before, in my quest for American-made products; unfortunately this isn't the case with Maidenform, but I took the opportunity to put this quote in a survey they asked me to take after my online purchase was complete:
I really like the fact that I'm buying products that have a long history in the United States, and specifically in the Northeast, where I grew up. However, I would like to see Maidenform bring its manufacturing back to the United States where I can buy worker-friendly (possibly even union-made) bras and undergarments. Thank you.
My general rule is that I don't do surveys for companies unless I get a freebie of some kind, but the payoff here is that I was able to give the beancounters something to think about; if enough people do this every time they buy goods that aren't Made in America but used to be (like Maidenform) there might be some change in manufacturing down the road. Who knows!
Got the old advertisement (for this post and the last one about Maidenform) from Found in Mom's Basement blog.