Tag Archives: Karen Kane

Simply American Black Friday Alert!


I would sooner have a root canal without anesthetic than plan a huge shopping trip to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving.  Today I am planning a series of naps and setting aside plenty of time to savor our … Continue reading

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Survivors


I came across a couple of pieces I thought you might like featuring a number of firms that help guarantee the continued survival of America’s textile and apparel industry.  The first is an article that includes wonderful images from textile firms around … Continue reading

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I feel so inadequate!


One of my most popular posts I have written over the past two years featured American made jeans.  Most every day around ten people who want to buy jeans made by members of our extended American family read that post.  I … Continue reading

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Come all ye procrastinators!


So, a trifle late, I present you with the Simply-American 2013 Holiday gift giving list.  This list is for independent Americans who did not rush to the shops like lemmings on Black Friday.  No, you decided to bide your time … Continue reading

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The high cost of offshore clothing


Photo: AP/A.M. Ahad You probably heard about the horrible tragedy at the garment factory in Bangladesh last month.  More than a 1000 workers died when the factory they were laboring in collapsed.  Some American brands that source their products from Bangladesh … Continue reading

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We can take care of our own


In 1978, I went to my first Bruce Springsteen concert.  It was at the Arena in Seattle.  I had just gotten back from a trip from Europe and lucked into a second row ticket.  The show was just before Christmas, … Continue reading

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How about a do over?


There is a lot about the Olympics I love. And a few things I don’t. Despite the possibility of being forced to endure synchronized swimming, dressage and rhythmic gymnastics, I was getting excited about the onset of the London Olympics. And then … Continue reading

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