A Subtle “Buy American” Message

A couple of months ago, I watched the HBO documentary Schmatta, a history of the garment industry in New York. In it, they pointed out that in 1965, 95% of the clothing sold in America was made in America. In 2005, that was 5%. I think it’s shameful. Admittedly, my clothing purchases don’t help the cause.
But yeah, I dig this ad. It’s a trade ad, originally done in 2004 but also ran recently according to Copyranter.

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Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. Now that’s an ad!
    I wish I had the balls to present something like this.