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“Made in USA” Label Crackdown: One More Reason To Offer Traceability For All American Clothing Co.

You want to support made in USA items, so you spend money during those shopping trips on items that feature the ‘made in USA’ label. It feels great. You know that if all Americans spent just $66 on USA made items it would generate over 200,000 new jobs. You believe that you are making a difference by doing your part!

But then one day you learn that you have been deceived by manufacturers who are printing false ‘made in USA’ labels on their product.

How would you feel if this happened to you?

A recent CBS report announced that the United States government is now finding that companies are now making false claims and they are cracking down on them. Specifically with certifiers that issue "Made in USA" seals. One is even allowing partners to use the seal without checking that their products were in fact made in USA.

As the made in USA discussion gains momentum, it is important to know if the product you are purchasing is in fact 100% made in the USA. Manufacturers, certifiers, and consumers must all take proper actions to ensure they have a trustworthy shopping experience.

As a manufacturer, this is exactly why All American Clothing Co. offers traceability technology. Each made in USA jean comes with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' that includes a traceability number. Enter the number on our website and we will show you the USA workers who were involved in making your jean. We will even show you the farmers and mill who produced the cotton! From farm to closet, traceability supports over 12,000 American workers in our supply chain as it showcases how your jeans are made. This way All American Clothing Co. can offer an added proof that our product is as American as apple pie.

Watch ABC World News trace All American Jeans back to the workers who make them.

The American garment industry has lost -85% of it`s labor force since the early 1990s. In addition, just 2% of the clothing purchased in the United States in fact American made. The All American Clothing Co. hopes that their efforts with traceability technology can change the course of the American garment industry as the company continues to grow and support American workers.

About All American Clothing Co.

All American Clothing Co. is a genuine success story of a growing company in today’s economy. The company’s employees believe in “USA made matters” as they strive to foster loyalty among customers. The employees are experts in product quality and World Class service. To find out more about the passion and success of All American Clothing Co. please read Our Story.

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All American Life: Amanda Watkins

Amanda Watkins joins us on All American Life this week. Here`s what she had to say about recording her upcoming country music album.

I can't believe I'm here.

I'm standing in the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN. The same RCA Studio B where music icons such as Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, the Everly Borthers and two of my all time favorites, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, recorded their own albums. There are so many emotions running through my head and I can't help but feel like I'm spinning.

I brought my American Flag today to hang from the top of the balcony where Elvis used to make his band stand and watch him do Karate down on the main floor. Yes... that's true.

The flag is from my great uncle’s funeral. He served our Country in WWII.

I've decided to wear only American made clothing today. My All American Clothing Company jeans are fitting right in with the sentiment of my record. It's an American Made record.

All the instruments we are using today were made in the USA - my Gibson L200 guitar, Chris Powell’s Rogers drums and Brian Allen's Lakeland bass. It feels good to reflect on the hard work that has brought me to this day - the years put in, the sweat and many tears lets me know that I've earned this moment.

Nothing feels better than experiencing something that you feel like you've earned. Things like that last a lifetime. Like when something is hand made, from the heart, and the best quality workmanship and materials are put into it. Those things last forever. That's why I love everything American made and that's why I'm using as many American made instruments and gear as possible.

I’m building an American made record. It’s not made from plastic, but from what is unbreakable. It may take time to make and I will run into obstacles, but one thing rings clear throughout my journey, anything worth having is worth fighting for. And I have enough fight in me to last a lifetime.

 

So here I am. I’m thankful for the incredible support and love from my family and friends and thankful for all the hardships bared.

We are cutting a song today called “The Bible” and wanted to share the lyrics with you all.

Hope you enjoy!

