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These Olympics I'm sure you've all heard about the controversy over.
Be Olympic team Olympic team USA's uniform is having been made in China now for those of you.
We think that's not to big deal our next guest disagrees and to bring on AV maxed out here she's -- owner of Amy Madison dot com the fashion company -- Amy.
You say that people may not recognize the value of manufacturing clothing here in the USA and what that contributes to the economy talk to be a little bit about that what your company does.
It's very important when I started my company -- decided that I would produce not.
No accident or some of -- but all of it 100% in New York city's garment district now let's have companies that -- made in the USA but.
Pena say with one part in this country another -- from that country it was sort of the getting your that they -- their way there'd actually be built I mean there's I -- of fine print.
When you -- made in the USA -- -- your company different from that my company 100% within a one block radius but if you look at the map.
Of New York City the garment district 38 the name is where the -- it.
And my office is right there and we risk.
Literally make everything we cut everything we so everything it's.
Designed within one block which is represented only ten blocks from here and I hear anything to look at this -- now I have.
What made you decide this and how challenging hasn't been to stay profitable because usually when companies -- overseas because they get much cheaper labor does humor.
Products they just find better cost saving money go abroad so how -- you manage to stay afloat and keep it in the US.
Really it was just a personal decision that I -- and you know when you started the company it -- Nobody really you know where it was interpret people really -- or not but now people are really starting to -- mourned more and they're asking for an.
And the boutiques that -- from the are really asking for -- and they see that there's a difference and the consumer they're asking for a and it's really -- -- to the consumer so.
People that -- There clothing made in USA it's really up to the consumer to make them success -- -- do you think that's threatening that -- being made in the USA is resonating more with the public now than it used to.
I don't think anybody really paid attention be far and I think it's great that we're finally talking about ending the Olympic uniforms really brought the subject to light that.
You know we -- -- marketing the American and all American lifestyle and dream sided unfortunately made in China.
So it it's great that where we're finally talking about it and I think people are really starting to care and they're starting to ask.
-- in USA.
ISO MET shirt that lets say in my this as made in USA and Chinese characters.
Think that's that's a little little irony there -- so.
Now but what's the goal of this service is to get a message across this for people to take a stand -- and I -- you're fine this is just kind of for fun but it was you know again it was really important for me.
I got into the big department stores and have asked you know if you have anything made in USA.
And I'm quite a large full -- she walking all around very nicely but they had nothing.
Nothing me and this is one of the biggest problems -- -- Citi.
They had nothing they need I say it's important to me and I think.
And now more and more people at its start to become more of a trend that people really do -- they're starting to think about it innovative thought about it and -- working in the industry innocent people -- once you're community understand why they would outsource this kind of stuff to China.
What are your thoughts on that being an insider here if you understand why that company went that route.
Well it's because of labor costs and really it's up you know its labor costs but.
You know so the the lever.
Is more expensive here but it's section -- -- to be able to go we we got several times for factory every day.
You know I mean if you and have a question about anything you can just walk across the street and you get the answer you see -- you really catch it it's not.
An email you know going back and forth and you hope that the -- turn out right you can go and yet you can see in the -- yourself.
-- also we've heard several times as you know we constantly cover this outsourcing of jobs that.
The quality of labor a lot of times is better in stronger economic countries like the US or let's like Germany's production -- -- still so high because.
It's not in people's best interest -- son didn't of the costs are lower outsourced because the quality of sleep they get here is that if the product that you're putting out is better and how has your experience been related to.
We think so I.
I'm really you hold my -- that -- you turn -- inside out it's beautifully made.
And we really believe in and the workers here in the garment district and everything has just.
Such high quality actually -- Soviet president -- -- -- -- describe those or some sort of walk us through that process that the great.
This you know he's from.
And this again was made 100% in New York city's -- that.
And and -- Another you know all the all the -- -- really go from DE mean.
And these -- the perfect dresses you know whether it's for.
Or a luncheon.
You know where for the -- and then it changes to change it to Hillary and -- There have been eating and running things we were just talking about with Anna was that the -- -- different cities like tech companies are now coming.
To New York City what made you decide on New York City as the hub for your company.
Well it is really the garment district and it's so important.
And you know I really hope that for.
People do come back to the garment district because it's such a wonderful resource that we have to really have.
All these wonderfully skilled laborers right there in one location where you can have the fast pattern makers the best.
Markers and readers and the best sellers and you know it whether -- sewing leather or or you know the dresses that were wearing.
It's suggested that the skill level is it's everybody's right there that's wonderful currently got Barak to find out more about -- mission and check out some of those -- in the -- you want to purchase -- For you or me.
You -- yeah -- -- we got AB Matt dot com Amy thanks so much for being I think yeah.
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