Petition Closed
Petitioning U.S. Olympic Committee

Require U.S. Olympic Team uniforms are made in the USA by US Companies.


Team U.S.A. uniforms for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in London were revealed recently. The uniform was crafted by designer Ralph Lauren and when you look at the labels, they all read "made in China."

 

Every item in the uniforms that the U.S. athletes will be wearing at the opening ceremony in London will carry a Made in China label.

 

It was absolutely possible that the athletes could have been outfitted in U.S.-made clothing. U.S. manufactures could have easily made the uniforms - and for less.

 

Here's how much the uniforms cost:

Men:
Beret - $55
Tie - $125
Belt - $85
Shirt - $425
Blazer - $795
Trousers - $295
Shoes - $165

 

Women:

Beret - $55
Scarf - $58
Belt - $85
Shirt - $179
Skirt - $498
Blazer - $598

 

There is no reason that these cash strapped athletes should have to pay these ridiculous costs for their uniforms that are made in China to be cost effective for Ralph Lauren. It’s offensive that the designer is making such a large profit off these hard working athletes.

 

Why shouldn't we have pride not only in the American athletes, but in the American manufacturers and laborers who are the backbone of our country? Why was that not a consideration?

 

A response from the committee said: "The U.S. Olympic team is privately funded and we're grateful for the support of our sponsors. We're proud of our partnership with Ralph Lauren, an iconic American company."

 

Please sign this petition and we can encourage the US Olympic Committee to have some National pride not only in our athletes but also with American Manufacturers and to provide the uniforms at cost to these athletes.  

 

Letter to
U.S. Olympic Committee
I just signed the following petition addressed to: U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Require U.S. Olympic Team uniforms are made in the USA by US Companies.

Manufacturing the uniforms in the USA will create jobs for Americans and strengthen National pride.
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Sincerely,