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    it is made in the usa
    its cotton
    its quality
    i love it
    i use it
    i buy it, the price is great

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    Great reasons to shop with them!!!

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    I am sorry but my connecting threads catalog it says that their batiks are hand dyed on USA cotton by artists in java, Indonesia. So not all of their products are made in America.

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    The fabric is made in the USA. It is dyed in Indonesia.

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    In my opinion if the whole process isn't done in the USA then you can't say it is made in the USA. Sorry but that is just my opinion. Hope I didn't insult anybody.

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    Connecting threads is not made in the USA.
    The only thing they say is made in the US is the cotton is from the US. Most of the cotton produced in the world is from the US I believe.

    On their web site they use to say that it was made (manufactured) in North America. That could be the US, Canada or Mexico. Most likely Mexico.
    Since it no longer says that I think they have moved manufacturing to other places


    Since Spring (at least when I noticed) they no longer state that their fabric is made in North America.

    The only thing coming form the US is the cotton.

    In my opinion that should not diminish them as a fabric supplier so long as they do not support 3 world conditions at their factories


    this is from their web site

    Connecting Threads has very high standards for the International manufacturers we choose to work with. Executives from Connecting Threads have visited each of our manufacturers' factories personally to ensure that their facilities and labor practices are in line with both Connecting Threads' and our customers' expectations. Specifically, Connecting Threads works only with manufacturers who:

    Institute management practices that respect the rights of all employees
    Provide a safe and healthy work place
    Promote the health and well-being of all employees
    Oppose the use of child labor
    Have an active role in the positive development of their local community
    We are so confident of these excellent conditions that we welcome any of our customers to visit these sites personally if ever in the area. Please contact Customer Service to get more information.

    Its still great fabric

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    No problem with their fabric, it is great fabric. I knew it wasn't made in the USA. Thank you.

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    Lots of threads on this lately. Fabric is nice, not the best IMHO, but I will still buy and order it if I like it. But NOT fully made in the USA.

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    Well, at least they're trying.

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    I used a coupon code the other day that I found online. It is CHARM2. You will get $5.96 off your order total.

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    very disappointing

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    Sorry, but it does diminish them as a supplier as far as I am concerned. I bought from them hoping to support US industry.

    Are there any manufacturers left who have not outsourced all their production?

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    I think all the other manufacturers are 100% outsourced, which equals nothing used or made in the USA. On the other hand, Connecting Threads pays big bucks for US produced cotton but still sells most of their fabrics at under $6 a yard. Guess who's not making not a huge profit off of you?

    I'd love to see what you disappointed folks sew with. Do you have a relative in the US making fabric from your rags? C'mon let's not be so pretentious. I would love to support 100% American made fabric, but it's not available Not to mention there's cute fabric from lots of countries. Have you seen the Japanese stuff?!! Let's not be holier than thou. If I could afford $9+ a yard for those cute UIS distributed fabrics, I'd be buying them. Until then, I'll wait for the sales.

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    No fabric can be made in the US for mass markets. No fabric mills are here anymore. It's gone, it's history. No matter what name of quilting fabric you buy, it's not made in the US. I like the marketing of CT and how their products are becoming something to take notice of. No big name designers to pay, no big name endorsement fees to pay, no big name spokesperson to pay, saves a lot of money and keeps the cost down. Adding a well known name to any merchandise and the price triples.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I'd love to see what you disappointed folks sew with.
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Maybe we will eventually have more manufactured in the U.S. for I have read that higher wages are being demanded by workers in other countries. If they get the wages there up, then there won't be a reason to have it manufactured there. I truly hope the day is coming for there are a lot of people who need jobs and I would love to buy USA products and see people make a decent wage too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary M
    Maybe we will eventually have more manufactured in the U.S. for I have read that higher wages are being demanded by workers in other countries. If they get the wages there up, then there won't be a reason to have it manufactured there. I truly hope the day is coming for there are a lot of people who need jobs and I would love to buy USA products and see people make a decent wage too.
    :thumbup:

    I don't think it's a question of being pretentious or holier than thou at all. I agree with Mary that it is a question of bringing back and/or keeping jobs in this country. If we don't support companies that produce here as much as we can, eventually none of us will have jobs.

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    Here is a list of the remaining fabric textile mills left in the US
    and as I scanned through the list I saw some with Mexico factories.

    But if you dont like that connecting threads are outsourced to another country forward this list to them

    But please dont forget all of the quilt shop fabrics at are 50% more and still outsourced


    http://www.apparelsearch.com/world_c..._Mills_USA.htm


    Just from scanning it not many make cotton fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    No fabric can be made in the US for mass markets. No fabric mills are here anymore. It's gone, it's history. No matter what name of quilting fabric you buy, it's not made in the US. I like the marketing of CT and how their products are becoming something to take notice of. No big name designers to pay, no big name endorsement fees to pay, no big name spokesperson to pay, saves a lot of money and keeps the cost down. Adding a well known name to any merchandise and the price triples.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I'd love to see what you disappointed folks sew with.
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    excuse me I worked at Milliken & co world largest fabric manufacturing company, out of Spartanburg, Sc.

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