What We Do
American Apparel uses a vertically integrated business model which minimizes the use of sub-contractors and offshore labor. Knitting, dyeing, sewing, photography, marketing distribution and design all happen in our Los Angeles facilities.
We've always felt strongly about the subject of immigration. Even as early as 2003, we were running ads and putting up billboards calling for immigration reform.
With many of our employees and customers identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, we emphatically support the protection of gay rights and oppose Proposition 8.
American Apparel examines each part of its production process and implements ways to reuse, recycle and diminish its ecological footprint on the earth.
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Our Organic Products
At American Apparel we want to do everything we can to contribute to a clean and healthy environment. By creating organic products, our business minimizes its impact on the environment.
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Because we manufacture in the USA, we were able to distribute more than 50,000 garments to variety of Haitian relief groups within hours of the earthquake. Our employees at the factory boxed up socks, shorts, shirts and blankets which our shipping arm, Fresh Air, delivered to the Port of LA and to container ships off the coast of Florida for direct shipment into Port au Prince.
Meet Dov Charney
American Apparel founder and Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney is one of fashion's leading innovators.
American Apparel is a company concerned with human factors and our primary target market is young adults.
Clothing manufacturing is a very tough job, but we've always tried to do things differently.
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American Apparel is a publicly traded company, having completed a merger with Endeavor Acquisition Corp. on December 12, 2007.
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