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Ralph Lauren’s Olympic Team USA uniforms unveiled

Ralph Lauren’s Olympic Team USA uniforms unveiled

TEAM U.S.A.: U.S. Olympic skier Hannah Kearney (left) and U.S. Olympic skater Evan Lysacek model the team uniforms. Photo: Associated Press

SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, AP Fashion Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Team USA will now wear the Made in the USA label.

Every article of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Olympic athletes in Sochi has been made by domestic craftsman and manufacturers.

Ralph Lauren Corp. used more than 40 vendors, from ranchers in the rural West to yarn spinners in Pennsylvania to sewers in New York’s Garment District for the closing ceremony outfits unveiled Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Olympic Team USA Uniforms

The ensemble includes a navy peacoat with a red stripe, a classic ski sweater with a reindeer motif and a hand-sewn American flag, and a tasseled chunky-knit hat.

During the 2012 games in London, it was a flashpoint in the media and among Washington politicians that much of the U.S. apparel was made overseas, especially China.

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