Originally Posted by sockpuppets
No, it only means toys with lead paint, milk that's made with melamine, drugs for malaria that are actually fake and everything you've ever bought at Walmart. Would you drive this?
"Made in China" has always been a cultural representation of the export of our economy, craftsmanship and manufacturing base. Sure, I'm sure some things come out of there with pride, but the PROC has always been about cheap labor and corporate profits. When's the last time you looked at a label that said "made in china" and that assured you? That said, I still have a macbook and iphone that I'm happy with. This isn't filson related so make a "Made in China" thread if you want to debate it.
cherry-picking negative examples doesn't prove shit, lots of garbage is made everywhere where anything is manufactured. i have a coat that was made in canada and shirts that were made in the US that are way worse quality than some of my made in china items. you're correct in stating that manufacturing in china is directly related to saving costs, but that doesn't mean everything that comes out of there is low quality; in fact, many companies use chinese manufacturing to deliver a higher quality product for mid-to-low quality costs.