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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Are these Alaskan Made?


I get that a lot in my shop....well technically my father's shop, but hey since I am said manager of the shop....it is my shop....we do the touristy stuff...all designs are done by my father and are originals that are reproduced on said items in the USA in various parts of the country....our cards and mini prints are printed in Oregon along with the Tshirts and Tote bags....our Hats are done in Georgia, the Cups are done in California....and there comes the sticking point....the ONLY place to buy the tan ceramic mugs for my fathers designs to be printed on is from China....so...on the bottom of each cup it says "made in china" so...of course...the designs are done in china right!?!?! NO....they are done by my father....you see the man standing over there by the window...well that is him...the artist!!! our designs are put onto the cups in San Diego CA at the one and only company in the USA that does 22kt gold designs on cups.....if you would like their number I will gladly give it to you so you can verify this information!!! BUT the cup states "made in china"!!! well the ACTUAL cup is made in CHINA.....because there is not one place in the USA that sells this particular cup for the company to use to put the designs on...we have looked, they have looked....so YES while the CUP says "made in china" because the CUP is...the design is made by my father, sent to the printing company in CA and put on the CUPS that are yes indeed "made in China"..........well I don't want anything made in China....


and the whole while I am so trying to not give them a giant bump on the head made in ALASKA by the cup made in china because of their total lack of ability to understand the concept that my father is not a little china man making Tsimshian Indian art in China....


2 comments:

My3sons said...

does that mean the shot glass i have was made in china? LOLOL. sorry, i had to.

Your father is very talented.

Wendi said...

LOL!!! no actually, the blue shot glasses and the blue and white cups are made in the USA...just the tan ceramic ones are made in china!!! LMAO