‘Made in USA’: Why America Just Can’t Live Without It

In an election year with American Manufacturing at a high level discussion,
there are many factors to consider why it is important. Logan Beam of the All
American Clothing Co. reveals those factors with compelling reasons as to why
America just cannot live without the phrase ‘Made in USA.’

The phrase “Made in USA” is perhaps the second most important set of three words in America`s history. Arguably coming in behind the famous three words, ‘We the people’ that grew and maintained the United States, ‘Made in USA’ is a staple of American tradition. It is more important than the customs Americans associate with today such as Toby Keith, baseball, and Mom`s apple pie. Yet, the phrase ‘Made in USA’ remains forgotten.

At a time when ‘Made in USA’ and American Manufacturing are at high level of discussion, there is not enough emphasis, action or resolve. Many focuses for political leaders have been on the issues of health care, tax cuts, and student loans–which are all necessary matters. But, our leaders have not focused enough on the all important ideal that allows citizens to attain and afford these issues. That is, creating jobs. Jobs cannot be created without American manufacturing built around the phrase ‘Made in USA.’ These words are what built America during the greatest job growth in its history–the Industrial Revolution. From the auto industry workers on the assembly line, to the farmers who harvest food, to the cotton mill workers who create the fabric used in clothing—the days of the Industrial Revolution created millions of American jobs with three words America just can`t live without—‘Made in USA.’

America cannot live without USA manufacturing. Manufacturing creates the jobs that fuel the tax base needed to support the American standard of living. Taxes help to pay for schools, police, fire/emergency services, healthcare and transportation. Without USA manufacturing and jobs how can America support these needs? According to the U.S. Census Bureau the American population was estimated at 313,793,643 as of June 2012. If every American spent $50 on one USA Made item a year, it would create an estimated $15.7 billion in revenue. In addition, each American manufacturing job produces up to 4 new jobs in other sectors (source: workingforamerica.org). This number alone would create thousands of jobs for Americans!

There once was a time when it was a tradition to have “Made in USA’ on all manufacturing items in the U.S, when there was a promise of the American Dream through the American manufacturing that provided jobs, and when industries like the apparel industry thrived in being one of the leading job suppliers for citizens in the United States. Those days are over. Today, there are very few companies who can say they are ‘Made in USA’ by American workers and from American materials.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American Made apparel industry alone had 938.6 thousand jobs in 1990. Today, that number has plummeted to 150.3 thousand jobs. Along with other industries, the American apparel industry is slowly dying, racking up a loss of 788,300 jobs, a -84% loss. If trends like this continue Americans will keep on losing jobs, the national debt will continue to plunge, and someday there may never be tags on clothing that say ‘Made in USA.’

With the current unemployment rate at 8.2% (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), in what is the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The need to supply American citizens a job in an American manufacturing industry is more important than ever for both U.S. citizens and the economy. Under these current conditions, citizens are finding it harder to live. College graduates cannot find a job, parents are supporting their children into their 20`s, and even military men and women cannot find a job after they return home from duty.

American citizens, business leaders, and political leaders must take a stand and make an effort to support this country. U.S. business leaders must stand up to do the right thing and bring manufacturing back to the United States. Citizens must support the effort to buy at least one USA Made item a year at $50 to create up to $15.7 billion in revenue, and American political leaders must support ‘Made in USA’ as a call to action in a bi-partisan way. There is still hope. If all Americans collectively come together and start supporting USA Made items, America will begin to flourish like it once did during the Industrial Revolution. $15.7 billion in one year, can double to $30 billion in the next. Together, with action, Americans can ultimately improve their efforts and each others` lives year in and year out. America has to. America has no choice. It has to support ‘Made in USA.’ America just can`t live without it.

About the Author:

Logan Beam is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the All American Clothing Co, a 100% USA Made clothing company that passionately supports Made in USA goods. This release was written as a ‘call to action’ for all American citizens and all American leaders to increase their efforts in supporting ‘Made in USA’.

Made in USA Vs. Made in China: Which Will You Pledge?

With the latest news trend of team USA`s uniforms being Made in China there has been an outrage amongst the American media, politicians, and citizens. And rightfully so. With ABC World News`s Diane Sawyer reporting that an estimated $1 billion in revenues could have stayed on this side of the pond, perhaps there should have been an example set by all parties involved on the importance of supporting USA Made items during the Olympics. It did not happen.

