Black People : Diddy to outsource Sean Jean manufacturing to China.

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    Diddy will soon begin outsourcing the manufacturing of his
    Sean John clothing line. The move comes after the savvy entrepreneur inked
    a major exclusive distribution deal with Macy's this past spring.

    Sean John representatives confirmed the deal late yesterday (June 8),
    explaining that the contracting of overseas manufacturers would now be
    handled by LF USA, a unit of Li & Fung, an export trading company with
    headquarters in Hong Kong.​


    And I bet it never even crossed his mind that he could create jobs for his
    folks right here if he were to setup his own manufacturing company right
    here in the United States. But, I don't get the feeling he really belongs to
    any group. I think he seceded from the collective a long time ago.. he's just
    Diddy now.. until they bring him down.. then he'll be African again.
     
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    And when they do , he will see he was just another Statistics,
    so often this happens we forget our own and later be had ourselves

    some will never learn !
     
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    so why should black people buy his product?
     
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    I say Diddy is a pure capitalist and others will say "well atleast he gettin' money"
     
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    Why should black people buy anybody's "designer" stuff.

    The reality is, Black people spend too much money on over priced designer clothing. That money could be used to build wealth.

    I have never paid more than $18.95 for a pair of jeans or slacks, and about the same for a shirt. So as you can imagine, I don't ever wear designer clothing. But, if "Diddy's" stuff was in that price range, I would buy from him before I brought from a white designer.
     
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    and if we continue to, the Chinese will be laughing at us the way they laughed at Tim Geithner

    Every Korean dry cleaner, fruit and veg, Chinese takeout, Bangaldeshi gas station, Yemeni 24 hour store, and foreign run, 24 hour grease chicken joint,
    is sponsored by the millionaires and billionaires of that ethnic group

    and we see their stores in our neghborhood,

    but not ours,

    now no one is saying that an entertainer should be an economic leader, but they sure can point the way or make a way for some

    The number of Black sports stars and entertainers that make millions,
    one would assume they would have gotten together, to set up factories in Ghana and Haiti, and department stores and supermarkets in the hood

    such a move would inspire Black millionaires and billionaires to take up where folks like Percy Sutton and TL Lewis leftoff, and create some real economic leadership

    booze and music are non essentials

    but food clothing and shelter are


    The irony of this is that it reinforces an anti-ethic of selfishness and indiference to the needs of the community among his fans,
    at a time when the youth need to be unified to build and assist the community for the economic collapse around the corner
     
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    There are only a selected few who made it big did create a few jobs , but really how got them
    we still fell short when it came to hiring

    Magic Johnson ....Star bucks and Magic Johnson movie theaters
    he build one in Harlem and now have 6 all in the urban communities to help economy wealth
    and to bring jobs to the african americans ..... I like what he did , not like Diddy !

    The Mailman Karl Malone ...his construction co. who went to New Orleans to help
    remove the rubbish for free just need to give more black men jobs !
     
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    Were his clothes ever made in the US? I thought his clothes were previously being produced in Honduras?

    Anyway, only 3% of ALL clothing sold here in the US is actually made in the US (including those from "black" clothing lines). As a matter of fact, I can't think of any black clothing lines that are manufactured in the US. I think Cross Colors was back in the day, that's about it.​
     
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    And that is the reason why our economy is in the dumps. We don't make
    anything anymore. We have become a white collar country. Our kids go to
    school to learn to wear suits and "manage" instead of learning to create and
    manufacture. The entire point of this thread is to highlight the kinds of things
    black folks can do to bring jobs to their communities. If there was a viable
    clothing manufacturing sector here.. one that wasn't strapped down with
    ridiculous union contracts, then more things would be manufactured right
    here. What I'd like to see is black folks employed by companies that produce
    products aimed at black folks. Puffy, could decide to take less profit and
    setup a manufacturing unit for his clothing line. And though he would make
    less money, he would be helping his people out with jobs. China has clothing
    manufacturing locked down. The prices are so cheap that it is hard to turn
    down the potential profit. But if the profits don't help the people, then what
    good are they. That's what I'm saying.

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    excuse all the p's.. I been watching too much Fred Hampton lately.. seem
    like everything he said started with a P.. :) pigs, police, power to the people..!!
     
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    I agree. The only problem is manufacturing a product in the US that doesn't cost the consumer their first born. The only reason clothing companies are able to sell a sweater for $50 as opposed to $200 and still make a profit is because of cheap labor. There's nothing wrong with wanting to have stuff "For Us, By Us" (FUBU, lol), but are we willing to pay the price for it?
     
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