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Someone please tell me where companies like Junk Food get there t-shirts from. The tags say 'made in usa.' Do they manufacture there own blanks, or do they buy from a wholesaler? They use 50/50 cotton/poly blends. American Apparel makes a 50/50 but it's not the same. If it's 'made in usa' how can I get ahold of them?
 

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Could be either (wholesale blanks or custom manufactured). Is there an RN on the tag? (it's normally on the back of the care label) If so it might lead you to a manufacturer (via the FTC's RN search - there's a link in the sidebar of this forum, or you can post the RN here and someone will look it up).
 

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Thanks for the quick response. I had no idea about he RN, I'll have to check it out and get back.
Is it normal for a company that large to manufacture there own blanks? Seems like that would be double the trouble when their main focus is design and print. I just get confused when I read 'made in usa." Does that mean that the shirt is actually manufactured in the us, or just that it's designed and printed in the us?
 

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I just get confused when I read 'made in usa." Does that mean that the shirt is actually manufactured in the us, or just that it's designed and printed in the us?
If the shirt label says "Made in USA" it refers to the shirt itself and not any design or print that is on it. However, it does not mean that the shirt made entirely in the states. It could be that the fabric was made here, and it was sewn together in another country. It could also mean it was made in Puerto Rico or Guam, which are territories of the US.
 

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I think to be "Made in the USA" it has to be finished in the USA (i.e. it can't be sewn together in another country), though it could be made from imported materials (and yes, it can be made in territories where federal wage laws don't apply... yet can be labelled "Made in USA"... go figure).
 

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So it's reasonable to suspect that they are having their blanks made in another country for little cost, eh?
 

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It's possible, but I wouldn't go so far as to say reasonable ;)

Really we can't know unless me know who manufactured them (and even then there's a good chance we won't know).
 

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So it's reasonable to suspect that they are having their blanks made in another country for little cost, eh?
It's reasonable, but if you have your own blanks made you have to buy a lot at one time.

They could also be buying wholesale blanks from another company (gildan, etc) and having them re-labeled.
 

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I think to be "Made in the USA" it has to be finished in the USA (i.e. it can't be sewn together in another country), though it could be made from imported materials (and yes, it can be made in territories where federal wage laws don't apply... yet can be labelled "Made in USA"... go figure).
Yes, you're right. Sorry, my mistake.

"What factors does the Commission consider to determine whether a product is "all or virtually all" made in the U.S.?

The product’s final assembly or processing must take place in the U.S. The Commission then considers other factors, including how much of the product’s total manufacturing costs can be assigned to U.S. parts and processing, and how far removed any foreign content is from the finished product. In some instances, only a small portion of the total manufacturing costs are attributable to foreign processing, but that processing represents a significant amount of the product’s overall processing. The same could be true for some foreign parts. In these cases, the foreign content (processing or parts) is more than negligible, and, as a result, unqualified claims are inappropriate."

You can read the whole article here:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/madeusa.htm
 

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They use 50/50 cotton/poly blends. American Apparel makes a 50/50 but it's not the same. If it's 'made in usa' how can I get ahold of them?
I think to reproduce the vintage shirts as they do, you will simply need to us a basic t-shirt, light weight, 50/50 blend like the old Screen Stars t-shirts.
 

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Someone please tell me where companies like Junk Food get there t-shirts from. The tags say 'made in usa.' Do they manufacture there own blanks, or do they buy from a wholesaler? They use 50/50 cotton/poly blends. American Apparel makes a 50/50 but it's not the same. If it's 'made in usa' how can I get ahold of them?
Any luck on finding a supplier that sells blanks shirts like this? Please let me know, thanks!
 

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Same here! I wear junk food tees just about every day. Great fit and super comfy. So consider me interested if someone comes up with an answer
 
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