Freedom Is Not Free… Or Is It?

This week, the All American Clothing Co. will be giving away just a few freebies to spread some good ol ‘All American’ happiness during tax week! We really do appreciate all of your help in supporting the American worker with our USA made jeans and clothing items. Thank you.

Please sign up for a chance to win a free item by subscribing to the All American Newsletter. If you are already a member, you do not have to sign up again.

This week`s All American Clothing Co. newsletter giveaways are…

Monday – ‘Freedom’ Tee:

Tuesday – AA Chrome Tee

Wednesday – Sock item of choice

Thursday – $50 Gift Certificate

Friday – Special Surprise

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“Freedom Is Not Free” Tee

Have an ‘All American’ week!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

All American Pricing, Quality Explained…

Thank you all for supporting American made products at the All American Clothing Co. We truly would not be here without your help and understanding of the need for manufacturing in the USA. Many Americans would not have jobs today without you. Thank you.

For those of you who ask us about the price we wanted to explain why the cost of USA made goods is higher. As you will read, it becomes increasingly difficult for companies to stay in USA. With your help we hope to create American jobs and to “never trade those American jobs for foreign profits”. Please read the statement below from our Co-Founder Lawson Nickol as he explains why American Made pricing and quality is more expensive.

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From The Desk Of Lawson Nickol,

1. 1. Taxes are higher, 2. the cost of cotton fabrics (up over 200% in the past several years), 3. supply and demand (majority of cotton in USA is sold to china and other countries that have the majority of the apparel industry), 4. the US has lost over 84% of it’s revenue in the cut and sew industry over the last 10 years, 5. even China says it will raise it’s price and labor rates by 30% to 40% of the next 3 years (but they haven’t done it yet), 6. pay rate in USA is 4 to 5 times more than the rate in the foreign countries, 7.  no tariff to stop the manufacturing processes and labor atrocities in the foreign companies. 8. QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT AND SERVICE (FABRIC Quality, SEWING Quality, ABILITY TO RETURN AND EXCHANGE), 9. minimum wage in the USA vs China, Pakistan, Mexico, Bangladesh, etc. puts the USA in an impossible competitive price.

2. If All American Clothing only wanted to make money, I sure would not be able to do it in the USA.

3. After 8 years of testing and tracking the durability of the product, we have proven that you can buy our product and expect to average buying only once every 2.3 years.  Or you can buy 1 pair of the lighter weight (foreign product) 2 times and still have to buy 2 pair of worn out/deteriorated pair jeans. This indicates nearly the same cost value.

Yep, ours is higher cost, but I buy a lot of higher cost products that are made in the USA in order to support tax base, jobs, SSN, police, firemen, hospitals, infrastructure, military, freedom, etc etc. I don’t buy foreign jeans and help to support labor atrocities, child labor, pour manufacturing quality, give money to the foreign governments, on and on and on. I know you didn’t ask me about my buying habits, but the big picture and the future require USA jobs and product production. If that was not important to me… I would make jeans in Mexico and sell them to America. I would get wealthy and US Americans would still lose jobs, leave economic problems for you future generations, begin to deteriorate your own standard of living.

We know that the jeans we sell are priced higher than many foreign made jeans, but we are lower than the average jeans made in the USA. And, there are legitimate reasons. Since the USA garment industry has all but left the USA (only 3% of the garments purchased in the USA are still made in the USA) I am proud to be one of the very few still making the jeans in the USA and supporting the government and people that understand the reasons we are not really that costly compared to the cost of the decline of all the above issues. Our country is in trouble unless we change the direction we are headed.

Thank you for your support.

Lawson

All American Clothing Co.

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Outsourcing Effect

Photo Credit: The Colorado Observer

By Logan Beam

Man wakes up in OUTSOURCED blanket

Brushes his teeth with OUTSOURCED toothpaste

Puts on his OUTSOURCED clothes

Ties his OUTSOURCED shoes

Drives to his work in OUTSOURCED car

Works at his OUTSOURCED computer

Talks on OUTSOURCED phone

Months later, his job is OUTSOURCED.

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How To Wash Your Jeans – All American Clothing Co.

A pair of All American Jeans will last you a very long time but if you want yours to last longer, remain shrinkage free, and even keep other clothes from being damaged in the wash, please follow…

  ‘The Method’

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First, be sure to read the label in your All American jeans.

  1. Read the care label inside your All American jean.
  2. Empty the pockets.
  3. Turn your jeans inside out.
  4. Set the washing cycle to delicate.
  5. Only load All American Jeans with other jeans in the washer. Make sure the load setting is on heavy.
  6. As our tag reads, ‘machine wash warm with like colors.’ You can also wash with cold water. Do not use hot water.
  7. If you like softer USA made jeans, add fabric softener during the rinse cycle.
  8. Remove your jeans right after the washing cycle is complete.
  9. Turn the jeans right side out and proceed to dry them.
  10. You can dry your jeans in a number of ways:
    1. Hang them on a clothes line or rack to air dry. If you are indoors, lay some towels down to catch the dripping water.
    2. You can put your All American jeans in the dryer. Be sure to turn the dryer on the lowest temperature setting. NOTE: Jeans that are air dried are less likely to shrink and fade than jeans in a dryer.
    3. After drying, hang your jeans instead of folding to avoid wrinkles and creases.

