The husband needed new pants. He claimed that a number of his pants had shrunk due to my excessive drying methods. I did not argue. Instead, I accompanied him last weekend on a shopping spree to Filene’s Basement. After maybe an hour and a half, the husband managed to find himself some pants that suited him, so we made our way back home.
While admiring his new pants in the comfort of our home, he noticed that one of them was made in Jordan — of all places [Click the image to enlarge]. It was pretty exciting, as it was the first time we’ve managed to see a QIZ (Qualified Industrial Zone) product up close and personal. This encounter with a Jordanian-made product came only a day after we ran into a Jordanian working at our local grocery store and just two days after picking up our car from the garage of a Jordanian mechanic.
"It is amazing. We keep bumping into Jordanians," the husband said when he met the Jordanian at the grocery store. Indeed. I guess, you can take the American out of Jordan but you can’t take Jordan out of the American.
Those jeans might be made in Jordan by Bangladeshis. I seem to recall reading so in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The author of the article seemed to feel the Bangladeshis were kept in inhumane working conditions. The reasons the jeans were not made in Bangladesh were trade barriers. I hope I remember this all correctly. Sorry about the bad news.
well you see you’re not the first to see “made in Jordan” when i went to California last year and i went shopping and when i came back to Jordan i found almost everything i bought was made in jordan!! My Disney sweater is made in Jordan! so is my Winnie the Pooh “Eyore” sweater is made in jordan! i Wonder why dont we have them here!
Maybe it’s time to name a pet, or eventual first child, Jordan? Jordy, for short, of course.
Hey, Jordy Tynes — sounds important!
finally! high tech industries come to jordan 🙂 the skills we will learn making CK pants will help us catch up with Silicon Valley.
That’s why I stopped taking gifts with me when I go back to visit Jordan. They are either made in Jordan, or India or Pakistan which people will not appriciate much. Unless they do not read the tags. Even the American flag and some souvenirs; made somewhere else.
Hey Natasha and Jeff
This summer i was in California and bought like 5 pants and 3 shirts from EXPRESS and guess what all of them were made in JORDAN. it was funny as my main aim of that trip to the US was to do some shopping as “i wasn’t able to find any good pants in JORDAN”! how ironic 🙂
Lol. Well sort of. In defense of the wife, she didn’t really shrink the fire out of the old ones. I’m really a 33 x 33. But try finding this size on the rack. So I end up with pants that are borderline short. Stare at them too hard and they shrink. So she’s not really involved in the incredible shrinking pants debacle. This also explains the 90-minute pant search. Sometimes a 34 x 32 works. Sometimes it needs to be altered. I gotta try ’em on to know. The cuts are sometimes dramatically different. I used to have a 34″ inseam. Strange, because now a 32″ can be dragging the floor. I know I’m not shrinking!
And now everyone knows Jeff’s waist and inseam digits…