Amanda

THE BIBLE

I am a farmer’s daughter
I spend my days in the fields I know
Hard hands just like my father
The sweat of the brow
Taught me how to grow

Every day we're steady like a train
That's heavy from the freight
Night rolls in
When the fields they cry we kneel to the sky

We pray for rain just for survival
With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun
You ain't seen hard til it gets harder
We're living off the land
Of the workin’ man
Til the floods come

These days the wind blows stronger
And all my mama does is weep
And I work for two now
Cause all my daddy does is sleep

Every day we're steady like a train
That's heavy from the freight
Night rolls in
When the fields they cry we kneel to the sky

We pray for rain just for survival
With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun
You ain't seen hard til it gets harder
We're living off the land
Of the workin man
Til the floods come

The day came when I bartered
Off my land
To another man
And I moved into a city
To live out the dreams
That my father planned

We pray for rain just for survival
With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun
You ain't seen hard til it gets harder
We're living off the land
Now my children know it’s the price we've paid just to carry his name

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NEW! Summer Hours: All American Showroom

We are proud to call the village of Arcanum, OH our home. Arcanum is where our headquarters & All American Showroom is located.

It is also where we began in 2002 after Lawson Nickol decided to resign as sales manager for a previous USA made blue jeans manufacturer when it`s production was outsourced to Mexico. Here, along with his son BJ & family - a USA made jean manufacturer & clothing retailer of their own began - the All American Clothing Co.

Note: If you`d like to visit at a different time, please give us a call at 888.937.8009 to schedule a date with us. We are always open to support American workers!

All American Showroom Address:

1 Pop Rite Rd. Arcanum, OH 45304.

Springtime is approaching. Get ready with our selection of USA made shorts, jeans, tees, & more! Sales found on our website will match up accordingly with sales in the showroom.

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NEW! Summer Showroom Hours.

Mondays: 12 noon - 2:00 PM Est.
Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Est.
Fridays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Est.

*NOTE: We are also open by appointment. To set up a time, please call our customer service department at 888-937.8009.

Thank you!

 
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The Round Up

How was your month?

This month we watched the documentary Made In The USA: The 30 Day Journey once again. Have you seen it?

The challenges that Josh Miller overcomes to support made in USA products is gripping. It is not easy, but Miller shows it can be done. (As Mike Huckabee said, “I would like to think that there`s a desire to see it, number one because we have seen what happens when we outsource so much of the manufacturing to places like China.”) We really appreciate Josh Miller & his crew putting a film together that educates each & every one of us on the importance of American manufacturing.

Also, thank you all for your fun comments this month—please keep them coming! We enjoy reading all of them.

January Standouts:

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

It got cold

This tweet made us laugh.

Our 16th style of jean is coming soon. It will address the entire nation, including Gettysburg. Honestly, we hope to knock your top hats off with this jean...

President Obama talks U.S. manufacturing in State Of Union Address

It got cold again

John Ratzenberger`s American Made? Cheers to that!

New wind/waterproof jackets introduced.

We LOVE this song.

Have you been in a club? New members were added to ours.

All American Rewards Doubled This Month.

It stayed cold.

Super Bowl XLVII: Broncos or Seahawks?

Thank you all for your support throughout the first month of 2014. We can certainly tell that many of you have a resolution to buy American Made this year. Thank you for supporting USA workers & please continue to spread the word! We wish you the best.

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The Greatest Season.

What makes fall the greatest season of all? Join us as we count down the many reasons why.

  1. Football
  2. Cool temperatures.
  3. Wearing our USA made clothing in many layers!
  4. Hot coffee.
  5. Finding & carving the perfect pumpkin.
  6. October fests!
  7. The changing of colors.
  8. Campfires & making smores.
  9. Thanksgiving with family.
  10. Thanksgiving food.
  11. More Thanksgiving food

 

 

This is just the start of it! Please feel free to share your fall favorites below!
We hope you all have an ‘All American’ fall season.

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Fall is here, The Clothes Are Changing!

Ah! Our favorite time of the year is now underway. The temperature is starting to cool, football season is underway, and the clothes are definitely changing.

That being said, we are excited to introduce some new ladies long sleeve USA made tees along with some of our favorite men`s styles just in time for fall!

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Fine Jersey L/S made in USA tee.

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Men`s long sleeve USA made tee with pocket

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Fine Jersey L/S USA made ladies tee.

