Olympics

Ralph Lauren Unveils U.S.-Made Olympic Opening Ceremony Uniforms

Ralph Lauren just previewed what U.S. athletes will be wearing during the Olympic Games in Rio later this year, and the uniforms are, as kids today would say, NAGL. (That’s…

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Alexander Wang's "P6" Beanie Fights Discrimination at Sochi Olympics

Alexander Wang is not taking Russia’s anti-gay laws sitting down. The designer has launched the sale of a new beanie supporting the Principle 6 campaign, which encourages Olympic…

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

THE AMERICANS 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…

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FIRST LOOK: Ralph Lauren's American-Made Team U.S.A. Winter Olympic Uniforms

DOMESTIC PRIDE Because 97 percent of apparel sold in the United States is currently produced overseas, Ralph Lauren sourced more than 40 domestic vendors, from yarn spinners in…

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2012 (Vote for the Most Deplorable!)

Still think the world isn’t going to hell in a hand-basket? We’ve got more WTF fashion moments than you can shake a stick at in our archives… …

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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M&S Creates World's Largest Union Jack From Discarded Clothes

In honor of the 2012 London Olympics, Marks & Spencer and Oxfam tag-teamed to create the world’s largest “Union Jack” from unwanted clothing. Unfurled at West Ham…

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video on Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors turned a building overlooking Olympic Park into a giant billboard criticizing Adidas for its alleged worker exploitation. War on Want, an anti-poverty charity based…

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From Somewhere Upcycles Speedo's Olympic Swimsuits Into "Unity" Gown

If there’s one event that makes you feel one with the world, it’s the Olympics. From Somewhere obviously caught the spirit. The British fashion label partnered with Speedo…

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Chinese Maker of U.S. Olympic Uniforms Disparages American Manufacturing

Photos by Reuters Li Guilian, owner of the Chinese clothing company that manufactured the U.S. Olympic uniforms for Ralph Lauren, is at once bemused and dismayed by the outrage many…

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Team U.S.A's Olympic Uniform Controversy: A Complete Timeline

As Ralph Lauren’s controversial Team U.S.A uniforms make their first public appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony in London, a timeline of the brouhaha. July 10: Ralph…

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American Apparel CEO Admits He's Not Making Russia's Olympic Uniforms

Looks like American Apparel’s CEO, Dov Charney, misread his memo. A week after the story broke that American Apparel would be manufacturing Russia’s official 2014 winter…

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Speedo's Fastskin3 Swimsuit Turns Olympic Athletes Into Barracudas

Photo by Shutterstock FISHY TALE Swimwear manufacturers have long looked to the sea for inspiration. Speedo’s original Fastskin design, which debuted at the Sydney Olympics in…

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House Introduces Legislation to Make U.S. Olympic Uniforms in America

In a rare bipartisan move, a group of 59 members from the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter appealing the U.S. Olympics Committee to ensure that future Team U.S.A.’s…

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Mystery "Yarn Bomber" Attaches 150-Ft Olympic-Themed Scarf to Pier

Photos by North News and Pictures A mysterious “yarn bomber” has struck Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire. Don’t panic, no incendiary devices were involved.…

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American Apparel in Talks to Design 2014 Olympic Uniforms for...Russia?

U.S. athletes won’t be the only ones brandishing the “Made in the U.S.A” label at the 2014 Winter Olympics. An unlikely champion has emerged in the form of another…

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Outsourced Olympic Uniforms Could Have Brought $1B to U.S. Economy

video platform video management video solutions video player As the furor over the overseas-made Olympic uniforms continues to grow in and around Capitol Hill, ABC News reports…

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U.S. Olympic Rowers to Wear Philadelphia-Made Unisuits, Off-Water Gear

At least one team will be flying the flag for American manufacturing at the London Olympics. While Capitol Hill continues to stew over the Chinese provenance of Ralph Lauren’s…

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