Part Of USA Uniform Made In Capital Region [PIC]
If you were watching the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea, you would have seen something created right here in the Capital Region. It was part of what our USA athletes were wearing as they entered the stadium. You would think it would make sense that when Ralph Lauren wanted gloves for the USA Olympic athletes to wear, he would go to a place called Gloversville. That's exactly what he did. According to News10ABC, Peter Kiernan who has been working with Ralph Lauren for about ten years knew that this was going to be a special project.
He had been working on this project for over a year and said that Ralph Lauren was particular about the leather being tanned and the gloves being made in the USA. All parts of the gloves are from bison raised here and they are manufactured here (in Gloversville).
The gloves retailed for $995 and quickly sold out after the opening ceremonies. If you were looking to wait until they restock, you are out of luck. Ralph Lauren said they will not be selling any more.
There used to be over three hundred glove manufacturers in the Capital Region and now there are only two. They take incredible pride in the beautiful gloves they made for the athletes. But they are beaming that they were shown on a world stage.