Ralph Lauren can't make new Olympic uniforms, but he's hoping to make amends.

Responding to criticism that uniforms he designed for the U.S. Olympic Team were made in China, not in the United States, Lauren has pledged to produce uniforms in the United States for the next Olympic Games in 2014, according to a statement released Friday by the Ralph Lauren Corp.

Lauren also "promises to lead the conversation within our industry and our government to address the issue to increase manufacturing in the United States," the statement noted.

The brouhaha began Wednesday, when an ABC news report revealed Lauren's uniforms -- to be worn at London's opening and closing ceremonies -- were not manufactured domestically. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) called it "disgraceful," and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested the U.S. Olympic Committee put Lauren's uniforms "in a big pile and burn them."

Some had Lauren's back. The USOC, noting it is privately funded, expressed gratitude for sponsors like Lauren.

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