However, that example in supporting USA Made items is now being made through America`s excitement on the situation. Americans are now coming together stronger than ever to support a Made in USA cause. They are fleeing to USA Made stores just to show their support of American Made items.

This is what Americans do. Americans come together in upsetting times. When affronted, Americans collectively stand up to battle and fight for a cause.

Though this is a different type of battle, it is one we can win together.

Made in USA Vs. Made in China starts now.

Which will you pledge?

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Dare to Dream:

All Americans dream. Even if we are not capable of achieving our wildest dreams, we all dream. And we dream big.

To dream is a tradition promised to America throughout its brief history. Our founding fathers dreamed of freedom with the ideas of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Martin Luther King dreamed of equal rights based on the idea that all men are created equal. Thomas Edison dared to dream of wild innovations like the phonograph, the camera, and the light bulb.

The list of Americans like those mentioned above pursuing their dream goes on and on. This history of American successors is where the ideas of the ‘American Dream’ come from. It is why people like you and me dare to dream every day.

Even in tough times, we still dream. Some of our dreams may differ. Some Americans dream of the simple things in life like a nice home, a family, a good job, and good health. Some Americans may dream of wild achievements such as traveling the world, seeing the most exotic sights, to becoming famous, to inventing something, to winning the lottery.

So dare to dream. Dream your wildest dreams. You can climb the highest mountain. You can invent a board game, go sky diving, or go island hopping in the Caribbean. You can fall in love and start a family to share your dreams with. So follow your dreams. You never know where it may take you.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

5 Ways To Celebrate Independence Day:

Have a patriotic cookout with family and friends

There is no better way to celebrate July 4th than with family and friends. Fire up the grill, make some ice cold drinks, decorate the picnic table with red, white, blue, and let the good times roll with those you love the most. A tradition Made in USA for All Americans!

Picnic with your significant other followed with a romantic scene of fireworks.

Pack a nice meal, get in the car, and head to a firework showing. Make sure you get there early enough to have a picnic dinner together before the show. After words, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a night to remember with your closest friend and loved one.

Water Destination

With the hot weather it is always fun to head to the lake, a pool, water park, or pond to enjoy the water in the heat of the afternoon. Always a fun thing to do anytime in the summer. Even better followed with a night of fireworks afterwards.

Attend a parade

Get in the spirit of Independence Day by attending a parade. Enjoy seeing the many patriotic characters such as Uncle Sam as the floats cruise by and enjoy a day out in your hometown supporting small business shops and diners. Make sure you look for tags that say ‘Made in USA‘ if you are out shopping!

Stop to remember what all this fun is for!

On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed by our founding fathers to show that we were a separate country from Great Britain. Please remember to stop and share this during the party, picnic, and the fireworks. If it was not for our founding fathers signing this all important document, we would not be able to enjoy this day!

I hope you will enjoy and decide to incorporate at least one of these ideas during our countries` birthday!

Have an All American’ 4th of July!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Life Lessons in American History: The Declaration of Independence

Our founding fathers stood up for something they believed in. Will you?

From 1750 to 1775, American colonies were forced to follow unjust laws passed by King George III and the British Government. During this time British troops abused and mistreated citizens of British American colonies alongside unpleasant laws passed by King George III. The 13 colonies were growing tired of the unjust laws and mistreatment. They wanted to be free from the rule of the British government with the beliefs of freedom and basic human rights. In order to achieve this, they had to take a stand for something they believed in. So our founding fathers met time after time with the goal to write an all important document—the Declaration of Independence.

The document was written, the goal acheived, and the final version of the Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4 1776. This day is now celebrated as the American Independence Day.

It`s amazing to think how a group of people that stood up for something they believed in can affect so many people. They did not take a stand for just themselves. They took a stand for a whole body of Americans for years to come. I hope you too will decide to stand up for something you believe in for not only yourself, but for others as well. After all it is your right.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Baseball: Is the game still America`s pastime?

The game of baseball was and still is referred to as ‘America`s pastime.’ The game was a gateway for many great players like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Lou Gehrig, and many more legends. Fans would come from all over to watch them play as they would fill up ballparks from city to city, watching their favorite teams and players leave their mark on the game for generations to come.

