Ralph Lauren Unveils U.S.-Made Opening Ceremony Outfits for Sochi

by , 01/23/14   filed under: Eco-Fashion Brands, Eco-Fashion News

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The patchwork-quilt quality of the uniform extends to its creators. The fashion house commissioned more than 40 partners across the country to create the look. The 650 uniform sweaters alone required 6,250 pounds of wool from the Imperial Stock Ranch in Oregon, from where it was spun in Pennsylvania, dyed in North Carolina, and knit by a husband-and-wife team in California.

Ralph Lauren commissioned more than 40 domestic partners to create the look.

“It is a privilege to be part of dressing Team U.S.A. during the Sochi Games,” David Lauren, executive vice president of advertising, marketing and corporate communications at Ralph Lauren, says in a statement. “It’s a proud moment to watch these premier athletes as they walk out representing our nation on a global stage in front of billions of people worldwide.”

Every piece of apparel is available for sale both online and at select brick-and-mortar stores. If you’re the wardrobe equivalent of Evel Knievel—YOLO, right?—the star-spangled cardigan retails for $598, while the hat is a more modest $95. All proceeds will benefit the U.S. Olympic Committee, the organization responsible for funding Team U.S.A.

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3 Responses to “Ralph Lauren Unveils U.S.-Made Opening Ceremony Outfits for Sochi”

  1. tpaign says:

    “Ralph Lauren commissioned more than 40 DOMESTIC PARTNERS to create the look” Think this might get lost in translation and offend Mr. Putin?

  2. joannalpaca says:

    Why is it so difficult to get information about the actual materials used? The use of domestic and eco-friendly materials should be a focus when describing the fashions on this site. I raise alpacas in the US but the only alpaca fashions are from Peru or Chile. We have a viable source here and alpacas are far more eco-friendly than sheep, goats, bamboo viscose etc. Should I remind that it is hypoalergenic, many times warmer than wool,and they do not remove grass by the root or compact the soil as do other species.
    Russia is cold. What in this design maximizes thermal comfort?

  3. SuS says:

    Ugly Christmas sweaters and sweatpants tucked into boots. Really, Ralph?? How will you top this next time? Pajamajeans and t-shirts that say “<– I'm with stupid?"

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