Mani - do they do any canadian production?

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  1. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Quick question - Mani jacket tagged as made in Canada - anyone aware of Armani outsourcing production in North America???
     


  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I'm not sure. On the same vein, I have a Versace V2 dress shirt that is made in the US, which was a surprise to me.
     


  3. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Most labels outsource production. Gitman makes Burberry in the USA & Canada and there is good reason for a European to produce over here - shipping and import duties are not cheap (20-25%) which can offset slightly higher labor costs here.

    ...I would not be surprised if Mani is made in Canada (at least in part) but I gotta find out for sure.
     


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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm fairly certain I've seen older GFT produced Mani's with Made in Canada labels. GFT has (or had) factories all over the place - US, Italy, Mexico etc.
     


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    hermes Senior member

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    did anyone read the recent new yorker magazine article on jp tod's whereby della valle mentioned that a number of designers, such as armani, are moving production to china as a requirement to get a foothold in the chinese market?

    although tod's wants to keep production always in italy, it has not ruled out moving production of some items to china to gain a foothold there

    as such, it appears that politics can sometimes play a role in where things are made
     


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