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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 7:55am | IP Logged Quote andibc

Our package of sale dresses arrived yesterday. What a surprise to find out they are made in China now and flimsy. What happened to the thick, high quality fabric that we love so much? It's been a few years since we've bought new dresses from them and I'm wondering if the business was sold or Hanna passed on the business during that time.
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I just did a quick check of Christmas Hannas: the pink velour dresses (I can't remember names the way Alice does)were made in Ukaraine; the snowflake daydress/playdress was made in Peru; the snowflake tights were made in China. My sale stuff hasn't arrived yet. Which dresses did you buy?

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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 8:54am | IP Logged Quote Cay Gibson

My 9 yr old dd was quick to show me on Christmas morning that her new American Girl doll was made in <gasp!> China .

She simply can't wrap her brain around that.

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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 9:15am | IP Logged Quote andibc

I picked up all of the dresses that were on sale in our younger daughters' sizes-I'll list them below. They are beautiful dresses, but they just aren't made of the Swedish cotton knits that I'm used to. Maybe they switched fabric years ago and I didn't notice because our older Hannas have held up so well or maybe these are their summer knits.
French Flowers dress
Cozy In Here Dress
Kimono Gardens Dress
A Day in Marseille
The two outfits below are better quality fabric that won't require slips
Love to Twirl Dress
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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 9:41am | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

I feel like everything is being downgraded. Years ago my dd's Gymboree, Hannas and Lands' End dresses held up forever. This year I ordered Lands' End dresses for my 5yo and they are flimsy -- same with the Gymboree choices I found and didn't buy. So now I'm back to where I was before I found those brands -- wanting to knit/sew our own stuff. Only now I have less time:(

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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 11:03am | IP Logged Quote 5athome

The Hanna ribbon trim pants/skirts I bought last yr at Hanna were the nice thick non-clingy knit. My friend said this year's versions are not a nice thick knit:( I hope their spring lines are the quality we are all used to seeing with Hanna!
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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 12:37pm | IP Logged Quote St. Ann

I was in the U.S. this last summer and was almost left aghast by the onslaught of fashion made in China. I was in the San Diego area and in reputable stores - no Made in the U.S.A.! It was very noticeable because I don't get to the States that often. Things are changing.
I was in the Harbor of Long Beach with friends who live there...there were literally thousands of empty containers stacked up from China.

I was disappointed. Now I prefer to shop in Europe, where you can still find products Made in the EU.

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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 5:56pm | IP Logged Quote Sarah

My Hanna stuf hasn't come either but how disappointing with the China business.

Its really hard to find anything made nice anymore. Seems everything is cheapening.

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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 6:16pm | IP Logged Quote Elizabeth

My sale stuff came. All playdresses and leggings made in Peru and the cotton seems nice.

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Posted: Dec 27 2006 at 6:47pm | IP Logged Quote guitarnan

My sale stuff was made in Peru, Ukraine, and China . It's all quite nice, though! The sweaters are very heavy and toasty warm.

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Posted: Dec 28 2006 at 12:57pm | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

the playdresses that i bought at the outlet store last week are all made in peru

the cotton doesn't seem as thick as our other hannas that are hand-me-downs, probably from about 5 years ago

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Posted: Dec 28 2006 at 1:04pm | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

my mom got a lands end knit dress for my 6 year old, and it seems SO THIN to me. I haven't had many of these, so i'm no expert, but it does seem like the cotton is NOT as thick as before with the lands end stuff too.

I asked my dad about HIS clothing.....he is a FABRIC SNOB (and expert for that matter)....he said even at CABELAS (gasp!) the quality has decreased. He is continually returning his clothes and writing letters to all these companies (his favorites over the years). He says he can't find decent outdoor wool pants anymore, so he just makes his own!

I was looking at flannel shirts for dh yesterday at Eddie Bauer.....NO WAY was I paying $30 for those flimsy shirts. the fabric was HORRIBLE!

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suzgallus wrote:
my mom got a lands end knit dress for my 6 year old, and it seems SO THIN to me. I haven't had many of these, so i'm no expert, but it does seem like the cotton is NOT as thick as before with the lands end stuff too.

I asked my dad about HIS clothing.....he is a FABRIC SNOB (and expert for that matter)....he said even at CABELAS (gasp!) the quality has decreased. He is continually returning his clothes and writing letters to all these companies (his favorites over the years). He says he can't find decent outdoor wool pants anymore, so he just makes his own!

I was looking at flannel shirts for dh yesterday at Eddie Bauer.....NO WAY was I paying $30 for those flimsy shirts. the fabric was HORRIBLE!



I think quality has gone down all over. When I was a kid, my father swore by Brooks Brothers suits. My husband's suits from Brooks Brothers actually do not last at all and wear in some places after about a year of light use! It is really too bad.

We do have quite a few Hanna Andersson dresses that are about six or seven years old and still as nice as ever.

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Posted: Dec 28 2006 at 1:12pm | IP Logged Quote alicegunther

Cay Gibson wrote:
My 9 yr old dd was quick to show me on Christmas morning that her new American Girl doll was made in <gasp!> China .

She simply can't wrap her brain around that.


LOL! I guess we really are a nation of immigrants, even when it comes to dolls!

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