Friday, December 12, 2014

American-Made Friday Links

Here's what's happening recently in news about the Made in America Movement: the entertainment industry is alive and well in NYC, wage theft in U.S. garment manufacturing, the Hollywood starlet launching her own made-in-NYC clothing line, Chinese companies getting in on American-made, the 9/11 Museum selling patriotic goods made in Asia, falling wages for American factory workers, made in Brooklyn market, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act (H.R. 4795), buying made-in-USA for the holidays, the newsman behind a Made-in-Maine brand, the damage of outsourcing to China, 3M's investment in American manufacturing, the Pope's advice to holiday shoppers, and more.

Here are 20 articles and videos you need to see if you haven't already:

  1. From the Hollywood Reporter (11/11/2014): "Made in NY Awards: Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez Celebrate Big Apple's Thriving Production Business
  2. From the LA Times (11/15/2014): "Southern California is hotbed for wage theft in garment industry"
  3. From the NY Times (11/16/2014): "How Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Has Become a Role Model for Other Celebrities" -- Gwyneth Paltrow will launch Made-in-NYC fashion line in 2015
  4. From CNBC (11/18/2014): "Made by China in ... America?" [+ video]
  5. From Bloomberg (11/20/2014): "At 9/11 Museum Gift Shop, the Tchotchkes Are Made In Asia
  6. From the NY Times (11/20/2014): "Falling Wages at Factories Squeeze the Middle Class"
  7. From the Energy & Commerce Committee (11/20/2014): "House Votes to Promote Manufacturing Renaissance, Create U.S. Jobs" -- re H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act.
    H.R. 4795
    H.R. 4795
  8. From the NY Times Blog (11/21/2014): "In Brooklyn’s Industry City, a Market for Objects Made in America"
  9. From Fortune (11/24/2014): "How Washington can renew U.S. manufacturing"
  10. From Cool Hunting (11/24/2014): "Makers Mondays: Jason Schott of Schott NYC"
  11. From Wall Street Journal (11/24/2014): "Made in America, From Sheep to Shelf: Zady’s Feel-Good Sweater" -- re Zady's new American-made line of clothing
  12. From Daily Finance (11/25/2014): "Small Manufacturers Embrace Cyber Monday"
  13. From Fashionista (11/25/2014): "Join Us to Discuss All Things 'Made in America'" -- Northern Grade Brooklyn for Her
  14. From Huffington Post (11/25/2014): "Give American This Season" -- by Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul
  15. From the Washington Post (11/29/2014): "U.S. effort to help build homegrown streetcar manufacturer falls short"
  16. From Daily Finance (12/02/2014): "Brahms Mount: A Marriage of Man and Machine in Maine" via This Built America
  17. From Manufacturing Global (12/08/2014): "3M to invest $135m in Tennessee manufacturing facility"
  18. From ABC News (12/09/2014): "The Great Made in America Christmas Effort to Increase Jobs" [video]
  19. From U.S. News (12/11/2014): "Outsourcing to China Cost U.S. 3.2 Million Jobs Since 2001"
  20. From Raw Story (12/11/2014): "Pope Francis tells shoppers: Don’t buy products made by modern-day slaves"
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