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American-made, veteran-owned business built on ‘patriotism’
American-made, veteran-run clothing company utilizes American supply chain
Origin USA co-founder and CEO Pete Roberts and co-founder Jocko Willink on reclaiming the U.S. supply chain.
The co-founders of Maine-based clothing company Origin USA are celebrating more growth and success after betting on the U.S. supply chain and American pride.
"I can tell you the primary factor that's driving the success of this business is patriotism," co-founder Jocko Willink said in an appearance on "Varney & Co." Friday. "Americans love America, and they want to buy American-made products. And that's what we're making here, 100%."
Willink, a Navy SEAL veteran, and Origin’s CEO Pete Roberts have seen a 700% increase in sales over the last three years after expanding its operations and workforce within the U.S.
Origin makes everything from apparel to footwear, fitness gear and nutritional supplements entirely within the American supply chain, and went full steam ahead by doubling employee numbers and acquiring new factories during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"I think the pandemic exposed the weakness in the supply chain coming into America," Willink said. "So we were in a great spot where we have an American supply chain, we have it all here, and we kept going."