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post #31 of 75
We had this kind of discussions often on this forum and on others site on the web.
I suppose the only point it is the final consumer has the right to know what is buying and where it is made. Then the final decision it's up to him. I don't think the heart of discussion is about the quality (the final consumer will decide if the quality is good or not), but about the information Companies give to the consumers. I'm the first to tell the consumer is king and the law of the market is queen, only there must be also a law about telling the truth about origin, process, protection of the health...
What I'm asking it's very simple : the truth, only and simply the truth..
post #32 of 75
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

You can e-mail the site and ask them. Or you could do a search for the item and include the phrase "made in" and sometimes a site will show up. Those are the only ways I know.


It is best to email the store most would gladly give the info on it.

post #33 of 75
You just gotta love how when it is made in china, thailand, malaysia, philippines, its labeled as "imported," but any in the west its labeled all over the place.
post #34 of 75
I think it's an image and perception thing. "Made in United States of America" looks so much better on Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren's website than something like "Made in People's Republic of China" or "Made in Socialist Republic of Vietnam" or "Made in Lao People's Democratic Republic"...so they tend to use the "imported" euphemism.
post #35 of 75
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Last time that I checked, HK is part of China.  And before HK became part of China, they did employee a significant number of Chinese nationals, aka, American Apparel style.  Made in downtown LA, by imported and not necessarily legal workers.

 

 

umm Captain Obvious ? Not talking about borders/politics here.

I was refering to economy. HK wage level is near equal to the West. (so the slave wage finger-wagging wasn't there)

 

 

post #36 of 75
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Originally Posted by lithdoc View Post

You just gotta love how when it is made in china, thailand, malaysia, philippines, its labeled as "imported," but any in the west its labeled all over the place.


yeah it comes down to the most basic of human instinct: Prejudice.

post #37 of 75
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yeah it comes down to the most basic of human instinct: Prejudice.

+1

In America it takes on the form of ignorance.......
post #38 of 75

It may be hard to accept for some countries but the truth is China has become a dominant force in practically everything in manufacturing. It is a bitter pill to swallow but one that we all have to accept.

post #39 of 75

Not just in China, mostly southeast asia.

post #40 of 75
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Originally Posted by pujuma View Post



yeah it comes down to the most basic of human instinct: Prejudice.



Not really.

 

Before the big move of manufacture to China, a label "Made in China" meant nothing bad at all and some goods were prized for being made in China. Today, most companies that outsorce to China automatically lower the quality, as well, hence the perceived notion that made in China means low quality.

 

To be perfectly honest, my most durable footwear ever has been a pair of Nike running shoes (made somewhere in East Asia, not sure which country) that I have owned for over 10 years - taken regular beating, washed in the washing machine, never had to resole, restore or do anything and they still look new. Heck, they still have their original laces.

 

I personally don't believe that made in China automatically means low quality. I am sure China has more qualified seamstresses than any other country in the world. If an item is made with quality materials by a well-trained worker - it doesn't really matter what is the country of origin. And this is up to the manufacturer. There are many examples - Nike, Apple, etc. pull out quality products made in SE Asia (including China) all the time.

post #41 of 75
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Originally Posted by Viral View Post

ask any American earning minimum wage if they think it's "fair".

Find an American BB manufacturing employee working for minimum wage.
post #42 of 75
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Find an American BB manufacturing employee working for minimum wage.

impossible............BB doesn't manufacture in the USA.

I don't really care......I'm not the one who is prejudice towards the Chinese, but there are plenty of members who are - ask them!
post #43 of 75
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Originally Posted by max b View Post

We had this kind of discussions often on this forum and on others site on the web.
I suppose the only point it is the final consumer has the right to know what is buying and where it is made. Then the final decision it's up to him. I don't think the heart of discussion is about the quality (the final consumer will decide if the quality is good or not), but about the information Companies give to the consumers. I'm the first to tell the consumer is king and the law of the market is queen, only there must be also a law about telling the truth about origin, process, protection of the health...
What I'm asking it's very simple : the truth, only and simply the truth..

Agreed.
post #44 of 75
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Hands up anyone who's reading this threak on a computer that was NOT made in China..
ME!!....anyone else
...as for clothes though, pretty much everything I've got was made in China, can't be helped sometimes.

sarcasm?
post #45 of 75
I like buying goods made in my country when possible. In my case, this is the USA (which in the area of clothing, can be a challenge, and in the area of electronics, forget about it). It has nothing to do w/ prejudice. In fact, the US market shows my attitude is the exception. The vast majority of Americans are quite content to purchase clothing made offshore.
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