NambA� where? Iconic items imported

It's still NambA© Ware, which for more than 50 years was made in Northern New Mexico. Full Story
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propilot

United States

#1 May 20, 2009
What a sad day for Nambe Ware. It will never be the same once it was taken out of country.
Wondering

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 20, 2009
So now it will be sold at WalMart?
Intercultural

Santa Fe, NM

#3 May 20, 2009
Talk about old news.
David Martinez

Portsmouth, NH

#4 May 20, 2009
Wow! Nambe Ware now made in India and China! Maybe all our tourists should no longer come to buy here....go to to India and China and buy there! Maybe the entire communities of Santa Fe, Nambe, Northern New Mexico etc. should migrate to India and China, since it is no longer ecomically feasible to keep jobs in Northern New Mexico!!!
Centurion

Santa Fe, NM

#5 May 20, 2009
Another casualty of the 'living wage ordinance', perhaps?
Do not let this happen

Santa Fe, NM

#6 May 20, 2009
Then I would say it is China ware...NOT Nambe ware. I am happy to see this article...I guess the original will be a kind of collectable.
Christer

Linkping, Sweden

#7 May 20, 2009
As a foreign (Swedish) admirer of the Namb Design: This will really hurt my view on this type of "top of the line design" - either you manufacture the products locally with skilled and specialized staff (as Orrefors), or you produce somewhere else and compete with IKEA.
Joseph Michael

Albuquerque, NM

#8 May 20, 2009
The economic reasons are so Nambe can make more money. We hurt our economy by sending our work overseas and eliminating the local foundries and factories and local jobs. How sad. I will never buy Nambeware again.
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#9 May 20, 2009
From a strictly financal view, I can only assume it's like Maria pottery. Only the real has any class or value.
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#10 May 20, 2009
From a strictly financial view, I can only assume it's like Maria pottery. Only the real has any class or value.
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#11 May 20, 2009
Wha???
sally cloud

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 May 20, 2009
Sad Sad Sad...It tires me every single time I pick up something that was once made in the USA but is now made elsewhere. And generally it's inferior to the point of instant obsolescence. The planet Earth really is becoming a global village but at the cost of losing the uniqueness of individual cultures. Everybody wants to be like US but what they don't realize is that we are losing OUR identity. Selling the farm, if you will...
sromero

AOL

#13 May 20, 2009
This whole story sucks. I know the old owner of Nambe ware and he would never have taken his business to other countries to make. It was a New Mexico product made by New Mexicans. Its sad how these companies want us to consume their products but they take our jobs from us and wonder why their is a decline of sales. I wont be buying another piece of Nambe ware again since it is not produced here. I just went to their show in Albuquerque now I want to return the pieces I purchased.
in the know

Albuquerque, NM

#14 May 20, 2009
Same old blow holes commenting on everything, not knowing anything. It seems like with your wealth of knowledge, you could save the world. The fact of the matter is, that if Nambe' did not start manufacuring overseas, there probably would not be a Nambe' today.
SF Reader

Albuquerque, NM

#15 May 20, 2009
I seem to remember a few years back that Nambe moved their foundry out of Santa Fe because the City had some environmental concerns or some such thing. I wonder if this may have been part of the reason that they moved the manufacturing overseas. Regardless,it is sad.
Michelle

Santa Fe, NM

#16 May 20, 2009
This statement is false ("We still have the foundry, the machinery, the people," company president Bob Varakian said Tuesday. "We retained the person who ran the foundry. Who knows what could happen six months from now?") I have a friend who was an employee for 15 years making Nambe and he was recently laid off with dozens of other employees. I will NEVER buy Nambe again-it is despicable what they are doing.
Capt Patt Meara

Leesburg, FL

#17 May 20, 2009
The name "Nambé" is a part of New Mexico's heritage. I will purchase no product bearing that name but manufactured in India or China.
SFean

Rio Rancho, NM

#18 May 20, 2009
For 25 years I've purchased Nambe ware for wedding gifts because it was unusual and from Santa Fe. I purchase new pieces for myself every year but now I will no longer buy Nambe. Sad.
Santa Fean

Santa Fe, NM

#19 May 20, 2009
If it is not made in the USA I won't buy it only makes my old pieces more valuable !!!!!!!!!!
Ret-Cop

United States

#20 May 20, 2009
SFean wrote:
For 25 years I've purchased Nambe ware for wedding gifts because it was unusual and from Santa Fe. I purchase new pieces for myself every year but now I will no longer buy Nambe. Sad.
Ditto. I'll never buy another piece or recommend them to visitors.

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