Things You Never Knew About Flag Day

Originnaly from PolicyMic.com by Hannah Loewentheil

Whether we are singing the National Anthem at a sporting event or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Americans show loyalty and respect to the flag everyday. But June 14 is a national holiday, a day that honors the Star Spangled Banner. Here are nine things you never knew about the American flag and the development of its National Day.

1. A Wisconsin Teacher is the Brains Behind Flag Day

In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year old Waubeka, Wisconsin teacher, proposed the idea of Flag Day ”to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning and majesty of our flag.”  Cigrand wrote hundreds of articles advocating to celebrate the day on June 14, the day the U.S originally adopted its national flag.

2. President Truman Made Flag Day Official
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In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed the legislation making June 14 officially flag day. Sixty years later in 2004, Congress concluded that Flag Day had its origins in Waubeka, Wisc., home of Bernard Cigrand.

3. Betsy Ross May Not Have Sewn the First Flag

Most children are taught that Betsy Ross was the seamstress who sewed together the first flag, but in reality there is no historical evidence to prove it.

4. The Flag Has Official Colors

The Color Association of the U.S defined the official flag colors as “White,” “Old Glory Red” and “Old Glory Blue,” colors that are only able to be reproduced on cloth.

5. The U.S Flag is the Third Oldest Original Flag Still in Use

Though the United States became a nation far after many European countries, its national flag is the third oldest of the National Standards of the world behind only those of Denmark and Austria. The U.S flag is older than the Union Jack of Britain or the Tricolor of France.

6. There Are Six Flags on the Moon

Many hear about the man on the moon, but what about the flag on the moon? There are currently six U.S flags in outer space — Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 put one on the moon each.

7. The Nickname, “Old Glory,” Refers to a Specific Flag

The flag’s nickname ”Old Glory,” actually refers to a specific flag owned by Captain William Driver. Old Glory accompanied the Captain on all of his voyages. After Driver died, the original Old Glory was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where it is currently preserved under glass.

8. Each Year, the President Must Proclaim Flag Day

In 1949, Congress issued a joint resolution stating that the president must issue a proclamation each year calling for the national observance of the flag, and that it must be displayed on all federal government buildings. On June 7, President Obama issued this year’s Presidential Proclamation of Flag Day and National Flag Week.

9. The Flag Shares its Birthday With the U.S Army

The flag shares its birthday with the U.S Army. The army was founded on June 14, 1775, two years before the flag was born.

Have An All American Father`s Day.

Father`s Day is June 16th and Dad`s across the country are starting to drop a hint or two on what they`d like for the big day. We understand that he can be hard to read sometimes, so we thought we`d help out with a few American Made ideas….

USA Made Boots

The working Dad always needs a fresh pair of boots to get the job done. Especially an American Made pair of boots!

Fday boots

USA Made Carpenter Jean

Another favorite for the working Dad. These jeans are American Made and will help Dad get the job done with his new USA Made boots!

Fday Carpenter jean

USA Made tee shirt

Dad`s always need a fun tee shirt for work or play!

Fday freedom tee

5 Pocket USA Made Short

Dad will enjoy the many pockets on this USA Made short as he is known to carry many things around at once!

Fday 5 pocket short

USA Made Belt

A necessity for many Dads. This USA Made belt will go well with any American Made style of jeans or shorts.

Fday 1.25 belt

We hope Dad will be surprised about these many items but if clothing items do not surprise Dad right away, then be sure to tell him it`s Made in USA. This will surprise him!

Have an ‘All American’ Father`s Day

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Garments Can Be Made in USA Safely, with Profit

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The recent Bangladesh collapse has raised an overall awareness on the safety being taken when manufacturers produce garments overseas. The All American Clothing Co, a USA made jean manufacturer is proving it can be done with safety and profit.

After 11 years in the business, the All American Clothing Co. has gone from a small closet in warehouse space to 45,000 square feet of warehouse and main offices. The company is now operating a cut and sew factory in El Paso, Texas

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El Paso, Texas was once considered the blue jeans capital of the world. According to the San Antonio Express, it produced an estimated 2 million pairs of America’s favorite pants a week in the 1980s. Over the past few decades American jean giants have moved production to places such as Bangladesh, Mexico and China. Many Americans have lost jobs, buildings have become vacant, and the American garment industry is on the brink of extinction. It has lost 84% of its labor force since 1990, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Why did the garment industry leave El Paso?

