Two pairs of pants, identical fit.
First pair is Made in China, $100
Second pair is Made in the USA, $150
Which would you buy? Why?
No brainer for me, I'd buy the MIC every time if there is no difference in quality. Why? Because it's $50 cheaper for the same product,
I'm up there with you and would add environmental concerns to the list of reasons why I avoid buying products MIC. Also, I recently read an article about cheaper "designer" clothes sold in Target and Walmart containing harmful chemicals, likely cross-purposed to get rid of a waste product for a different industry. So add "China poisons us" to the list as well, we've seen it in many products and there are probably many more that haven't been exposed.