Geier Glove Company Kangaroo Gloves
July 31st, 2019
“Crikey, it’s the wild North American Kangaroo!” said Steve Irwin, never. That’s because kangaroos are native to Australia, and Australia only. But, try telling that to Geier Glove Company.
The Washington State-based company claims three separate times on a webpage on its website that its kangaroo leather gloves are made in the USA. (Count them here.) The very same page notes that the gloves can’t possibly be made in the USA because — you guessed it — the leather is produced in Australia:
Our Kangaroo gloves are made from leather tanned in Australia by Packer Leather. Packer has been producing leather in Australia since 1891 and is the recognized leader in high performance Kangaroo leathers.
In order for a product to be marketed as made in the USA, the FTC says the product must be “all or virtually all” made in the United States. Here, the primary component of the gloves — kangaroo leather — is imported.
TINA.org reached out to Geier Glove Company for comment. Check back for updates.
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