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Men`s XDRI Performance Camo: Long sleeve tee made in USA

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.

The Importance Of American Manufacturing – Joe The Plumber

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Joe the Plumber

This Week On The Importance Of American Manufacturing:

Meet Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as ‘Joe the Plumber.’ He is an Ohio native who is well known for the national attention he received during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. More importantly Joe is a U.S. Air Force Veteran who passionately supports the health and well-being of his fellow Veterans as VP of the non-profit program entitled Alaska`s Healing Hearts.

Q: Please tell us a little about yourself. 

A: I lead a very active life most of it Outdoors. Hunting, Fishing, Chopping Wood, playing or coaching sports. To feel good about myself, I have to accomplish something each day, from my wife’s honey-do list, to helping small businesses be successful here in America. 

Q: Why is American manufacturing important to you?

A: I like seeing my neighbors happy and people around me succeed. For our country to remain strong, I believe American Manufacturing is key to our success.

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Joe`s conversation with President Obama

                       

Q. Where did your passion for American manufacturing begin?

A: My Passion for American Manufacturing comes from being a die-hard patriot. I love buying “American Made” it makes me feel proud! I go out of my way, and sometimes go without to support American Made. American Manufacturing is what will keep America great!

Q: In what ways have you expressed that passion throughout your life?

A: As I stated before, I will go out of my way to buy American Made. I will spend the extra money. I speak at businesses, and write article about how our tax system is really hurting American Manufacturing/Small Business. I further express how both parties really aren’t working on our behalf and encourage them to step up and voice their concerns and elect people that will work for us and in turn work toward a better system for American manufacturing and small business.

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: Spread my work ethic, not my wealth!

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Join us next week  for another segment of ‘The Importance of American Manufacturing.’

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in sharing your thoughts on anything American Made, please send inquiries to Logan Beam at [email protected]

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Brought to you by the folks at the All American Clothing Co.

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The Importance of American Manufacturing – Derek Singleton

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This Week on The Importance of American Manufacturing:

Meet Derek Singleton. Derek is the Manufacturing Analyst at Software Advice. He is also the editor of the Manufacturing Blog at Software Advice.

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Q. Please tell us a little about yourself and your company?

A. I’m the Manufacturing Analyst at Software Advice, an Austin-based research firm that reports on technologies and trends in the manufacturing industry. I’m also the Managing Editor of the Manufacturing Blog at Software Advice where I often write in support of American manufacturing and cover the trend of “reshoring” manufacturing from low-cost foreign production back to the United States. However, I do so with the realization that some manufacturing is unlikely to come back to the United States at all so I look for industry opportunities.

Q. When were you first inspired to support manufacturing in America?

A. I’ve always had a lot of respect for the ingenuity that it takes to create something but I first started to really support American manufacturing when I was in college getting my Political Science degree. While I was working toward my degree, I started to become very interested in the economics of manufacturing and felt like the decline of our middle class could be partially attributed to the decline of American manufacturing.

Beyond that, I felt it was important to support American manufacturing because of the multiplier effect manufacturing has on the economy at large. Studies have found that for each dollar the manufacturing industry produces, an additional $1.43 is added to the overall economy. Meanwhile, the service sector only adds $0.70 to the economy for each dollar it produces. So I think it’s important to the overall health of our economy and the trade balance in the U.S.

 

Q. Why is American Manufacturing important to you?

A. Manufacturing is important to me for reasons beyond economics, however. I think that in some ways we’ve lost touch with what it means to create a physical product. And I think that can have negative impacts for encouraging the kind of critical thinking that goes into building something from concept to finished product. I’d like to see more emphasis on learning how to create products in our schools, and I think that giving more support to American manufacturing is one way to do that.

Q. How have you or your company supported American manufacturing throughout the years?

A. At Software Advice, we talk to American manufacturers of every size each day and they’re all looking for a way to improve their level of efficiency at their plants. While there are many paths to improving efficiency, the modern manufacturing plant drives a lot of efficiencies through software.

