MY INTERNET COMPANY WWW.BUBBELOVE.COM OFFERS MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCTS. I FOUND OUT TODAY THAT ONE OF MY FAVORITE VENDORS IS USING IMPORTED FABRIC BECAUSE HER DISTRIBUTORS TELL HER THAT THERE ARE NO AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS OF CLOTH…..COTTON OR COTTON BLEND IN CHILDREN’S PATTERNS.IS THIS TRUE?????I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME
Arlene: I cannot verify that this is or is not true. The U.S. Government has a very strict guide line, for the Made in USA Standard, which can be found at www.ftc.gov. I do know that today, many of the U.S. printers, will print on fabrics of foreign origin.
While you have an interesting web site, with a noble cause, it may be hard for you to confirm that all of your suppliers are conforming to your Made in USA mandate. What if a garment is made from fabric that is printed here, on cloth that is foreign, and sewn with thread that is imported, and has buttons or zippers that are imported? Visit some of the Made in USA sites, www.madeinusa.org, www.stillmadeinusa.com and www.usstuff.com.
Ask your suppliers if you can visit their factories, to confirm that they are actually making the products here. At least then, you will know for sure.