WARNING:

  • Hot water and jeans do not mix.
  • Hot dryers and jeans do not mix.
  • Other USA made clothing items and jeans do not mix. They turn blue.
  • Light blue jeans and dark blue jeans do not mix.
  • Never try to shrink your jeans on your own. They will shrink unevenly. Contact us and we will have the sizing altered.
  • Black jeans shrink more than blue jeans. Keep warm temperatures and time cycles lower than usual when washing and drying.

If you have any questions about washing and drying your All American Jeans, please feel free to contact our customer service department by phone or email.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

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The All American Clothing Co. WOW! Program.

The primary goal of the WOW! Program is to provide an ‘extra comfort’ to customers who are not familiar with online shopping.

The WOW! Program consists of 4 steps:

1.) Free Returns and Exchanges: Online shoppers at the USA made clothing company`s website may order the wrong size, find the sizing on the clothing company`s website to be wrong, or may receive the wrong items upon shipping and arrival. It`s nobody`s fault. The WOW! Program`s free return and exchange policy allows the shopper to exchange and correct a problem if needed. Knowing that a free fix is available will allow the consumer to shop more comfortably.

2.) Sizing Chart: It is very important for the All American Clothing Co. to provide a sizing chart. TheirUSA made clothing items will always fit differently on all body types. The WOW! Program`s sizing chart will allow shoppers to match up a particular item with their specific body type.

3.) World Class Customer Service: Having a real person available at any time can provide a quick fix to any help an online shopper may need. Today, the All American Clothing Co. provides this service through the telephone, email, and even social media websites. Adding a personal touch to the shopper`s experience is a great way for the American made clothingcompany to provide extra comfort and get to know their customers.

4.) Free Shipping and Rewards: The All American Clothing Co. offers free shipping on orders of $99 or more. They also offer a rewards program for their shoppers online.

These are just a few ways that the All American Clothing Co. makes an effort to make customers comfortable when shopping online. The American made clothing company also goes a step further with its ‘Tell Us Your Story’ section on their website. Shoppers can really connect with the All American Clothing Co. in sharing their photos and comments within this section. For more infortmation on the All American Clothing Co. and its WOW! Program, visithttp://www.allamericanclothing.com or check them out on facebook.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

The Importance Of American Manufacturing – Joe The Plumber

Joe the Plumber

Joe the Plumber

This Week On The Importance Of American Manufacturing:

Meet Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as ‘Joe the Plumber.’ He is an Ohio native who is well known for the national attention he received during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. More importantly Joe is a U.S. Air Force Veteran who passionately supports the health and well-being of his fellow Veterans as VP of the non-profit program entitled Alaska`s Healing Hearts.

Q: Please tell us a little about yourself. 

A: I lead a very active life most of it Outdoors. Hunting, Fishing, Chopping Wood, playing or coaching sports. To feel good about myself, I have to accomplish something each day, from my wife’s honey-do list, to helping small businesses be successful here in America. 

Q: Why is American manufacturing important to you?

A: I like seeing my neighbors happy and people around me succeed. For our country to remain strong, I believe American Manufacturing is key to our success.

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Q. Where did your passion for American manufacturing begin?

A: My Passion for American Manufacturing comes from being a die-hard patriot. I love buying “American Made” it makes me feel proud! I go out of my way, and sometimes go without to support American Made. American Manufacturing is what will keep America great!

Q: In what ways have you expressed that passion throughout your life?

A: As I stated before, I will go out of my way to buy American Made. I will spend the extra money. I speak at businesses, and write article about how our tax system is really hurting American Manufacturing/Small Business. I further express how both parties really aren’t working on our behalf and encourage them to step up and voice their concerns and elect people that will work for us and in turn work toward a better system for American manufacturing and small business.

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: Spread my work ethic, not my wealth!

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Join us next week  for another segment of ‘The Importance of American Manufacturing.’

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in sharing your thoughts on anything American Made, please send inquiries to Logan Beam at [email protected]

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Brought to you by the folks at the All American Clothing Co.

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The Importance of American Manufacturing – Derek Singleton

Derek Singleton

Derek Singleton of Software Advice

This Week on The Importance of American Manufacturing:

Meet Derek Singleton. Derek is the Manufacturing Analyst at Software Advice. He is also the editor of the Manufacturing Blog at Software Advice.

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Q. Please tell us a little about yourself and your company?

A. I’m the Manufacturing Analyst at Software Advice, an Austin-based research firm that reports on technologies and trends in the manufacturing industry. I’m also the Managing Editor of the Manufacturing Blog at Software Advice where I often write in support of American manufacturing and cover the trend of “reshoring” manufacturing from low-cost foreign production back to the United States. However, I do so with the realization that some manufacturing is unlikely to come back to the United States at all so I look for industry opportunities.

