Dear Santa,

All I want is the creation of more jobs and a better economy. I have been well behaved for much of this year. This was tough during the election, but I was good for the most part. I have kept my promise on manufacturing more items than I ever have before. To be exact, I exported more than $7.1 trillion worth of goods this year which is more than China or any other country on earth. I made more items this past year than any other year throughout my life. This includes my early years of the Industrial Revolution.

Santa, I would like to let the world know that I am back.  I am making progress every day through the efforts of my citizens and their innovations. Will you please let Americans know how important it is to buy items made by me this holiday season?

Last year between Thanksgiving and Christmas Americans spent over $584 billion. Think of how many jobs that could`ve been created if all that had been spent on items made here.

As seen in FOLK Magazine.

Please let my citizens know that I need their support this Christmas. I cannot create more jobs and support a better economy without them. Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

Uncle Sam

P.S. Enjoy the cookies. I made them all by myself.

Written By Logan Beam – Illustration by Bob Barga
www.allamericanclothing.com

 

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Logan

All American Clothing Co.

How many times do I have to tell you? I wear the American made pants in this family!

Photo By: Darren Rowse

Our Caption Contest winner is Kimberly Epperson Powell who shared the caption above. Kimberly has won a free tee shirt of her choice.

Ladies, you can also wear the American Made pants in your family too as All American Clothing Co. will be adding up to 6 new women`s style of jeans this winter! Check out the new items in our USA Made clothing section for ladies already!

Kimberly, please claim your free tee shirt by emailing us at [email protected]

Thank you all for the great captions. Please check in with us next week for some more fun!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

This Is Our Economy

By: Logan Beam

Our Economy has been falling. What happens when we fall?

America is facing adversity. The American unemployment rate is at 7.8% and millions of citizens are out of work. 46.7 million Americans are on food stamps and 53% of recent college graduates cannot find work. Also, a national debt over $16.1 trillion continues to pile up. Our economy is falling.

Many feel the U.S. economic recovery should be left in the hands of our friends in Washington. Our leaders have welcomed this idea as many have proposed legislation and plans for economic growth. All of this takes time. After this, even more time is spent as partisan sides are exchanging opposing ideas. Thus, nothing gets accomplished quickly.

If America is to rise out of its economic hardship, U.S. citizens must lend a hand to pick it up. Americans can make a difference and help our economy far more quickly than any of our friends in Washington. The difference our citizens can make is simple. It starts in buying USA Made items.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are 314,633,365 American citizens (As of Oct 23, 2012). Imagine if every American citizen spent just $100 a year on USA Made items. This would create over $31.4 billion in revenue. That number alone creates thousands of American jobs. These are jobs that will help citizens get off food stamps, college graduates will find work, and these jobs will improve our national debt. Also, these jobs could be created while our leaders in Washington are still proposing plans and legislation.

With the United States manufacturing more items today than any other time in its history, finding USA Made items shouldn’t be a hassle for consumers. In fact, America makes more than $7.1 trillion worth of goods each year which is more than China, Germany, Japan, or any other country on earth. 70% of the American economy is driven by consumer spending which means Americans are clearly spending. Think of the many jobs that can be created if that 70% of consumer spending was spent on USA Made items only.

So what do we do when America faces adversity?

We do what Americans always have done. We take a stand. We manufacture American Made items. We buy American made items such as notepads, pens, and paper. This country even manufactures American Made toilets! Please invest in our future. We will overcome the obstacle of the economy in time. We can do it together. This is our economy.

We get back up. That`s what All Americans do.

About the Author:

Logan Beam is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the All American Clothing Co. A graduate of Wittenberg University, Logan is passionate about starting a career that allows him to make a difference in the creation of U.S. jobs. As a writer his work has been featured on CBS Moneywatch, The Boston Globe, Fox Business, and many other publications.

Not sure if I heard you correctly… did you say you weren’t buying American???

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We hope you all have this reaction when someone says its Made in China, or that the item they just bought is not Made in USA.

Thank you all for the great captions! Please check in with us next week for some more fun!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

New USA made clothing items a ‘great fit’ for job creation in today`s economy.

The All American Clothing Company is thrilled to announce the release of its new men`s dark classic jean. This new item features a gusset, traceability technology, and is USA Made. The gusset feature is a diamond shaped piece of denim sewn into the crotch of the jean. This helps disperse stress around the crotch area, creating a more comfortable fit with freedom of movement.

