American Apparel

American Apparel Turns to Crowdsourcing for Product Ideas

Photo by Saul Loeb for AFP/Getty Images Can crowdsourcing prop up a flagging brand? American Apparel sure hopes so. The beleaguered Los Angeles retailer, which recently suggested that…

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American Apparel May Not Stay "American" Much Longer

After a turbulent couple of years that saw the ouster of founder Dov Charney, bankruptcy filings, multiple store closures, and at least 500 layoffs, American Apparel may start…

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American Apparel's Workers Want It to Strip "Sweatshop-Free" From Advertising

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock American Apparel needs to stop promoting itself as “sweatshop-free,” according to a coalition of workers who make clothes for Los…

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7 Eco-Friendly Raincoats to Weather April Showers

CAPED CRUSADER Designed by the Providence-based company that bears the same name, Cleverhood is a high-performance rain cape manufactured in the Northeast from waterproof yet breathable…

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American Apparel Stirs Up Controversy With "Made in Bangladesh" Ad

American Apparel’s latest ad does what the controversial retailer does best: objectifying semi-naked women for the sake of pushing merchandise. Never mind that its “made in…

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14 Eco-Friendly—And Vegan!—Women's Sweaters to Chase the Chill

SHAPE-SORTER All Knitwear’s Annie Larson designs, knits, and assembles every one of eclectic sweater designs to order in her home studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her patterned…

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Team U.S.A's Olympic Uniform Controversy: A Complete Timeline

As Ralph Lauren’s controversial Team U.S.A uniforms make their first public appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony in London, a timeline of the brouhaha. July 10: Ralph…

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American Apparel CEO Admits He's Not Making Russia's Olympic Uniforms

Looks like American Apparel’s CEO, Dov Charney, misread his memo. A week after the story broke that American Apparel would be manufacturing Russia’s official 2014 winter…

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American Apparel in Talks to Design 2014 Olympic Uniforms for...Russia?

U.S. athletes won’t be the only ones brandishing the “Made in the U.S.A” label at the 2014 Winter Olympics. An unlikely champion has emerged in the form of another…

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Dare To Go There: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Mix Neons With Prints

We saw it all over the runways at last season’s Fashion Week: neon colors and prints; but what if you dared to pair these two trends together? Have no fear, it can totally be done.…

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14 Eco-Friendly Raincoats for Tackling April Showers in Style

INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH Stutterheim’s unisex raincoat isn’t just a classic Swedish design, it’s also handmade in one of the nation’s few remaining textile factories.…

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American Apparel x eBay, Puma's Nontoxic Pledge, Kenya's First GM Cotton

American Apparel will be launching an eBay storefront in September as part of the beleaguered label’s strategy to expand distribution beyond its own stores. (WWD) Responding to a…

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American Apparel's "Creative Reuse" Initiative Leaves No Scrap Behind

There are only so many gold lamé bodysuits and high-waisted nylon-spandex panties you can snip from a bolt of fabric. For the scraps that tumble onto the cutting-room floor,…

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Starre Vartan, Author of "The Eco-Chick Guide to Life"

For years, Starre Vartan lived life at the speed of light. The author, editor, and stylist pursued an MFA at Columbia University, blogged at Eco-Chick, published a book, and helped…

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