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The Value of Buying American Made Clothing

The Value of Buying American Made Clothing

Everyone can probably relate to that awkward moment when you pull your favorite pair of undies straight out of the dryer and see the tag for the first time -- “Made in China.” Now, we’re not trying to tell you where you should be purchasing your clothing from (okay, we kind of are), but if you ask us, the essence of underwear is pretty personal. And when the fabric is right up next to our, er, most delicate nether regions, it’s nice to know where it came from. And sometimes, it’s really nice to know that it came from the same place where you come from -- the U.S.A. 

During times of uncertainty in the global economy, it's becoming increasingly important for the American people to invest in and buy American-made products. Buying American-made surpasses simple patriotism but further helps to contribute to a brighter, cleaner, and more stable future for the entire country through the support of our local businesses. 

Interested in learning more? Read on to learn the value of buying American-made clothing.  

Why Buy American-Made Clothing

American manufacturing has most definitely struggled a bit in the global market over the years; there’s no denying that. But as a country that sticks together through thick and thin, now is the time to really show your support by buying American-made. And honestly, when it boils down to clothing that hugs your junk, wouldn’t it feel good knowing it was made in your own backyard rather than some questionable factory in a land far, far away? Okay, so maybe not that far away, but you get the point we’re trying to make here.   

Wearing a brand made in the U.S.A. is a source of pride for companies and should be advertised openly next to product information about the fabric, design, and more. Additionally, being made here at home has become, in a sense, artisanal. And with the amazing quality and unique style of those American brands, that’s really no surprise. Here are some of the best benefits of buying American-made clothing:

Provides Jobs for Future Generations 

Whether you love the crazy kids of Gen Z or you can’t stand them -- they are the future, and they matter. Jobs for our kids and grandkids are important so that they can build a life for themselves and provide for their families. 

Manufacturing in the beautiful U.S.A. means guaranteed jobs for millions of people. Why? Because the more money that is invested in purchasing American-made clothing-- such as your lady boxers and banana hammocks -- the more money will get put right back into manufacturing American-made products. As this happens, the more the manufacturing sector will grow, and by growing this crucial sector, more jobs are created that, in turn, will push more revenue back into the economy -- this is a positive cycle we can get behind! 

Creating demand for American-made clothing means that more people will need to create those American-made clothing, which ultimately means more American-made undies for you. 

Promotes American Independence

We as Americans have a lot of pride in our big, beautiful nation and in our independence. Relying on another country’s exports is not really our style, as it’s counterintuitive to our sense of being and to our national price. 

You see, our country -- which was once a powerhouse on the global market -- is now placing critical importance on our trade agreements with other nations, hoping to receive their goods at a low, low rate -- this needs to stop. We need to end our reliance on the exports of these other countries drooling for our business and take back our independence by purchasing products made here at home -- by buying American-made clothing. 

Better For The Environment 

Did you know that current innovative technologies allow manufacturing processes in the United States to lean towards cleaner, renewable, and eco-friendly practices? Yup, it’s true. And if we all just invest in American-made goods, we can be sure that we're doing our part to contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment for our generations -- not to mention the generations to come. 

Additionally, buying American-made can help to reduce your carbon footprint. Think about it -- when you purchase from brands that manufacture products overseas, they have to ship their goods thousands of miles across the ocean to reach the U.S. This tedious process burns a high amount of fossil fuels and other toxic chemicals, throwing greenhouse gases into the air every second they travel. 

Oh, and not to make matters worse, developing countries and even China don’t have the proper regulations to help keep the water and air clean with less pollution. These foreign factories are spewing large amounts of chemicals that pollute the water, soil, and air. Just take a quick look at China’s air quality, and you’ll see that it’s become worse and worse over the last two decades because of the abundance of factories running 24/7.

Whether you believe in climate change or not, buying American-made clothing -- like the coolest butt huggers around from Culprit made right here in sunny Southern California -- is just one step closer to a brighter and cleaner planet. 

The U.S. Can’t Control Foreign Labor Standards 

When clothing is made in the United States, local and federal governments can control working conditions and ensure that minimum wages are always paid, and proper working laws are upheld. Importing goods from overseas means that we don’t have that level of control and transparency. 

Sweatshops run rampant in third-world countries where many products are manufactured. And purchasing these foreign products, in many cases, supports these terrible violations against workers abroad. 

Help your fellow Americans by looking for the ‘American Made Matters’ or ‘made in U.S.A.’ label.  

Guaranteed Quality of Goods

The term “Made in the U.S.A.” speaks of quality, excellent craftsmanship, and a superior product. Continuing to purchase clothing from foreign countries gives no guarantee of quality. While shipments and goods can be monitored, there is no true guarantee of the quality and longevity of the imported products. 

While price tags will often be a little higher for American-made products, the cost per use is actually often much lower as the ‘made in U.S.A.’ quality will last far longer than a foreign-made alternative. 

Boosts American Investment Opportunities 

American manufacturing means finance and investment for the American economy. The more that we push into national manufacturing, the more the nation’s economy will reap the benefits. Why? Because with growth in manufacturing comes a surge in investment opportunities -- that’s why. 

Guaranteed Safer and Fair Working Conditions 

Government acts like OSHA keep a close eye on safe working conditions in the manufacturing industry. There are essential rules and regulations put in place to minimize accidents while granting rights to employees. 

Foreign countries usually don’t have the same level of safety and health, and imports may be contributing to really unsafe conditions for thousands of workers. In fact, when you choose to purchase American-made clothing, you’re supporting fair labor practices and are completely avoiding contributing to these unhealthy working conditions that could potentially be occurring in the factories overseas. 

American Made Undies Makes You Look Good and Feel Good

Knowing you are supporting the betterment of the people and the planet will make you feel amazing when you rock your favorite American-made butt huggers. Not only are you supporting fair labor practices, reducing your carbon footprint, and supporting the U.S. economy, but you’re family jewels are also able to enjoy the high-quality threads and designs curated by great brands in your home country. 

It’s time to flex your American pride by opting for clothing made in the U.S.A. For the best American-made undies on the market-- and dare we say the coolest -- check out Culprit Underwear and feel the American difference on your junk today!

Bottom Line 

American-made clothing is the latest fashion trend. Consumers are reaching for U.S.A. clothing brands for their exceptional quality and their support in creating a healthier, more sustainable planet. Before you decide to purchase your next pair of pantaloons, do your research before and learn if the brand prides itself on quality, authenticity, fair labor practices, and most importantly, if all their products are made here in the beautiful U.S.A. 

Not sure where to look? Check out Culprit Underwear. These undies are sexy enough for a hot date, breathable enough for a plane ride, supportive enough for the gym, and the best part? They are made in sunny California in an eco-friendly, vertical mill, with the utmost attention to detail and quality control. 

Show your bits and pieces some love and support American-made brands like Culprit Underwear today!

 

Sources:

Coal Burning Causes the Most Air Pollution Deaths in China, Study Finds (Published 2016) | NY Times

Industries at a Glance: Manufacturing: NAICS 31-33 | bls.gov

Because You Asked: Are American-Made Items Better for the Environment? | Live Green