It is difficult to find American textile manufacturers of anything other that t-shirts and socks these days. American textiles were sold out to China and Mexico many years ago. I grew up in Greenville, SC when it was the "Textile Capital of the World" during the 60's and 70's with more textile mills than anywhere else in the world. The world textile covention was held there. Today, there isn't one single major textile manufacturer in operation there. Huge textile mill complexes filled with defunct machinery, sitting full of cobwebs, stale cotton and mere ghosts of the hard-working textile mill workers that once prevailed. The very same has happened to NC's furniture industry. Thomasville, once a bustling town of furniture builders is now a dead one-horse town with ZERO industry. Gone to China as well.
So, for all of you that want to criticize the purchase of Chinese clothing for American athletes, there's a reason for that. We sold out to China years back and are incapable of that supply now. It's only a good thing that American Olympic furniture wasn't required for the athletes to use. We would be in the vey same shape...sporting brilliantly printed information on an elliptical gold label stating, "MADE IN CHINA".
Seems appropriate the uniforms should be made in the country hosting the games.
Great Job! True Internationalism!
Chinese made uniforms
Designs look like Air France flight attendants.