The tag on the item says Made In The Philippines. This is actually the same as saying, Made In Not China. With regards to the place of origin I have pieces of clothing that hail from Mexico, Vietnam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, and my personal favorite, Qatar. What?! I had to get the world map out to familiarize myself with that one. A token nod is given to the two tops and one dress I own that, surprisingly, are a product of the U.S.A. I get it, labor is cheaper overseas. I think a fitting project for a high school geography/sociology teacher would be to have students go through their clothing, find a piece made in a foreign country, and do research for a paper complete with data on sweatshops and how the garment industry has altered (for better or worse) the economy and the lives of the people who inhabit these countries.
When I head out for Nordstrom Rack later today, I will make it a hunt for certain treasure. My goal Is to find clothes made in Spain, or Ireland, or even Madagascar… so exotic! Do they even make clothes in Madagascar? That would be a major fashion coup! I will, however, be willing to compromise and purchase something made in Qatar. Who knew?