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The real story behind Shinola Detroit - Business Insider
On Shinola’s “Made in the USA” shenanigans: “In order for a product to be claimed to be "made in the US," it must be assembled in the US from ‘all or virtually all’ American parts. Shinola's slogan attempted to avoid this FTC requirement, and the company is not secretive about using foreign parts for the products assembled in the Motor City while listing all part sources on its website.

“The FTC saw a potentially misleading difference between a ‘made in the US’ claim, which the FTC polices, and Shinola's ‘Built in Detroit.’ The company is now implementing a remedial action plan.”
shinola  usa  madeintheusa  ftc  2016 
february 2019 by handcoding
Artist And Scholar Rebekah Modrak Calls Out The Cultural Appropriation Of Black Detroit In New Work 'Rethink Shinola' | BLAVITY
Finally she asks consumers to "rethink Shinola. Stop buying colonialist versions of Detroit and blackness. Do not buy Shinola products."

For more information on Rethink Shinola and to view Modrak's artwork, visit http://rethinkshinola.com/. Note that the piece was designed to be viewed on a desktop or laptop rather than on a mobile device.
shinola  blavity  cultural-appropriation  detroit  advertising  black-people  rebekah-modrak  racism  white-supremacy 
december 2017 by yolandaenoch
Shinola looks to bring manufacturing back to the U.S., and stakes a claim in Chicago - Chicago Tribune
Shinola also has strong Chicago ties. A local tannery supplies the leather Shinola uses in its watch straps. Three Shinola stores have opened or are opening in the Chicago area by this fall. The company wants to set up a manufacturing plant on the city's South Side, though Shinola President Jacques Panis has declined to say what it may make and when it may open.
shinola  detroit  chicago  regional-reports  midwest  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-397 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA (For the Most Part) - The National Law Review
Since January 2015, the FTC has issued 46 letters to companies asserting misleading U.S. origin claims on a wide range of products, such as cookware, snow blowers, auto parts and pet products.
shinola  made-in-america  u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-363  free-trade-agreements  FTC 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Shinola case begs question: What is 'American made'? - Crain's Detroit Business
Under FTC rules, a product must be "all or virtually all" produced in the U.S. to use the claim "Made in America" or similar claims on its packaging or advertising.
u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-356  shinola  detroit 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Shinola Takes Its ‘Detroit Cool’ Message on the Road - NYTimes.com
Indeed, Shinola scored a hipster hat trick, unveiling a brand that married “Americana,” “locavore” and “small batch” at the height of the artisanal era. It didn’t hurt that it was Detroit, a city that has defined “authentic” for indie types from the days of the Stooges, who came from nearby Ann Arbor, right through to the White Stripes.

Anyone who has read the fine print, however, knows that Shinola was not started in a garage by a couple of post-grads with Stonewall Jackson beards, but by the mogul who founded Fossil watches as a 24-year-old college dropout and ticket scalper in Dallas, and built it, with his brother, Kosta, into an empire worth more than $1 billion.
detroit  shinola 
january 2016 by cdzombak

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