it on a larger level. There`s a part of every American here because they too have had relatives in the past who have served and protected our freedoms.

I said to myself that I was about to experience the history of the United States of America for the first time—and did it feel good!

I really had a feeling that I was about to witness our country and everything it stands for on a level no one can explain.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Was amazed by the number of Korean families and American families who came together at this memorial.

Jefferson Memorial

Beautiful in the spring with the Cherry trees starting to bloom.

Lincoln Memorial

An amazing feeling you get when standing on top of those steps where so many famous speeches have been given. I kept saying to myself Martin Luther King Jr. has stood exactly where I am standing!

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Extremely powerful when you walk along the wall and the names never seem to end.

Discovered a relative of mine (I have never known of) on the wall who served in the war—was amazed that I had never known about him. Called my parents to verify that we were related even though the signs pointed to the fact that we are related–we had the same last name,were the same area, and were related!

Felt proud to have found him and proud to know people today who have served in Vietnam— extremely powerful.

Smithsonian Castle

National Museum of American History

I really enjoyed the exhibit about Francis Scott Key with the flag that he wrote the national anthem about! So cool!!!

National Archives

By far my favorite part! I enjoyed seeing all of Benjamin Franklin`s writings and inventions! It was also neat to see Abraham Lincoln`s telegrams that were handwritten to his generals!

And the best part… The Rotunda—featuring the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.Viewing these documents for the first time gave me chills.

Funny story: So, it`s dark and gloomy in the Rotunda. It is also very quiet and when the security guards tell you not to touch anything or speak loudly, you feel scared and intimidated. So, I am standing in line to wait my turn to see the documents. A reminder that you can`t even hear a pin drop… All of a sudden the man behind me shouts at the top of his lungs, “Tommy! Come here!” Everyone in the Rotunda jumps in reaction to the shout. As for me in being the one standing directly in front of him, I also jumped and took a few steps to run away!  It was one of the scariest moments of my life, but made the experience more memorable!

National Air and Space Museum

This was very cool! I liked seeing all the spacecrafts that have been used!

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

I got lost here—so big!

Out of all the amusing things in there, my favorite part was the dinosaurs—Sorry, had to let the kid in me come out at some point!

U.S. Capital Building

I didn’t go in on account of activists standing around the entrance, but I did enjoy the view of the building!

White House

My last stop!

I enjoyed the walk back to the White House—which was a long ways!

I liked the fact that it was the real one, unlike the white homes Lawson and I were passing by on the way to Washington D.C.

I stood at the gate for a few minutes and wondered if President Obama was home and if he would come outside to play with his dog, but reality set in and the only people I saw was security.

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5: 30 PM

Back to the National Press Building

Met and spoke with many leaders in the American Manufacturing Industry.

Had a fun time with independent Presidential Candidate Buddy Roemmer, Ralph Gomory- winner of two Pulitzer prizes and former director of IBM, Buy American Projects` Roger Simmermaker, and All American Clothing Co. Co-Owner Lawson Nickol.

7:00 PM

Left Washington D.C. and headed back home

Just when we thought our traffic troubles were over, D.C. traffic decided to give us more trouble…

Just as our visit to D.C. started with a traffic jam, it also ended with a traffic jam.

7:00- 9:00

Had some fun with Lawson in traffic jams once again sharing my first experience with him… Enjoyed some more laughs on the way home.

The End.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

My Trip to Washington D.C. with All American Owner Lawson Nickol:

Day 1: March 26, 2012

7:00 AM:

  • Departed from All American headquarters.

7:00 AM – 12:00 noon:

  • Talked potential business ideas with Lawson on the way.
  • At the half way point. Stopped at a small diner for lunch to support small business America. Enjoyed a nice pizza sandwich and lunch with Lawson.

12:45 PM:

  • Back on the road again—it was my turn to drive.
  • Fell in love with a Ford F 150.
  • Enjoyed driving through the hills of West Virginia.
  • Caught a glimpse of Antietam and Gettysburg battle grounds—very cool!

5:00 PM:

  • Arrived in Washington D.C.
  • Got lost—
  • Didn’t fall in love with Washington D.C. rush hour traffic…

6:00 PM

  •  Finally Found Hotel
  • Checked in

7:00 PM

  • Dinner with Roger Simmermaker, officer of the Buy American Project and author of How Americans can Buy American. Mr. Simmermaker is also an avid speaker and supporter of American Made Manufacturing—and a very nice guy.
  • Enjoyed dinner at Brasas rotisserie & Grill.
  • Talked about upcoming day at the Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing.

9:00 PM

  • Back to hotel
  • Planned out the next day.
  • Did some work until falling asleep.

Thanks for checking in! Stay tuned for day 2 about my first glimpse of all the monuments and landmarks in the city! There were a few surprises for someone who had never been to Washington D.C. before.

Have an All American Day!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.