Girl Scouts: Uniforms to be US-made
Published: Monday, November 1, 2010 at 6:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 at 6:59 p.m.
NEWARK, N.J. — The Girl Scouts of the USA says its uniforms will continue to be made in America following a public uproar over reports the organization was considering bids from overseas manufacturers.
The owners of a family-run New Jersey factory that has been the main supplier of the uniforms for a decade were told recently the Girl Scouts would be seeking bids for the job — including from a company in China.
Workers at Jackie Evans Inc. in Passaic said they couldn't compete with foreign market prices and the move would force their factory to close.
Michelle Tompkins, a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts, said Monday the organization is still taking bids for the job, but only from U.S.-based companies at the urging of parents, members and volunteers.