Ralph Lauren to Make U.S. Olympic Team’s Outfits in US for 2014

July 14, 2012

United States Olympic Committee (USOC) sponsors Ralph Lauren announced that the uniforms it will make for the U.S. Olympic team’s use at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will be manufactured in the USA.

USOC also said Friday that the uniforms for the ceremonies at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be made in the United States.

Ralph Lauren said in a statement: “We have committed to producing the Opening and Closing ceremony Team USA uniforms in the United States that will be worn for the 2014 Olympic Games.”

Ralph Lauren’s statement comes after lawmakers raised questions following information that the uniforms for this year’s summer Games in London were made in China.

According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the controversy over Ralph Lauren making the US Olympics uniform in China put the state of the US fashion industry in the spotlight with members of Congress expressing outrage over the Committee’s decision to allow national team members appear in uniforms manufactured in China.

The fashion company also said: “Ralph Lauren promises to lead the conversation within our industry and our government to address the issue to increase manufacturing in the United States.”