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Avoiding The Sweatshops & Providing High Quality Gear

Avoiding The Sweatshops & Providing High Quality Gear

Authored By Eric Odom

When we first set out to develop our own clothing line we had a plethora of options to choose from. There are, of course, countless suppliers across the U.S., many of whom are excellent clothing shops. Our difficulty, however, is that our team all lives full time nomadic lives and we cannot always handle fulfillment/inventory without significant third party partners involved in the supply chain process. 

This scenario severely limited our options. We could either go with low-cost, budget materials manufactured overseas, products with much higher margins..., or we could take a significantly smaller margin and pledge to our customers the products we sell come with a quality guarantee. 

We chose quality. We chose a path that ensured 95%+ of our products are manufactured right here in the United States. There are certain instances where, depending on inventory strain, a very limited number of our products may not be fully manufactured in the USA. That said, we're very transparent about those limited situations and will always state such on those few product pages. 

The vast majority of our products are made in the USA. This provides a higher quality clothing line and products we can proudly stand behind. It does mean we can't sell cheap shirts, but at the end of the day... we're not some cheapo crap product company. Our products meet high standards and we've priced our inventory with very low margins to provide for a customer experience that results in happiness throughout the sales process. 

Our objective here is to help fund RV Nomads- The Motion Picture Project while also running an amazing nomadic brand managed by nomads who share the passion for the full time nomad lifestyle. We feel very strongly that our company must be built with quality as its core foundation. And if that means we make a little less money in the process... we can proudly live with that. Because we have a brand and a line of products that reflect positively on us as nomads and on our company as a whole. 

All of that said, our pledge here at EPIC Nomad Trading Post will always be to provide quality American made products and an extremely user-friendly customer interaction experience. 

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