I hear you both, but with CAD within its low last couple of months, gross margin would at least account for some currency risk, and this wouldn't be insignificant. But I guess you guys at S&M know better. And I'm sorry if I'm mixing the terms up, I'm no finance person :-)
But even at very low margin, producing a $300 suit in Canada would be challenging, wouldn't it? I mean you still need a human to run machine through all the seams? That only scales to a certain point...
My guess, this was a test program. Smaller in scale to start and a capacity the Canadian supplier can deal with. Amazon also saves on shipping and duties by making the suits in Canada. But, my guess is as the suits check out, and they require larger volume, the supplier will not be able to meet the demand and they will eventually have to move production to Asia.
I wish we were in a position to manufacture here.