Made In USA fact of the Week:

Did you guys know that fortune cookies were made in the USA? It`s true! In 1918, David Jung, a California resident was worried about the poor whom were wondering around the streets of his restaurant. Thus, he decided to create a cookie with an inspirational Bible scripture written on a small piece of paper inside of it. He would then give them out for free on the streets to help those people in need of food and inspiration.

In looking back upon Mr. Jung`s actions, what he did was both inspirational and for the good of others. We here at The All American Clothing Company can relate to the inspirational story about Mr. Jung. Like Mr. Jung, we have an American Made product that helps those in need. Like Mr. Jung, who was worried about the poor not having food, The All American Clothing Company is worried about the job deficit in the U.S. We intend on doing something about it! We can help people in need by giving our customers an opportunity to buy a product that will both create and keep jobs in the U.S!

THANK YOU, American Heroes.

We would like to offer our upmost support and respect in saying THANK YOU to all servicemen and women in our country. On the brink of 9/11 and the 10th anniversary of that fatal day, we here at All American Clothing Co. cannot help but to look back upon that day. In looking back, we remember those Firefighters, Police & Law Enforcement, and EMS personnel who risked their lives on that fatal day in order to save another. We would not be able to enjoy the freedoms we have if it wasn’t for you.  To those servicemen who have served in their lifetimes and to those who continue to offer their serviceto American citizens 10 years later, we say THANK YOU!

Freedom Tee Made in USATo the military forces who are risking their lives overseas so Americans can enjoy their everyday freedoms, we say THANK YOU. Your activity is the ultimate sacrifice that which words cannot explain. We do realize that freedom doesn’t come free and that it takes hard work. YOU are the ones who are putting in the hard work. THANK YOU again.  It is in times of tragedy that we truly find out what good people that we have in this country. In trying to find a positive outlook on that fatal day, we are absolutely positive that our servicemen in this country are true heroes. THANK YOU.

Happy Labor Day!

All of us here at the All American Clothing Company would like to wish you a wonderful Labor Day! Enjoy and be safe!

Here`s  a quick recap of the things we have been able to accomplish at the All American Clothing Company…Thanks to our hard working employees!

  1. We have been featured on FOX 22 TV, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNBC, The Ed Schultz Show, National Public Radio, UNION RADIO, Colorado Radio with Tim Danahey, FOX Business, The Street, WFRN Live, World Net Daily, Making it in America Radio, Full Throttle Magazine, and AmericanMadeHeroes.com. We are doing our best to let more people know we exist and have become a popular topic in the media.
  2. We launched our TRACEABILITY program for our jeans! This new system allows our customers to trace their jeans all the way back to the farmer who grew the cotton! Click here to learn more:  http://www.allamericanclothing.com/traceability.html
  3. We have started a FREE WEEKLY T-SHIRT giveaway for all our newsletter subscribers. Visit our website at WWW.ALLAMERICANCLOTHING.COM  to join our newsletter and be entered for your chance to win! (the form is on our home page in the lower right portion of the screen).
  4. We are EXCITED to announce our NEW BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PRODUCTS that will debut in the next two weeks! We will offer new decorated T-Shirts, Hats, and Totes to draw attention to the battle against breast cancer. Twenty percent of the proceeds from our new products will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in order to help fight the battle against breast cancer. When you buy these products you have helped save a life.
  5. We are also excited about our new “CAMO” SHORTS. Check them out! Look for them in our cargo shorts section. http://www.allamericanclothing.com/products/AA121.html
  6. We have created additional USA Jobs! In an effort to continue providing you WORLD CLASS SERVICE and high-quality USA MADE clothing; we have created 14 new positions in our cut & sew facility AND hired a new marketing/communications expert. We expect to be able to increase our exposure to the people who want to buy USA Made clothing which will allow us to continue to grow and provide more USA jobs!

We would like to thank our loyal customers for their support, understanding, and efforts toward making changes in the USA! You truly understand the power behind buying USA MADE products. People like you allow us to make a difference in winning the battle against the economy and keeping jobs in the USA. We would like to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

God Bless America and Have an All American Labor Day!

Make It An All American Football Season

It`s about that time. All over the country, thousands of high school football teams have been putting in hard work to be fully prepared for the upcoming season. They have been through countless practices in the scorching heat, even practicing two times a day on occasion. Many people from communities all over the country will attend each and every game to offer their upmost support for their hometown team.

