Mark Boyer

Oh, the Irony: "Made in U.S.A” Goods Gain Popularity in China

by , 01/29/12

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Pick a product sold in the US, and chances are it’s made in China. But now in an ironic twist of fate, American-made goods are becoming more popular in China. According to a report by Jing Daily, workwear labels like Red Wing, Woolrich, Billy Reid, and Gitman Brothers are all gaining popularity in China, and just last month high-end shoemaker Allen Edmonds announced plans to expand to China. “Suddenly ‘Made in America’ has a value to the Chinese customer in almost the same way that ‘Made in France’ or ‘Made in Italy’ once had for Americans,” NYC designer Patrik Ervell recently told Bloomberg News.

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