We help these companies figure out the best systems for their needs. Deploying the right technology can help them operate at a level of efficiency to remain competitive with low-wage manufacturing countries overseas. It’s a small contribution, but we can save them a lot of time and effort figuring out a complex market. Meanwhile, I always try to provide actionable tips for improving plant operations in my writing on the Software Advice Manufacturing Blog.

Q. Favorite quote?

A. Whether or not you think you can do something, you’re right.

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It was a great pleasure to have Derek join us this week.  His insights made some really great points in regards to manufacturing. Thank you all for reading!

Join us next week  for another segment of ‘The Importance of American Manufacturing.’

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed on the Importance of American Manufacturing, please send inquiries to Logan Beam at [email protected]

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The Importance of American Manufacturing – Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)

By: Logan Beam

In this section, I will be interviewing American citizens about the importance of American Manufacturing. The truth is, we are all citizens before we are businessmen, celebrities, athletes, servicemen, or politicians. This segment is a place where all types of American citizens can come together to share ideas, insights, and offer ways to benefit our economy. Notice I said our economy. There are many ways Americans can come together and support a great cause. I hope this is one of them.

This week`s guest is Senator Sherrod Brown (OH).

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Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)

Q. Please tell us a little about yourself.

A. I’m the senior U.S. Senator representing my home state of Ohio. I grew up in Mansfield but now live in Avon with my wife, Connie. We have three daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.

Q. Why is American Manufacturing important to you?

A. Manufacturing is critical to our nation’s middle class and to creating good-paying jobs that help us out-compete and out-innovate the rest of the world. Unlike wealth created by the click of a computer mouse, wealth created by expanded production in manufacturing requires an expanded workforce. Manufacturing jobs pay 20 percent more on average than service jobs. And it is no secret that Ohio’s manufacturing jobs have strong multiplier effects — supporting jobs in other sectors of our economy. Manufacturing also accounts for 70 percent of our research and development, more than 90 percent of patents issued, more than 90 percent of Ohio’s exports, and is critical to our national security and our energy security.

Q. Where did your passion for USA manufacturing begin?

A. Growing up in Mansfield, so many families were able to buy new cars, take family vacations, and send their children to college—all because of that paycheck they earned working in manufacturing. Our country’s middle class was built on the success of manufacturing and I’m working to ensure that the next generation of manufacturing jobs is able to support Ohio’s families.

Q. How have you expressed that passion throughout your life?

A. Throughout my time in office, I’ve been committed to putting American manufacturing — and Ohio workers — first. As a nation, we have been without a focused strategy on maintaining a strong manufacturing base and growing this sector. To address this deficiency, I have been calling for a National Manufacturing Strategy to propel the public and private sectors towards a renewed focus on manufacturing job growth. That’s why I worked with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) to introduce the National Manufacturing Strategy Act, legislation aimed at bolstering the competitiveness of the American manufacturing industry. By requiring the development of a national manufacturing strategy, the bill would boost traditional and high-tech manufacturing, spur American job growth, and strengthen the middle class.

I have also been working with my colleagues to pass the Bring Jobs Home Act, which ends tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and cuts taxes for businesses to bring jobs back to the United States. Companies bringing jobs home would still be able to claim the current moving expense deduction when bringing jobs home, and would also receive a tax credit equal to 20 percent of the cost associated with bringing jobs and business activity back to the United States.

Q. What is your favorite quote?

A. I often think about the words of a Mississippi civil rights leader who said, “Don’t tell me what you believe. Show me what you do and I’ll tell you what you believe.”

I am very humbled to have had Senator Brown on our segment this week. I would like to thank him for taking the time to share his thoughts on The Importance of American Manufacturing. I hope you all enjoyed this segment and that you too, will share The Importance of American Manufacturing with someone you know.

Have an All American Day!

Join us next week for another segment of “The Importance of American Manufacturing”

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed on the Importance of American Manufacturing, please send inquiries to Logan Beam at [email protected]