UPDATE 11/13 1430 EST -From Duluth Trading 2020 Annual Report…
“In fiscal 2019, 54% of our purchases came from our largest supplier, an agent partner in Hong Kong who manages multiple factories across Asia, including Cambodia, China, Indonesia and Vietnam.”
Since being added to our ‘Freedom or Control List‘ earlier in the year, due to reports of large Trump donations by executives, we received multiple reports of Duluth’s products being made in China, and even China buying the company in some form.
To find out the truth on this issue, we made multiple calls to Duluth Trading’s customer service and management headquarters to get an answer.
They would not answer the question. In fact, one headquarters person we got on the phone was rude and told us to go find the information on LinkedIn or Google.
Therefore, we have removed Duluth trading from the ‘Freedom’ side of the list to the ‘Control’ side. It is obvious they don’t want to answer the question, which leaves us no choice but to not recommend to our readers.
It’s a shame, their ads are great.