Why is no one (in the USA) able to make boxing gloves


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Old 05-29-24, 08:45 AM
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Why is no one (in the USA) able to make boxing gloves

if woodworking levels are 1) carpentry, 2) furniture, 3) musical instruments
then sewing levels are 1) general textiles (shirts, pants), 2) leather (jackets, saddles), 3. boxing gloves

over the past year I've contacted people who've worked in saddlery, jackets, purses, motorcycle gear, even shoes. no one, by their own admission, is able to make a boxing glove. look at these videos and see the complex process for yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmhT9eMXNxs&t=9s
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDrnQLZF1c&t=324s

maybe I'm searching on the wrong thing, is there any way to be able to hire such a skilled artisan in the US? in the 80's, gloves were made in the US
 
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Old 05-29-24, 09:18 AM
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Everything used to be made in the US. But economics... and now many things, especially those requiring a high percentage of labor (like boxing gloves) are made overseas. So these days finding a seamster, taylor, cobbler... is extremely difficult. Then if you find someone their pricing is almost bespoke.
 
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it took me a year of trial and error to learn what you just said
 
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Old 05-30-24, 02:43 PM
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fyi strangely enough there are two boxing brands (both British) that have their equipment made in England
 
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Supply versus demand determines selling price of a product. If you make the product without a profit at that price, you go out of business if the selling price decreases. Check textbooks on intro to economics.
 
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