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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Our Daughter Hannah and the Olympics

Our daughter Hannah is a Senior Fashion Designer with Ralph Lauren, living and working in New York City.  She is the designer of the hats worn by the United States participants at the closing ceremony held this evening.  Ralph Lauren has been the designers of all the team uniforms beginning with the 1976 Olympic games.  There was a big hullabaloo when it was revealed that the uniforms for these Olympics were manufactured in China.  The media (excepting Fox News) and the politicians for the most part didn't address the issue as to why Ralph Lauren had the goods manufactured in China in the first place?  Perhaps it was the high cost of manufacturing clothing in the United States due to the high cost of labor, thanks in good measure to the textile unions.  Nonetheless, Ralph assured the faux angry politicians that even though it was too late to make changes in time for the 2012 games, from here on out all uniforms would be manufactured stateside.

Must say I am quite proud of our daughter and the artistic gifts she inherited from her mother!

1 comment:

  1. Tax policies, minimum wage and unions have driven the textile indutry out of the US. I think Laureen would have been hard pressed to find a manufacturer capable of producing the uniforms.

    Congratulations to Hannah. Yup, must have been her mothers gifts of design.