Ralph Lauren has been given the rights to Team USA's Olympic uniforms for London 2012 and there has been a lot of controversy swirling around the popular clothing company.
The uniforms are manufactured in China and critics are calling for the garments should be made domestically.
First pundits got their two cents in, then American fashion designers voiced their displeasure and then politicos like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid jumped into the fray.
Now it's American Apparel's turn. The clothing company, which prides itself on manufacturing in the United States, spoke with Fashionista about potentially designing 2014 Olympic uniforms for, of all places, Russia.
Check out this comment from an American Apparel rep:
"American Apparel factory makes more than 50 million garments a year and that isn??t all for our stores. A huge part of the company??s business is wholesale and private label -- we can basically make anything for anyone. Our prices are completely competitive, especially when you factor in the quality control and speed to market. American Apparel could start working on uniforms today and have them in London within 7 days. That??s what vertical integration is about."
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