Towel state­ment

Mar­riott launches plan to stock ‘ Made in the USA’ tow­els in sub­tle jab at Don­ald Trump.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TRAVEL -

MAR­RIOTT seems to be cap­i­tal­is­ing on the "Made in Amer­ica" theme that has sur­faced over the course of the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, by an­nounc­ing that from now on, all ho­tel tow­els will be "Made in the USA".

In the an­nounce­ment, the ho­tel chain calls the move a first for the US hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try and pledges that ev­ery towel in each guest bath­room in nearly 3,000 ho­tels across the United States will be man­u­fac­tured do­mes­ti­cally.

Mar­riott claims the pro­gramme will cre­ate 150 new jobs in tex­tile man­u­fac­tur­ing com­mu­ni­ties such as Thomas­ton, Ge­or­gia and Union, South Carolina, where man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany Stan­dard Tex­tile will pro­duce the terry cloth prod­ucts from 100% cot­ton fi­bre also grown in the United States.

The move comes as out­sourc­ing and do­mes­tic job cre­ation have be­come ma­jor top­ics dur­ing the US elec­tion cam­paign.

The move also takes a sub­tle jab at Repub­li­can can­di­date and hote­lier Don­ald Trump, who has come un­der fire for stock­ing ho­tel bou­tiques with mer­chan­dise made in China, while sug­gest­ing in his speeches that Amer­i­cans are los­ing jobs to coun­tries like China and Mex­ico. – AFP Re­laxnews

Don­ald trump’s op­po­nents have said what comes out of his mouth needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, ie that Amer­i­cans are los­ing their jobs to coun­tries like China and Mex­ico. — rHONA WISE/ AFP

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