Tag Archives: Karen Kane

Simply American Black Friday Alert!


I would sooner have a root canal without anesthetic than plan a huge shopping trip to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving.  Today I am planning a series of naps and setting aside plenty of time to savor our … Continue reading

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Survivors


I came across a couple of pieces I thought you might like featuring a number of firms that help guarantee the continued survival of America’s textile and apparel industry.  The first is an article that includes wonderful images from textile firms around … Continue reading

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I feel so inadequate!


One of my most popular posts I have written over the past two years featured American made jeans.  Most every day around ten people who want to buy jeans made by members of our extended American family read that post.  I … Continue reading

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The high cost of offshore clothing


You probably heard about the horrible tragedy at the garment factory in Bangladesh last month.  More than a 1000 workers died when the factory they were laboring in collapsed.  Some American brands that source their products from Bangladesh are scrambling to … Continue reading

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We can take care of our own


In 1978, I went to my first Bruce Springsteen concert.  It was at the Arena in Seattle.  I had just gotten back from a trip from Europe and lucked into a second row ticket.  The show was just before Christmas, … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy!


It seems like a huge amount of the consumer goods available for us to purchase these days is made in China.  Toys, apparel, housewares, glasses, plates, lamps, you name it, it all seems to be produced in the Middle Kingdom.  … Continue reading

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To live and dye in LA


Manufacturing is big business in Los Angeles.  In 2009, over 669,000 people were employed in the manufacturing sector in the five county LA metropolitan area.  A significant part of that manufacturing sector in LA is apparel.  One LA apparel firm … Continue reading

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