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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:04 PM
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Alaska outsources its native crafts manufacturing...
My sister and brother-in-law are recently returned from an Alaska cruise, which they enjoyed enormously. Except for the chilly weather. They had not packed appropriately.

They brought me a lovely, embroidered scarf, which currently is sitting on my dining table as a runner. Upon presenting it to me, they assured me that it was from Juneau, Alaska. Indeed, there is a tag inside the scarf that says "Juneau, Alaska".

There is a second tag that says "Made in Ecuador".

:crazy:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:05 PM
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1. Now THAT is pride in action.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:07 PM
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2. Damn!
I was there years ago and bought a mask made of whalebone and polar bear fur. I hope they didn't use Ecuadorian polar bears - they're endangered!
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:11 PM
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4. It was probably from the Galapagos Islands!!!111
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:10 PM
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3. Yep, in outsourcing American Indian crafts are lower than low
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:11 PM by smtpgirl
If I saw that scarf, I would have put it back right on the shelf where it rested.

My grandmother was 1/2 American Indian, 'nuff said.

So when I go to Ireland in Sept., I will surely inspect what I buy.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:12 PM
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5. Knowing my sister, I bet she didn't even check....
Have fun in Ireland and do check those labels! Beautiful country.
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