In 2002 the World Trade Organization allowed foreign made products to be imported in the U.S. without tariffs. This allowed low dollar garments to be sold in the U.S. at lower prices than what most American manufacturers could compete with. Many American manufacturers left and when they went, so did the blue jean capitol of the world.

At around 2002, a man named Lawson Nickol had been working for a USA made jeans manufacturer who decided to leave the U.S. and manufacture its items in Mexico. Nickol could not bear the decision as he was a passionate USA made supporter who felt a strong responsibility to support American workers. He soon resigned and started a USA made jean manufacturer of his own with the help of his son BJ – the All American Clothing Co.

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The All American Clothing Co. struggled at first, surviving on family savings, financial risks, and working long hours. Yet each year, the USA jean company continued to grow. After 11 years in the business, the All American Clothing Co. has gone from a small closet in warehouse space to 45,000 square feet of warehouse and main offices. The company is now operating a cut and sew factory in El Paso, Texas attempting to create jobs and bring back the once blue jean capitol of the world.

If their success continues, rebirthing the American denim industry will be the All American Clothing Company`s legacy. Together with it`s leadership, employees, patrons, and supporters they will continue to spread the word, help to fill empty buildings with employees, and create American jobs. It`s an All American thing.

To learn more about the growth and safety measures the All American Clothing Co. is pursuing, please visit http://www.allamericanclothing.com or call 999.937.8009.

5 Ways YOU Can Get Involved with the All American Clothing Co.

The All American Clothing Co. loves to hear from our made in America supporters. It is a goal of ours to maintain a good connection and relationship with you. The more we can connect together, the more we can support and create American jobs.  Here are 5 ways we can do just that…

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1. Subscribe to the All American Newsletter

The All American Clothing Co. sends out exclusive discounts, giveaways, and news events in the All American Newsletter (located right hand side on home page). Perhaps you will love the many exclusive offers we put together for our made in America supporters. Subscribe for all things All American today!

2. Follow All American Clothing Co. on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook, but don’t stop there! We love to connect with our fans. Please send us a photo, tell us about the last item you ordered, or just comment on something we posted. Chances are, we will respond to whatever you say!

3. Give a Product Review

This is one of the most important ways you can get involved with the All American Clothing Co. We are one of the few companies who allow our fans to rate the product and help us make adjustments to the design and pattern of our USA made clothing items. This allows you to make suggestions for the next production line of USA made clothing. The best part is that we really do listen!

4. Follow us on Twitter

Twitter is another social media platform. We also love to hear from our fans on this medium. If you are on twitter please give us a follow and let`s connect!

5. Pin with All American Clothing Co.

Check out our Pinterest board and start pinning the many All American Clothing Co. photos that are available. The more we pin American made items, the more jobs we can create!

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We hope to hear from you in the many places we can connect with our made in America supporters. You can also send us an email at [email protected] if you would like to tell us how your clothing items are holding up. Thank you for your support!

Logan

Showroom Opens Up World Of The All American Clothing Co. To Public.

All American Clothing Co., the premiere online location for USA made clothing items, announces the debut of its new  concept with the opening of a showroom in its Arcanum, Ohio location. Located at 1 Pop Rite Rd, just south of Arcanum, Ohio, the showroom will feature the many American made items that All American Clothing Co. has to offer. It will also feature an All American theme with its coloration, pictures, and objects.  The showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
 

“For made in America supporters and enthusiasts, the showroom will create a unique experience into the world of All American Clothing Co. and its belief in supporting the American worker.,” said Logan Beam, Director of Marketing and Communications at All American Clothing Co. “All American Clothing Co. has always cared about the United States and the people in it. Our founders started manufacturing USA made jeans with a passion to never trade USA jobs for foreign profits. We are now able to showcase our passion, products, and services while creating a strong relationship with our customers.”

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A patriotic destination, the All American Clothing Co. showroom will provide customers the opportunity to discover the unique experiences they have to offer, like Traceability. Traceability is all about the truth of where jeans come from and offers some recognition to the hard working Americans who are involved in making jeans. All American Clothing Co. is one of the first jean companies in the world that allows customers to trace their jean all the way back to the American farmers who grew the cotton used. Each jean comes with a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ that includes a traceability number. Enter the traceability number on the All American Clothing Co. website and they will tell you exactly which farmers and mill were involved in producing that jean.

How Does Traceability Work? Check out the video!

The showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Est. A knowledgeable and passionate team of customer service experts will be available to help deliver the ‘All American’ experience.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

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

Freedom Tee

“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’

All American Jeans - How to wash

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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