want to know how many underwear companies are making their product in the us? well, i don’t have an exact figure, but it’s not a lot. out of the 50 leading underwear brands, only one company is making their underwear here in the us. jake bronstein, an entrepreneur, plans to do something about it. he’s started a kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new company called flint and tinder that will make “men’s basics” right here in the good ol’ us of a. his goals for the new brand are:
1) high quality for superior comfort and durability
2) 100% made in the us
3) fairly priced
sounds like a winner to me. the other cool part is that flint and tinder are creating jobs. they’ll be made by a factory that’s had to downsize almost 70% in the last couple of years due to the poor economy. for every 1000 pairs of underwear they sell per month, a new job is added to the assembly line.
you can head over to their kickstarter campaign to make a donation if you’d like. if you donate $15, you get a free pair of underwear. they set out to raise $30,000 and they’re now up to almost $200,000. america, fuck yeah.