Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Things We Make

Jeep is out with an ad that features their new Grand Cherokee which makes a powerful statement about manufacturing in America:

Note our beleaguered but beloved sewing industry is part of the message in the form of a straight knife cutting through a lay of fabric!

This comes to me courtesy of Mike Todaro over at American Apparel Producers Network who sent it in one of his many informative, thoughtful email broadcasts that alone are worth the price of admission to the network. He provided as well a link to the following blog entry that shares thoughtful comments about the ad:

As Minnie Pearl used to say, "I'm just so proud to be here!" Even if we're a mere shadow of our former self in the U.S., the sewing industry is still a great thing to be a part of.