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U.S. Olympic skier Hannah Kearney wearing fashion by designer Ralph Lauren for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Every article of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Olympic athletes in Sochi has been made by domestic craftsman and manufacturers.

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Team USA's uniforms are made in America — this time

  • Article by: AIMEE BLANCHETTE
  • Star Tribune
  • January 31, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The recent unveiling of Team USA’s opening and closing Olympic ceremony uniforms left some people wondering: Is Sochi having an ugly sweater contest? Designed once again by Ralph Lauren, the ensemble is, well, patriotic. But if the patchwork, grandma-style cardigan isn’t your thing, don’t worry. The rest of the collection is preppy cool, including a woolly reindeer-motif sweater, a tasseled knit hat and a swoon-worthy navy peacoat.

But there’s even bigger fashion news: This time, every Team USA garment was made in the United States. Remember 2012, when some of the goods came from China? To get the job done, Ralph Lauren used more than 40 vendors, from ranchers in the rural West to yarn spinners in Pennsylvania to sewers in New York’s Garment District, according to the Associated Press. Take a peek at www.ralphlauren.com.

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