The new dark classic jean joins a selection of USA Made traceability items. Items in this selection come with ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ that includes a traceability number. Upon receiving their order, shoppers can enter the traceability number on All American Clothing`s website. The USA Made clothing company will then tell consumers exactly which American farmers and mill produced their jeans.

Watch the All American Traceability video.

All American Clothing Co. is also pleased to announce the expansion of their outerwear section. New items featured in this section include Carhartt jackets and a zip-fleece jacket. Both are released just in time for the fall season and join a wide selection of 100% USA Made clothing items and accessories.

All American Clothing Co. insists on a standard of meeting/exceeding the requirements of the FTC Act.They also contract with a third party company, Made in USA Certified, who investigate and certify businesses in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission requirements.

Logan

All American Clothing Co:

Vote Hard, Vote Well:

With the last registration days ahead I cannot help but talk about voting. The point I would like to make today is that a ‘government of, by, and for the people’ should require an educated and thoughtful vote by its people. We have a right as set forth by our founding fathers to vote. We should respect that right to do so thoughtfully and responsibly.

Sometimes we vote too casually and ignorantly. Some of us cannot name a candidate`s party or intelligently discuss their positions. Better yet, some of us cannot even name the officials and candidates up for election until we see their names on the ballot! We also cast our votes out of habit, influence of tradition, emotion, or by our preferred party. We often rely too heavily on our perspective groups to form opinions on a candidate instead of forming our own views.

I am sharing this with you because I believe voting should be taken seriously. It determines the world in which we live in and the government we leave for our generations to come. So, voting should be a closely controlled decision based on the best information you can attain.

Between now and Election Day, educate yourself about the policies you support. Figure out which candidate supports those policies and the kind of government YOU want, not the government your party, relatives, and co-workers want. Focus on what YOU want. If it helps, try not to speak about politics. Keep your insights and opinions locked up until it is time to visit the polls. Your voice will eventually be heard.

“I love my freedom. I love my America.” – Jessi Lane Adams

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Anywhere in America:

If you could go anywhere in the U.S., where would you go? What would you do? Who would you share it with?

The question gets asked a lot, but we always answer the destination without any reason. Places such as Hawaii, Washington D.C. or New York are always fan favorites. But, the surrounding questions to me are more interesting. In this blog post I will share with you my answer to the questions of where I would go, what I would do, and who I would share it with. Please read and share your ‘Anywhere in America’ in the comment section below.

My ‘Anywhere in America’ is Alaska. I have never been before, but I would go in a heartbeat. I would travel to Alaska with my fiancé and maybe another couple with whom we are great friends or family.

By day, I would enjoy hiking, boating, or take a plane tour to see the many breathtaking national forests Alaska has to offer. There is such a great combination of landscapes in Alaska that include the ocean, lakes, rivers, mountains, glaciers, and wilderness to observe. I would love to see them all and experience some wildlife while I`m at it. Fishing in the early morning would be a great experience. It would also be great to see some bears or a huge moose!

In the early evening, a fresh Alaskan dinner with salmon and crab legs would be my food of choice. Of course I would enjoy a few tall, cool, ice waters as well.

Afterwards, a cozy campfire in a cabin under the northern lights would be ideal for the majority of the nights during our stay.

P.S. I will definitely be wearing some USA Made clothing from All American Clothing Co. during my trip so I can have some photos to feature on my next blog about Alaska (which will be after i go there!).

I am so ready to go to my ‘Anywhere in America!’

Are you?

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Mom`s All American Apple Pie

Fall is almost here! I can tell because my mother has her house already themed with fall colors and she has been baking nothing but fall foods all week! So in essence of fall, I have asked her to share one of her apple pie recipes (apparently she has two?). It was tough to get it from her because she keeps recipes sacred but I somehow succeeded. Here is the recipe! Enjoy.

Ingredients:

2 9-inch pie crusts (one for the top crust, one for the bottom crust) 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Dash of salt 2 tablespoons butter 6 cups thinly sliced and cored apple.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and salt. Stir in the apples.

3. Place into pie crust, dot with butter. Cover with top crust, and slit evenly to let steam escape. Seal the top crust to the bottom by pinching the edges together.

3. Cover edge of the crust with a three inch strip of aluminum foil.

4. Bake 40-50 minutes, until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through top.

Enjoy!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.