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Old 09-26-2003, 12:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Yes, very sad for the workers of these plants. Another "American" company gone overseas.
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Looks like my family is the last of the great American jeans makers - nothing overseas yet, though my aunt & uncle have been scouting. Buy Key Apparel! You know those lovely overalls with the diagonal green stipe on the front pocket.
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Hey Paris, that's great! Glad you're still "American made" and I hope it can stay that way. The news was reporting that all major apparel makers are foreign now.

I bought jeans for my boys yesterday, made in Mauritias. Hopefully, not by slave or cheap labor. I wish we had some sort of guarantee that nothinghits the racks unless it is certified made in humane working conditions with a fair wage.
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My grandpa was working in Jamaica back in the 50's. I don't recall why he stopped that. I'll have to make sure that my aunt & uncle didn't decide on any factories overseas. As far as I know, Key Jeans are still made in the US. I believe they have kids' jeans.
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Where is Key Apparel sold?

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They closed all their North American plants,costing about 1,600 jobs in Canada too.
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http://www.allseasonsuniforms.com/kecat.htm

But they don't make kids' anymore.
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A number of years ago I read a book called "Pioneer Jews" it was very interesting and it told the story of Levi Strauss. A real success story. I'm envious of his decendants. It was a good company to inherit.

Does anyone know about Wrangler? Are they made in the US. I know when I lived for short time in Nashville I was told no one wore Levi's in the south..just wrangler. It was lost on me. I always liked levis's more.

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