Monday, February 25, 2008

It depends on what the meaning of "Made in Italy" is

Counterfeit Chic linked to a Consumerist post about this LA Times story: Goods labeled "Made in Italy" may well be made in sweatshops staffed by Chinese immigrants. Implicitly false despite its literal truth? As one owner of a small family business says, "'Made in Italy' ... means tradition, know-how and standards. . . . It means not only made in Italy, but made in the Italian way." Is it time for a certification mark for Italian goods?

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