The outrage continues about the U.S. Olympic uniforms being made in China. So, the U.S. Senate voted to burn the uniforms in DC today.
When it was reported that the U.S. Olympic Opening Ceremony uniforms were actually made in China, many people spoke out, criticizing the uniforms. The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested that they be burned.
The controversy hasn’t died down and now the full United States Senate has joined Senator Reid and will hold a “U.S. Olympic Uniform Burning Party” outside the Capitol on Friday.
Ralph Lauren, the designe of the uniforms broke his silence when he learned about the burning. A NY fashion editor reportedly released this statement:
“For more than 45 years Ralph Lauren has built a brand that embodies the best of American quality and design rooted in the rich heritage of our country. We are honored to continue our longstanding relationship with the United States Olympic Committee in the 2014 Olympic Games by serving as an Official Outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams. Ralph Lauren promises to lead the conversation within our industry and our government addressing the issue of increasing manufacturing in the United States. But if you burn his uniforms… he will never step foot in America again.”
The Senate doesn’t care what Ralph Lauren thinks or does. “We are going to burn, baby, burn!” said one Senator from California. “I’m also burning all the Ralph Lauren clothing my husband and I have.”
So who will be making the new uniforms in time for the Olympics?
D’Alessandro Uniforms of Brooklyn, New York has agreed to make the uniforms. “We’ll get it done in a week. They should have come to us first. We do a better job than the Chinese anyway.”