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What are all your thoughts of most of our stock being made in china In CHINA the sizes are not aways right and some times it is poor quality111111111 Nettea 12 /16/14
Sorry for your loss, Nettea. I personally think global climate change is even a bigger problem for our kids and their future environment. Although made in China and automated jobs like toll taking, self checkout, etc. aren’t great for employment.
My both parents used to work for the ILGWU (international ladies garment Workers Union) and my father was their accountant and my granfathers made raincoats and sewed garment when they were immigrants with English as their second language. That said, the union is no longer powerful. The union did clean up the sweatshops, triangle shirtwaist factory fire and other bad labor practices from the early part of the 1900s. They even built buildings in NYC for safe housing. That said, now almost everything is made in China or at least in Sri Lankna, Turkey and other countries like linens. the other day i was at Lord and taylor (my favorite dept. store near my home when I have coupons and get bonus money, etc.) and tried on a pair of jeans. I almost fainted when they were like $100, but then I saw Made in USA (they were NYDJ, petites, which HSN doesn’t carry) and bought them anyway, with a coupon and I didn’t have to shorten them. More people need to do this, so Walmart goods won’t all be cheap Chinese stuff. At what price is the cheap goods coming? Also the foreign money is buying out NYC real estate, making prices so high, no average working person can live in some sections of manhattan any more. Also, HSN should reveal the country, some sites like Victoria secret catalog just say "imported".
PS The cookware, pans, knives and ceramic dishes and mugs from China are much riskier in my humble opinion. I stay away from organic produce and frozen foods and dried fruit and foods from China also!
mmassh what you say is realistic.i just whant things to as they were It will end up to were our children well have nothing. I have lost a 24 year son and 11 months later a 23 year daughter to cancer. i have one son left . for him i want a fare and happy country and for the future generations i dont know the answer my self. this is why i am asking. Everyone starts at the bottom. snowcollector
you are also right . So where do we go from here any ideas Nettie
Massha is correct. When and how did all of this begin? Since 1993, over 845,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost to Mexico & Canada through a free trade agreement even though it was estimated that 200,000 new jobs would be created per year in the US. The companies who promised to provide those jobs reniged and moved their manufacturing operations to Mexico instead. Most of the workers were unable to find new, comparable jobs that gave them middle class earnings and were forced into lower paying service industry jobs.
So it’s difficult to imagine the overall impact of the loss of jobs to other countries with whom we have free trade agreements (about 16) and to other countries like China and to those in Latin American with whom we have no major free trade agreements.
It’s a complicated issue when you factor in other issues such as elimination of tariffs, transportation issues, environmental issues and the issues Massha describes…
Who can blame US workers for wanting to work in much more available, higher paying, more secure jobs?
thank you for your intellectual and intelligent answers and insight I worry about the power we are giving China including money. we Americans also owe China alot of money. could this become a future War. I hope not .As a little girl i was raised in London where our house was bombed. and we were taught to listen for the sound warning telling us that the enemey was on its way to hit us with more bombs so We woud have to run to a safe place Do they still use child labour. Thank you again BB and every one whos names I am trying to remember and i hope to remember. Please think about it . THANKS NETTEA12/16/2014 4.49PM
Netta, I hear that in a good way we are allowed to go direct and oversee the treatment of garments and the quality of design. If the designers actualy do this it is good in one way yet if they stayed here in America and put their heads together i cannot see why they still cannot design made in America.
MONEY-and the youth today would flip at the thought of working in factories.
I am American, and stand for America. I will never agree with made in CHINA- I do admit to owning many goods that were made in China- GUILTY HERE !
HAPPY HOLIDAYS- BB
What do I think? Well, what exactly do you want to know?
*My biggest thought on this is this: there used to be – and largely still is – a tremendous disparity in salary, standard of living and standards of environmental protections and laws between the US and most of the other countries in the world. As the world becomes increasingly flat, this simply cannot be maintained very easily. You simply cannot have much of stuff manufactured n the US and still remain competitive on the market. As the Chinese, Mexican, etc economy grows and so does their standard of living (and surely, as ours decline) it will get less and less attractive to have stuff made in china. Increasing the minimum wage in particular will move TONS of jobs overseas.
*add to this the fact that most Americans do not want to work on an assembly line or farm. They want to make lots of money in an office. It is extremely hard to find competent help, and many businesses closed because of it. In particular, part of the trouble that CSC had was factory they relied on could not get enough workers.
*If *lots of people* in the US refused to buy non-US made products and instead bought the US-made at prices that allowed the manufacturers to hire workers, manufacturers would not be moving their production.
*If most customers continue to whine about China made products but refuse to pay the prices that allow manufacture in the US, most of these businesses get broke or move elsewhere…….
-hey, you were not very specific what sorts of thoughts you were inviting. So now some happyinnc and the like will jump in and tell me you did not want a "long drawn out" serious answer. Then you should have been more specific about what you wanted. For example, you could have said "if you feel bad about it, post a "we won’t stand for it!’ message to HSN"
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