American Apparel

U.S. Olympic Uniforms Made in China, Lawmakers React
July 16, 2012

Last week it was revealed that the U.S. Olympic Team's uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, are being manufactured in China. Several senators are now proposing legislation that will require future sponsors to make the team's clothing in America.

What American Apparel Can Teach Google About Making Products in America
June 29, 2012

Google and American Apparel have little in common, besides Google's recent move to make a product in America, something the hip clothing chain has done forever. In a move to make itself look more conscientious than Apple, Google has opted to manufacture its new streaming media device, the Nexus Q, here in the USA. Unlike American Apparel, whose products comes from a Los Angeles factory, for Google, this is an experiment. "We've been absent for so long, we decided, 'Why don't we try it and see what happens?'" Andy Rubin, who heads Android for Google, told The New York Times.

Editor’s Picks: The 411 on Leggings
June 13, 2012

I love almost everything about the ‘80s. I was born in 1980. I love new wave and synthpop. I’m obligated to love movies like “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Howard the Duck” and “Dirty Dancing.” And, while I still have a genuine love for jellies (in every glitter-infused color), I suppose I also have to defend other staples of ‘80s fashion.

American Apparel Announces Comparable Store Sales Increased 19 Percent
June 1, 2012

American Apparel announced preliminary comparable sales for the period May 1, 2012 through May 26, 2012. The company reported that for the period May 1, 2012 to May 26, 2012, comparable store sales increased 19 percent, including a 19 percent increase in comparables store sales for its retail store channel and an 18 percent increase in net sales for its online channel.

Baby Steps Lead to Big Sales in Infant Apparel
May 17, 2012

There's a new epidemic spreading throughout Hollywood-many celebrities have caught baby fever (and to the best of my knowledge this has nothing to do with 50 Shades of Grey). 

American Apparel Closes Factory to March For Immigration Reform
May 4, 2012

On May 1, 2012, several rallies and protests occurred in Los Angeles to recognize the contributions workers are making to the country and to protest for better working conditions, fair pay and immigration reform.

American Apparel, which has long advocated for comprehensive immigration reform and criticized the apartheid-like treatment of undocumented workers, closed its factory for several hours May 1 so its workers could join the march and related pro-worker activities.