U.S. Olympic Fundraising Mittens Produced in China
This week, the Associated Press reported that the red-white-and-blue mittens being sold by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) to raise funds for winter athletes were manufactured in China. The words "Made in China" are clearly imprinted on the inside tag of the 100 percent acrylic mittens.
According to the release, the USOC is charging $14 a pair for the blue mittens that have the word "Go" embroidered in red on the left mitten and "USA" on the right. The original inspiration for the mittens comes from Canada, the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Raising more than $14 million for Team Canada, the "Go Canada" mittens were also produced in China.