Fight To The Finish: Team USA Uniform Controversy Continued

July 17, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Industry

Although the Olympic games have not yet begun, the controversial fashion races have well been underway and show no signs of slowing down. At least not yet. The controversy over having American athletes wearing Chinese-made clothing got more complicated on Monday when “Democratic senators followed through on a pledge to introduce legislation that would require the USOC to outfit the U.S. team in clothing made in America for all future Olympic games.

The “Team USA Made in America Act”  was led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) and would require that all the uniforms be made in the United States with American materials. This bill would amend the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Act and cover all uniforms and accessories.

It seems that all of this is taking hold despite Ralph Lauren’s promise to create Made-in-the-USA uniforms for the winter 2014 games. I guess now means now, and two years is just  too long to wait for the fashion world to show a little patriotism.

–Jamie Wilson

Source: WWD; Image: Ralph Lauren

 

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