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

Our Caption Contest winner is Travis Wheatly who shared the caption above! Travis has won a free tee shirt of his choice! Travis, please claim by emailing us at [email protected]

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.

“Kick the habit. Buy AMERICAN!”

Our Caption Contest winner is Joshua Horner who commented, “Kick the habit. Buy AMERICAN!” Joshua has won a free tee shirt of his choice. Joshua, please claim by emailing us at [email protected]

Thank you all for having some fun with us! We will do this again!

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Warning:

All American Clothing Co. and Josh Miller, producer of the upcoming documentary film ‘Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey” were both involved in making the new warning label possible. Both are proud supporters of USA Made items. “The impact of producing USA Made items is exponential.” said All American Co-Owner Bj Nickol. “By keeping our production in the USA we provide jobs and a tax base that supports our communities.”

The idea behind the label came from Miller. When he presented it to the USA Made clothing company, production took place right away. The warning label can be found on a tee shirt from All American Clothing Co. The company hopes to make the same tee shirt for other USA Made businesses with their logo on the front and warning label on the back. The label serves as a reminder to shoppers to think twice about their purchases as they head out for Labor Day specials.

This is not the first time both Miller and All American Clothing Co. have worked together. Josh Miller recently made an effort to raise awareness on the topic of American Manufacturing while filming the “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey” documentary. In the film, Josh attempts to live off of USA Made items only for 30 straight days. In the process Josh interviews business owners, politicians, economists, and locals for their opinions on Made in USA as he travels the country. Josh and his crew made a stop at All American Clothing Co. on day 4 of his journey to get a glimpse of what life is like for small business in America. The film highlights the current struggling U.S. economy with a focus on telling American consumers how they can help improve it simply by choosing “Made in the USA.”

The All American Clothing Co. is a proud sponsor of the film and its merchandise. The USA Made Clothing Co. has supplied “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey” tee shirts in an effort to support the film. Both Miller and the All American Clothing Co. are at it again with the new warning label tee shirt. To view the trailer on Josh`s upcoming film “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey” visit http://www.usa30days.com. To order a Warning Label Tee, visit http://www.allamericanclothing.com.

Remembering 9/11

We all remember where we were.

On 9/11/01 , I was in 7th grade. It was during school just in between class periods as all students were heading from their lockers into their next class. My next class happened to be Math with Mr. Lecklider.

On my way to class I stopped to go to the restroom, but my restroom break was abruptly interrupted by a teacher who made all students get into their classrooms before the bell rang. As I headed into my next class, my first thought was that I was in trouble.

Walking into Mr. Lecklider`s classroom, I can remember the lights being turned off with a television on. My first thought was, “Great, i`m not in trouble. Looks like we get to watch a movie today.” As soon as I sat down I realized that it was not a movie we were about to be watching.

“Everyone sit down and be quiet. We are under attack.” said Mr. Lecklider.

On the television screen appeared the first tower after it had been hit. Black smoke poured out as thousands of people rushed the streets of New York. Sirens filled the air as brave cops, fire fighters, and emergency servicemen rushed to save those who were still in the building. News reporters were scrambling through the streets in an effort to cover the event and a classroom full of 7th graders sat quietly in a daze as footage progressed. On that day, we witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center.  For the next hour and a half we watched footage until our parents started arriving to pick us up.

Perhaps our teacher shouldn’t have showed the footage to 7th graders. Maybe we wouldn’t have understood and had been scared, but I am thankful he did. Because Mr. Lecklider had the television on, I will always remember seeing first hand what happened. I will remember those who gave up their lives in an attempt to save others and the courage that the many firefighters and policemen showed on that fateful day.

And I will always remember asking my mother on the car-ride home if we were related to anyone who worked at the World Trade Center. Her answer was, “No, but everyone who was hurt has a family. Make sure you pray for them and their families like they are part of ours.”

Today, 9/11 will be remembered during the memorial service as we keep American families in our hearts who endured 9/11.  Even today, families are still struggling due to unemployment in today`s economy. We will also think about those families and do our best to create a better future for them.

9/11/01 – May we always remember.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

16 Trillion Reasons Why YOU Should Buy American!

The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the national debt has topped $16 trillion. Each American citizen`s share of the national debt averages out to more than $50,000 worth of red ink. This is due to factors like federal spending, outsourcing, and higher taxes–just to name a few.

The news was announced yesterday with an emphasis on the current Presidential election. The current candidates have already begun to use the news of the national debt as a key point in political ads, debates, and messaging. Many will use the debt as a key issue in helping to make a decision on whom to vote for. This is all important because it is the major issue our country faces today.

Every American citizen should take notice of the debt now. More importantly, we should take action now. And the only action that U.S. citizens can take today is to choose America with our spending. We cannot wait to do something about it until November when our votes have been casted. Buying USA Made items over foreign made items can help the current debt and economy immensely. If every American citizen bought $50 worth of USA Made goods in a year, it would create up to $15.7 billion in revenue.

Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said yesterday, “This debt will not only be a liability for our kids and grandkids, but economists also tell us that it will limit economic growth and kill millions of jobs now and in the future.”

Think of what we can do for our kids and grandkids by spending our money here. $15.7 billion a year can create thousands of jobs for our future generations. That is only $50 a year. Think if we spent hundreds of dollars a year on American Made essential items such as groceries and clothing. We can make a difference just by choosing what we buy. We can create jobs and benefit the economy every day as consumers. We can keep businesses thriving here in America!  There are 16 trillion reasons to prove that we can make a difference.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.