In 2012, the world was shocked to learn that the uniforms worn by the Winter Olympic team were actually made in China. It really shouldn’t have been a surprise, since a large percentage of all clothes worn by Americans are created in other countries, often by workers in dangerous factories who make next to nothing. The incident was a PR disaster for Ralph Lauren, who designed the uniforms, and a missed opportunity for the American economy. The controversy had an immediate effect on the fashion company, which announced that for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, all of Team USA’s uniforms will be made by domestic craftspeople.

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