Stars And Stripes, Made In Belgium


FEBRUARY 8, 2013

The flags that were used for the inauguration ceremony of president Barack Obama were produced at a location you may not have expected: Oostrozebeke, Belgium. The Waelkens flag company employs 40 people.  Small orders are embroided, sometimes by hand, at the production facility in Belgium, while large orders are produced on silkscreen machines in Romania.  Waelkens ships about 2,000 flags a year to the U.S.