The United States Olympic Committee said Friday that future Olympic ceremony outfits will be made in the U.S. by American workers.
The announcement came amid mounting criticism about the Ralph Lauren uniforms for London, which were made in China.
USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said in a statement that the organization was taking seriously the concerns about the outfits voiced by Congress and the American people but that it was too late to change course for these Olympics.
"With athletes having already arrived in London, and the apparel distribution process beginning this weekend, we are unfortunately not able to make a change for London," he said. "We are absolutely committed, however, to working with our sponsors to ensure that the concerns voiced are addressed."
Blackmun said Ralph Lauren has agreed to manufacture apparel for the opening and closing ceremonies domestically for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The opening ceremony for London is July 27.