Baseball has not changed much since its first recorded game during June 19, 1846 in Hoboken, New jersey. Very few rules have changed. Like the fact that a game was decided based on who scored 21 runs first under the “Knickerbocker” rules that were in place until 1872. Games were capable of lasting all night under the system. Today, we are accustomed to a game of 9 innings in which each team has a total of 27 outs to score as many runs as they can. The team with the most runs wins. Pitchers used to also pitch the entire game and bat. There were no designated hitters and it was rare to see a pitcher like Cy Young come out of a game. Today, there are multitudes of pitchers like mid-relievers, long- relievers, starters, set up men, and closers. It is also common to see a designated hitter at bat in place of a pitcher from time to time, especially in the American League. These are among the few changes baseball has undergone in its existence. For the most part, baseball is played much like it used to be. While there may not be many changes in the game since its start, the one change I have in question is, “Is baseball still America`s pastime?”

Some of you may have an answer for the question. I encourage you to share your thoughts. Here are mine: As a Cincinnati Reds fan, I have found myself constantly watching the currently NL Central Division leaders who are experiencing a great year to date with a record of 38-27. I enjoy watching them on television during most nights of the week and try to go to games when I can. However, while watching the Reds and the teams

they play on television, I am seeing a lot of empty seats during the games. Despite having a 1st place lead in their division the Reds are ranked  in the lower half of the league in attendance, ranking at 19th with an average of 27,312 fans per game (source:mlb.com). This ranking supports up my initial thought on having empty seats. If a division leader like the Reds, who have a history of success and a great fan base cannot fill their seats then how can the game be phrased ‘America`s Pastime’ if Americans will not come and support their teams play like they used to? Open for thoughts!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

New Website: What do YOU think?

Last week, we announced the launch of our new website! We hope that you have checked it out to see the many new features it has to offer. We have incorporated PayPal, a new shopping cart, product image zoom and product search among many other features to the website!

The main goal of these changes was to make the website easier to use for our customers! We want to know what you think about the new website. Do you enjoy the new features? If so, which ones? Do you feel it is easier to use? Are there any problems with it?  Please share your comments with us in the section below.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

A Father`s Day, Made in USA:

With Father’s Day just over a week away, there is still enough time to find that perfect gift for Dad. Better yet, there is enough time to make it a Father`s Day, Made in USA!  With that being said, here is a list of items that Dad will enjoy and feel proud wearing Made in USA clothing.

All American Freedom Tee: ON SALE!

All American Skyline & National Polos: ON SALE!

All American Carpenter Jeans Dark: NEW!

All American Cargo Shorts:

Carpenter Short:

Having trouble deciding? Give dad the gift that keeps on giving,  An All American Gift Certificate!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

All American Clothing Co: Bringing ‘American Made’ Back to Its Roots

The sign above Lawson Nickol’s desk, co-owner of All American Clothing Co. reads “Make Something Happen Today.”  To him, that ‘something’  means  job creation, manufacturing growth, sales growth and sustainability of all mentioned as the company is building a foundation for today’s employees and future generations.

The company carries only clothing made in USA, giving back Americans a traditional product and economic environment that seems to have been slipping away since the greatest job explosion era called the Industrial Revolution. Nickol says, “During the Industrial Revolution, American jobs were created because passion and hard work was necessary in order for the survival of the company and the employees.” Like the companies that built America during that era, the employees with the All American Clothing Co. carry the same passion and work ethic necessary for us to bring back ‘American Made’ to its roots.

All American Clothing Co. is expecting to create more products and more jobs during 2012. In 2011, the company experienced an increase of approximately 60% retail sales. This is a promising number indicating that many Americans are beginning to realize the benefits of buying USA made clothing. Beau Nickol (co-Owner) says, “there is a healthy growth of patriotism spreading through the retail consumer market”.

About All American Clothing Co:

All American Clothing Company is a genuine story of a small company trying to make a difference in today’s economy. The company’s employees believe in “USA made matters” as they strive to foster loyalty among customers. To find out more about the passion and success of All American Clothing Co., follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AllAmericanClothing, or Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/AllAmericanJean for updates.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.