News

Ralph Lauren’s Olympic Team USA uniforms unveiled

Ralph Lauren’s Olympic Team USA uniforms unveiled

TEAM U.S.A.: U.S. Olympic skier Hannah Kearney (left) and U.S. Olympic skater Evan Lysacek model the team uniforms. Photo: Associated Press

SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, AP Fashion Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Team USA will now wear the Made in the USA label.

Every article of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Olympic athletes in Sochi has been made by domestic craftsman and manufacturers.

Ralph Lauren Corp. used more than 40 vendors, from ranchers in the rural West to yarn spinners in Pennsylvania to sewers in New York’s Garment District for the closing ceremony outfits unveiled Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Olympic Team USA Uniforms

The ensemble includes a navy peacoat with a red stripe, a classic ski sweater with a reindeer motif and a hand-sewn American flag, and a tasseled chunky-knit hat.

During the 2012 games in London, it was a flashpoint in the media and among Washington politicians that much of the U.S. apparel was made overseas, especially China.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Frerichs Releases Treasurer’s Office Audit

frerichs

The state treasurer says an independent review of his office has found problems with an internship program and a college scholarship program that needs a complete overhaul.

in Local

Jobe Supports Historic Preservation Agency Consolidation with DCEO

jobeuber

Illinois' historic sites are -- if the governor gets his way -- on their way to being part of an expanded Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

in Local

Langfelder Updates on Transition

3-11-15 Langfelder

What does Springfield Mayor-Elect Jim Langfelder expect his transition team to help him with?

in Local

Lincoln Funeral Coalition: Still No Word on Obama Appearance

lincoln

"I've not heard from the Secret Service, so I don't know that [Obama will be coming]."

in Local

Welcoming Centers for Immigrants Affected By Funding Cuts

immigration

The immediate cuts to immigrant services include closing 10 welcoming centers around the state.