Friday, February 3, 2012

Why is it so hard to find American Made stuff?

Ive been looking for some bath towels for a while now. The only requirement?

Its 100% made in the USA

Yea, this was no easy task!

In my search, I found this little article from HGTV saying:

"When shopping for better towels, be sure to check the labels and look for fabric of 100 percent Egyptian cotton, or for the Supima trademark,which guarantees a towel is made of 100 percent American pima cotton."

So, considering I don't want to buy towels again next year, I added a requirement to my search.

I found these:
Magnificence Bath Towel Made in USA by 1888 Mills
Size: 27" x 54" 
100% cotton
color: white or linen
This mill is located in Griffin, Georgia.
Made in USA.
$23.95

And these: 
Magnificence XL Bath Towel
Size: 30" x 58" 
100% cotton
color: white
This mill is located in Griffin, Georgia.
Made in USA.
$18.00

And heres some of the same ones for $10.88, but you have to buy 2 dozen. This would be good If you had a buddy or two and wanted to split this up. But, I dont have a buddy.

Im in a sort of a delima deciding whether these are 100% American made tho!
This is what the The 1888 Mills - About Us page  says:

During the mid 1970’s, under the name of Eastern Imports, our Chairman, Mr. Abdul Yaqub, strategically located manufacturing facilities in Pakistan and Bangladesh. These mills were designed for low cost manufacturing of quality products servicing the healthcare industry. In 1987 Eastern Imports joined forces with a kitchen textile producer, Shel-Nor Mills, to cater to the retail industry. Then in 2001 they merged with 1888 Mills Group, a USA hospitality towel manufacturer and have retained the name of 1888 Mills, LLC.


The 1888 Mills information page on the USAB2C says:

History
In 1987 Eastern Imports joined forces with a kitchen textile producer, Shel-Nor Mills, to cater to the retail industry. Then in 2001 they merged with 1888 Mills Group, a USA hospitality towel manufacturer and have retained the name of 1888 Mills, LLC. This new entity became among the first global towel manufacturing platforms in the industry. The 1888 Team consists of industry veterans from former textile giants Fieldcrest Cannon and Dundee Mills as well as young, highly energetic and creative talent who are already making their mark in the industry. 

They cut some information off!!

Im not sure now. What do yall think?

And...im restricted to one color...white! Way to entice the Americans to buy American made towels! 
 







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