- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All American Clothing Co., an Ohio-based retailer that prides itself on its clothing ‘Grown and Sewn’ in the USA, has announced a line of jeans that can be traced all the way back to their origin.

According to a press release, “All American Clothing is one of the first jeans manufacturer in the world to offer consumers ‘Proof of USA Traceability Technology.’ “

The company’s website describes traceability technology as being designed to track authenticity in every process involved in manufacturing of jeans all the way to the American farmers who grew the cotton.

Each pair of jeans comes with a “Certificate of Authenticity” that includes a traceability number. Customers enter the traceability number into the website and All American Clothing can then tell them exactly which farmers and mill were involved in producing that pair.

The goal of the company, founded in 2002 by Lawson Nickol, is to support American families and jobs by “producing high-quality clothing in the USA at an affordable price.”

“By keeping our production in the USA we provide jobs and a tax base that supports our communities,” Mr. Nickol’s is quoted as saying on the website.

“We care about our country and the people in it,” he said. “[I]f we were only in it for money we would move our production overseas. We will NOT trade USA jobs for foreign profits.”

The company’s manufacturing process “supports over 12,000 American jobs and continues to grow as the All American Clothing Co. grows and creates more jobs,” spokesperson Logan Beam told The Washington Times.

Traceability gives an extra proof for the shopper that the product they are buying is 100 percent made in America,” he added.

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