Here is a picture of our local team (notice the coach wearing our All American Cargo Shorts).  What a great example he is setting for future generations! As a coach he is teaching the kids how to work hard and work together as a team to accomplish a common goal.  By wearing USA made he is making a statement about the importance of buying USA made and the impact it can have on our communities.

Did you realize that if every American would shift $1 per day of their spending to USA made goods the impact would be approximately $100 BILLION on our economy!  That can provide an amazing amount of jobs, provides a tax base to support our communities, police, firemen AND schools (including these hardworking student athletes).

I think we (citizens of the USA) can learn a thing or two from these hardworking athletes and coaches.  If we can come together as a nation by supporting each other and working towards a common goal we can accomplish anything! We can fix our economy, provide good jobs for our citizens and strengthen our communities.

We hope to see you out there supporting your local team by cheering as loud as you can…AND supporting your community with a purchase of USA Made goods!

Thanks Coach for your support of USA Made and, more importantly, for the lessons you are teaching the children in our community.

To the Brave Americans in Afganistan – The 76th ERS Squadron

We couldn’t be more proud and more grateful to have received a flag flown by USA troops in Afghanistan. All of us at All American Clothing are excited that the young men and women saving lives over there would take the time to send us an American flag. It means so much.Made in USA Flag flown in honor of All American Clothing

To the 76th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron:  At your request, we sent your squadron t-shirts and socks a few months ago. We the people of the United States wanted you to know we are  proud of you and we are genuinely appreciative of what you accomplish each day. You, the 76th, save lives. The flag we received was flown during a mission that saved two lives and 3 assisted recoveries. You saved the lives of 5 people and assisted in the effort of “Operation Enduring Freedom”. The 76th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron matters. You young men and women saving those lives matter. The people who were saved also matter. And what you are doing for your country matters.

Thank you 76th. We are proud of you.  We are honored that you took the time to send us a flag. That also matters to us. The flag will be displayed now and forward in of honor of all of you.

Be Safe

The Employees of All American Clothing Company

Who pays for……..?

If you will assume for just a moment that taxes is where we get the money for FIREMEN, POLICEMEN, MILITARY PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, YOUR HEALTH INSURANCES (MEDICARE AND MEDICADE), EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, TEACHERS, SOCIAL SECURITY, HIGHWAYS, ETC, ETC. IN ADDITION THERE ARE MANY FORMS OF TAXING THAT PAY FOR THE AFORMENTIONED NEEDS.

You pay with payroll money (if you have a job). You receive money if you don’t have a job (at least for awhile). You pay a tax for USA  products and services. You and the companies in this country pay sales tax, payroll tax, property tax, etc. etc. Of course, you may not agree with every thing mentioned and how the money is used. But taxes are a big part of what pays for most of the above in one way or another.  Working people pay these taxes and active manufacturing or service companies pay for the taxes.

Whether you agree with all of this or not, for just one moment tell me how you expect life to stay the same or get worse if we don’t pay taxes. Do you think there might be some future interest in keeping the benefits mentioned in the first paragraph? Do you think keeping jobs and companies in the United States might be important regarding the maintenance of our current standard of living? Do you agree with the fact that we have to pay for this standard of living? Do you think buying USA Made might be your way of fixing this situation?

How long will you need to wait????

A report came out of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) last week on Yahoo news. It is a good article, I suggest you take a look (click here). The BCG’s prediction is that the world economy is changing in our favor and they believe we will experience more USA products manufactured in the USA around 2015. They believe the  rest of the world’s production cost will rise and thus we will be able to compete. However I suggest that in todays world economy the USA is not growing jobs… so what are we going to do for the next 4 years when we start to see legitimate and solid changes that actually include more solid job growth and production in the USA. What will we do until 2015 while foreign manufacturing adjusts to inflation. What are you going to do about it???  More to come…..

Lawson

China or Washington DC…

I am curious… how many of you are more concerned about China and their business antics than you are  about our own governments lack of effort to protect USA Made companies and jobs?

When I mention our government’s actions, I am talking about what seems to be a lack of effort to make adjustments that adequately protect against poorly handled tariffs,  importing tax laws, allowance of foreign owned manufacturing being charged less tax, etc. etc.

I believe the majority of  competition is not the USA manufacturers as much as it is coming from our own government. Our government seems to be offering  foreign companies an advantage that puts them into a better financial position than our USA Made companies. That might be one of the reasons you are experiencing a loss of an adequate tax base and a loss of USA  jobs.

Your thoughts?    … Lawson Nickol