Q. When were you first inspired to support manufacturing in America?

A. I’ve always had a lot of respect for the ingenuity that it takes to create something but I first started to really support American manufacturing when I was in college getting my Political Science degree. While I was working toward my degree, I started to become very interested in the economics of manufacturing and felt like the decline of our middle class could be partially attributed to the decline of American manufacturing.

Beyond that, I felt it was important to support American manufacturing because of the multiplier effect manufacturing has on the economy at large. Studies have found that for each dollar the manufacturing industry produces, an additional $1.43 is added to the overall economy. Meanwhile, the service sector only adds $0.70 to the economy for each dollar it produces. So I think it’s important to the overall health of our economy and the trade balance in the U.S.

 

Q. Why is American Manufacturing important to you?

A. Manufacturing is important to me for reasons beyond economics, however. I think that in some ways we’ve lost touch with what it means to create a physical product. And I think that can have negative impacts for encouraging the kind of critical thinking that goes into building something from concept to finished product. I’d like to see more emphasis on learning how to create products in our schools, and I think that giving more support to American manufacturing is one way to do that.

Q. How have you or your company supported American manufacturing throughout the years?

A. At Software Advice, we talk to American manufacturers of every size each day and they’re all looking for a way to improve their level of efficiency at their plants. While there are many paths to improving efficiency, the modern manufacturing plant drives a lot of efficiencies through software.

We help these companies figure out the best systems for their needs. Deploying the right technology can help them operate at a level of efficiency to remain competitive with low-wage manufacturing countries overseas. It’s a small contribution, but we can save them a lot of time and effort figuring out a complex market. Meanwhile, I always try to provide actionable tips for improving plant operations in my writing on the Software Advice Manufacturing Blog.

Q. Favorite quote?

A. Whether or not you think you can do something, you’re right.

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It was a great pleasure to have Derek join us this week.  His insights made some really great points in regards to manufacturing. Thank you all for reading!

Join us next week  for another segment of ‘The Importance of American Manufacturing.’

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed on the Importance of American Manufacturing, please send inquiries to Logan Beam at [email protected]

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As seen in ‘The Made in America Movement’ and the ‘Darke Journal.’

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The Importance of American Manufacturing – Josh Miller

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Josh Miller of “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey.”

This Week on The Importance of American Manufacturing:

Meet Josh Miller. Josh is the Producer of the upcoming documentary film “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey.” In the film, he will be traveling America in search of finding what it means to be “Made in the USA.”

Q. Please tell us a little about yourself.

A. My name is Josh Miller, I am the Creator/Producer of “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey”.  While my film is currently in post production, I work as a Records Management Specialist for the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office.  However, after this film has been completed I would like to take on filmmaking full-time if fiscally possible.  Family always comes first, so as long as I can take care of my wife and family, I’ll keep making films.

Q. Why is American Manufacturing important to you?

A. I think American Manufacturing, along with the workers manufacturing employs is the lifeblood of America.  The ability to create and innovate in America is vital, but if the creators and innovators lose the backbone of our country I think we fall apart as you have seen lately.  Once we have a strong diverse mix of jobs in this country I believe we will regain the misstep we have recently taken over the past few decades.  We must have a strong manufacturing sector along with a thriving service sector to get our country back on track.  We must encourage entrepreneurs.

Q. Where did your passion for USA manufacturing begin?

A. When you watch major facilities leave your town in the dust, it really wakes you up.  When Century Aluminum laid off over 650 people, including my father in law David Nelson, in my hometown of Ravenswood, WV I think it woke me up to the importance of these types of jobs here in our great country.

Q. Have you expressed that passion throughout your life?

A. Unfortunately no, I was like every young kid in middle school and high school.  I had to have the Nike Clothes, Under Armour, American Eagle, etc.  This is the tricky part, kids that age do not think or really care about where these things are made generally, so to entice that age group, you need to create a brand that these kids and young adults will desire.  Me, being 27 now, I do pay more attention to what I buy in regards to where it is made because I know that will impact the future of our country and  my family, but we can’t expect a 10 year old to grasp that concept entirely, so when I speak to the apparel industry directly I tell them they need to make their product “cool” if they want the younger generation to buy it.  That’s just being flat out honest.  I think that is one thing that will take this movement to the next level, is not pretending that people will gladly buy something just because it says “Made in USA”, the product also needs to meet quality demands.  We must outcompete the world and that has been my message that I believe that message needs to be thoroughly expressed to our Congress and our President.  They must use their power as policy makers to be a catalyst in this movement.  We can’t help the world if we can’t take care of things at home first.

Q. What is your favorite quote?

A. “Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” ~ Alexander the Great

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It was a great pleasure to have Josh Miller join us this week.  I know many folks who just cannot wait to watch his upcoming documentary. Thank you all for reading! Join us next week  for another segment of ‘The Importance of American Manufacturing.’
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed on the Importance of American Manufacturing, please send inquiries to Logan Beam at [email protected]

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As seen in ‘The Made in America Movement’ and the ‘Darke Journal.’

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