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Hi there Mommas!<br><br>
Where can I shop for clothes made in North America?<br><br>
I don't need them to be organic cotton and hemp, hand-made, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
Those are nice, but I need lots of basics and can't afford $20 for a nightgown.<br><br>
I just want to buy from this continent and avoid Made in China. (for several reasons)<br><br>
Does anyone have websites bookmarked with lists?<br><br>
Thank you!<br><br>
Trin.
 

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Try <a href="http://store.americanapparel.net/babies.html" target="_blank">American Apparel</a>. The clothes are made in LA. However, that got me thinking, where is the <i>fabric</i> made?<br><br>
Anyone know? Perhaps I'll do some digging...<br><br>
ETA: The fabric is made in LA too.<br><br>
Also try <a href="http://www.basicbrilliance.com/index.html" target="_blank">Basic Brillance</a>.
 

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!<br><br>
I've been looking for a week now.<br><br>
You Moms are great.<br><br>
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Depending on what your reasons are for looking for clothing made in North America, you may want to look into American Apparel some more before you buy from them... I'm not sure about where the fabric is made, but I do know that I won't shop from there for ethical reasons.<br><br>
The website strikes me as unprofessionally porn-like, and from what I read, Dov Charney’s views on women are less than ideal... personally, I want nothing to do with supporting a man who has such little respect for women.<br><br>
There's lots of stuff out there, but check this out if you want a little more information:<br><br><a href="http://www.asfarasicantell.com/2005/03/000451/" target="_blank">http://www.asfarasicantell.com/2005/03/000451/</a><br><br>
Just my two cents.
 

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If you are looking for the kids, Laurencelste has some great stuff. Made in Chicago.<br><br>
You can check it out at <a href="http://pangaya.com/laurenceleste.html?page=viewall" target="_blank">http://pangaya.com/laurenceleste.html?page=viewall</a>
 

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I would agree with Melibee to look into the practices of American Apparel before buying anything from them.<br><br>
I, however, have a different opinion of the company. They are environmentally friendly (20% of all cotton used is organic and hoping to make it 80% in the next four years, recycle all fabric scraps). They give great benefits to all employees (healthcare, subsidized lunches, discounted bus passes, free bicycles). Oh, and I also love their clothes, very comfortable, stylish and they fit me well.<br><br>
From what I've read about Dov Charney, he seems very sexual and a little out there. He had three lawsuits against him for "hostile work environment" from female employees and two were dropped. A lot of the ads are quite racy, but to me sexual does not = bad. I feel he has been pretty honest about himself and the way he runs his business (which cannot be said for A LOT of other men in high powered positions).<br><br>
I don't think it's ok to sexual harass, demean, exploit, or have non-consensual relations with anyone, especially if you are their boss. But for what I have read and seen, this is not the case.<br><br>
But, this is just my opinion and I encourage anyone who is questioning the ethics of AA to read up on it and decide for themselves!
 

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Adult jackets and outdoor wear...<br><a href="http://beyondclothing.com/" target="_blank">http://beyondclothing.com/</a> Really great guy owns it. Scott is a terrific person. Everything is made to YOUR measurements.<br><br>
My thought.. If you are spending 150-200 on a north face rain jacket.. you might as well spend that much here and get it custom made by a small business.<br><br>
AND they made my son's winter jacket. He is basically a boys size 12.
 
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