I recently read this article on Gawker reporting the majority of products carried by Unionmade are in fact, non-union made.
I personally have no experience with Unionmade because it's little over my usual price range, but I always admired quality items that they handle. Other than that, no other thoughts really, although there was this one time that offended even me when they were selling a $500 rip-off of Bill Cunningham's signature blue jacket.
After reading this article, however, I do agree with the arguments made by the author. I have no problem with items that they sell with prices they ask for--if there are people who would pay for such price, fine, it's their money.
But when they name their shop and design their logo as "Unionmade", you do get the impression of false advertising. I have no doubt of great quality of items that they carry, and I don't know the way Unionmade market themselves, but it's just weird to see such irony.
Any thoughts? Now, I don't really want to get any political argument about American labor, unions, etc. I've heard enough of those during the election time. I just like to share this story to those who haven't read it yet, and like read some thoughts of other SF members.
P.S. Salon also has an interesting followup column to the original article: