Jordan, Viet Nam, EL Salvador, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Peru: read LL-Bean labels.
Again, I think it's okay, BUT Trump voters who cry out for Made In America, I need to ask you, are you not pissed off that Trump supports Linda Bean when a majority of her company's products are NOT MADE IN THE USA? I mean you did protest for cars and a/c units to be MADE HERE, right? SO why not clothing?
How is it Trump can tell Americans to run out and buy from LL-Bean when the majority of Linda Bean's company products are made outside the USA? Doesn't that make Mr. Bigly and all of his voters HYPOCRITES? Did the $30,000+ she gave, not come from the money earned in her business where she still sits on her board? (For those with memory: remember her rally and support against LGBTQ citizens of the USA?)
Trump must be thinking of only LL-Bean boots, odd handbags (?) made by LL-Bean in the USA. But let's be clear, not all the material in those boots hails from the USA either. A favorite notion with Bean is using fabric made in the USA to send out of country... they do not think of setting up sewing mills in the depressed economic area of DownEast Maine?! Where is the cry for that support? Where is Senator Angus King calling for such a need within Maine?
People who have jobs in ANY COUNTRY, are paid based on their country's economy. (In my opinion the USA has been inflated for decades)The countries where Bean products are made have a lower scale of living because that is the nature of their economy' unlike the US or Europe. Business who want to make millions leave the USA but return to sell their products here. Yes, just like LL-Bean, car companies, and white goods. Trump told you to hate them when he was on the trail, but now he says to by from them? Do you think that is crazy?
Linda Bean, Trump and many other 1% employ millions around the world. I think that is a good thing because it keeps people in work, earning and surviving.
Trump voters liked his message "It takes jobs out of America" notion. But now, Trump fibs on his campaign promise when he tells you to buy LL-Bean. That is my point in all of this: he lies to get what he wants. To all others, including his voters, be damned.
Trump is telling you to buy Linda Bean's companies products. Doesn't that irk you, and make you wonder a wee bit about his motives in getting your past votes? You are being played. If you listened to some of the confirmations this week in Congress, you can hear it.
Back in the early 1980's I could not go out and buy clothes as I do today, because I simply wanted something in a different color. A blouse would run upwards of $30 to $40. A simple T-Shirt was $20. Clothes were costly before we started globalization.
By the way, LL-Bean is expensive unless you catch sales. (Think of their labels today, and who they employ in the majority. Trump wasn't happy with those labels a few months ago, now he is okay with them?) His voters must wonder if they were played, right?
Senator Angus King does not need to protect Linda Bean or LL-Bean. Trump is doing that for her. Plus, a boycott never lasts, and it seems some of the people are totally believing Trump about Linda Bean's products anyway: that they are all made in the USA. Too funny, and rather sad to take Trump at his word. Wake up to how he played republican voters.
So, I ask Trump voters...knowing where most of 'her' products are made (she is on the board of L-Bean), how do you feel about Trump hailing her company that makes most of her product outside the USA?
Do you feel Trump is being a hypocrite by not telling Linda Bean what he has said to you about other manufacturers going outside the USA, and having products brought back in without 'bigly' taxes?
Business and politicians are one of the same. They ride the same exact rails. I suggest people open their eyes to their hypocrisy and start holding all of these people accountable. As far as bullies... Trump and Linda Bean are at the top of my list. I might even say, a bit tongue-in-check, they are cut from the same cloth. The cloth off the back of the people of many countries.