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American Apparel Senior Partner Dov Charney honored for humanitarian efforts
Wearables Business
August 1, 2002

LOS ANGELES - American Apparel Senior Partner Dov Charney was recently honored by the Fashion Business Incubator, a Los Angeles based non-profit fashion organization, at its annual awards dinner for his work to provide sweatshop-free working conditions for his workers.

"We are honoring Dov for his sweatshop-free ethics, his commitment to providing a living wage for his workers, and his overall contribution to the Los Angeles apparel industry," said Fashion Business Incubator's Executive Director Frances Harder. "The mission of this organization is to work together for the benefit of the whole, and we feel that Dov's work embodies this theme."

The second annual awards and fundraising dinner, held on Saturday, June 29, took place in the New Mart building in downtown Los Angeles. Among other recipients, Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn also was honored at the event for his support of the Los Angeles apparel industry.

In business for over 10 years, American Apparel has grown into one of the most progressive, innovative and passionate T-shirt manufacturers in the country. The company is committed to producing quality garments with the highest standards. American Apparel products are marketed under three distinctive labels: Classic Girl — high quality, hip T-shirts for women; Standard American — men's line of blank T-shirts; and, Classic Baby — upscale infant/toddler blank T-shirts.

Occupying four floors and 250,000 square feet of a historic 1917 Southern Pacific Railway Building in LA, American Apparel knits, designs, cuts, sews, markets, distributes, sells and ships T-shirts from one vertical domestic unit of operation. The company has a strong web presence through its site: www.americanapparel.net.

For more information, contact the company at (213) 488-0226.