While the other day it was announced that Ralph Lauren has designed clothing for the U.S. Olympic team, which is very unpatriotically manufactured in China, it now came out that the American brand American Apparel is designing for the Russian Olympic team.
This is obviously quite piquant – and slightly unpleasant for Ralph Lauren. Since American Apparel is known for producing all items “sweatshop free” in Los Angeles. While Ralph Lauren’s uniforms for the U.S. made by chinese workers are more likely to be payed by mini-wages, the russian uniforms will be produced by American workers at decent hourly wages of 12,- US dollars. Only the Spaniards have no work to do. But that’s nothing new.
Crazy globalized world.
Anyways: At least the shoes of the athletes all come from the same corner of the world. The major brands Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Asics, New Balance and Puma have their shoes made by Yue Yuen International in China, Vietnam and Indonesia. Guaranteed non-“sweatshop free”.
Von: Carl Jakob Haupt