Catch a glimpse of daily life inside American Apparel. These slideshows require a high-bandwidth connection and Adobe Flash Player.
LA Workers. Summer 2009.
Morris' Car, Dov's Dad, Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite. Shot 1969.
Dov's Cat, Poussy. Shot 1969.
Legalize Gay Silk Screening Preparation at the Factory.
Pts. 1 and 2
Ads from the Past
Iris and Marsha at the Factory Flea Market
Wearing the Emergency Jacket, the Disco Pant, Side Zipper Pant and Velour Raglan.
Malibu Store Employee
Machines in storage at 747 Warehouse St., American Apparel's main factory
The Factory (2th Floor)
The Factory (5th Floor)
Dov's mother, Sylvia, listening to
Dov talk (2007)
4th and 5th of July Flea Market at the American Apparel Factory in Los Angeles
My friend, Eric Ribner's kids, Ian and Sophia.
Eric was my freshman roommate. -Dov
Hedkayce writing emails
Advertisements From the Past.
Presenting Dyeing and Finishing facility #2, at Garden Grove, California.
Presenting Dyeing and Finishing Facility #1 in Hawthorne, CA.
Presenting Knitting Facility #2, in Garden Grove, CA.
Tic-Tac-Toe brands (maker of our Hartwick shoes) have been manufacturing shoes, boots and slippers from their Gloverville, New York factory for long enough to understand what it means to make premium quality footwear (four generations worth).
Options for Harlem storefront brick graphic
Crazy Garment Dyeing
A magic moment. Las Vegas, Nevada trade show.
Dov Charney, CEO, in the Italian fashion and art magazine, PIG.
Dov and his maternal grandmother, Rachel Safdie (maiden name Esses).
AA Garment Dyeing
American Apparel does sewing at 3 factories, has 2 fabric dye houses, a fully functional garment dye operation, and its own knit facility.
Costa Mesa OC3
Maria Depilar (sewing sleeve hems) and Maria Argueta (preparing sleeves).
They work at Factory #2 in Southgate, Los Angeles.
Maria De Leon is a Shoulder Tape operator in a T-shirt team.
She sews over 2,000 pairs of sleeves per day. She works at Factory #2 in Southgate, Los Angeles.
Wiener Fuentez. Cutting Dept. Factory #2. Southgate, Los Angeles.
Cutting Dept. Factory #2. Southgate, Los Angeles.
Dov, Self Portraits
In the fitting room of the Claremont, CA store. Summer 2008.
Dov's Self Portraits
New York City October 2008
Dov working on various construction projects
1975-78, when he was 7-9 years old, using leftover materials found in his architect father's home/office.
American Apparel's In-House Machine Shop
Our team of mechanics service and maintain the thousands of machines that are used throughout the factory.
American Apparel July 20, 1992
Holiday lunch for employees at the factory headquarters.
Meet our Security Team.
Courtesy of Homeboy Industries.
Meet more people from the factory
American Apparel Dye House
Our brand-new dye house where we now dye, finish and dry 1/3 of our total fabric volume.
Made in Downtown LA—Vertically Integrated Manufacturing