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Posted: 2/9/2006 3:10:10 PM EDT
American Apparel

They make basic, logo-free shirts and such.

I picked up a few of their white t-shirts to use a undershirts, and I'll post a report in a few weeks.

Here's a story:
www.americanapparel.net/presscenter/articles/20050900inc.html

Not everybody here will see eye-to-eye with this founder, but he sound like a cool dude. The Inc. article is a great read if you're into business-improvement type stuff.



I had just read a New York Times article that largely praised the retail stores but took exception with what the reporter felt was an unnecessary flaunting of sex; in particular, she questioned the use of porn magazine covers as decoration outside of the dressing rooms. I ask Charney what he thinks.

"Look, the Oui magazines aren't going to be there forever. In fact, we're already taking them down." He chuckles. "We're putting up Playgirl instead just to f—– with people."

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:17:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:19:19 PM EDT
yeah, he gives to lib groups and listed previously on their website that their business was a "capitalist / socialist hybrid" (reference since removed).

No thanks.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:20:16 PM EDT
Worth noting that American Apparel has the highest paid apparel workers in the US and provides them with great benefits, a good/safe environment, etc and does so w/o unions.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:20:22 PM EDT
Isn't Carhartt still mostly USA made?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:01:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cahill:
Isn't Carhartt still mostly USA made?



Jacket: Made in USA
Pants: Assembled in Mexico of US components
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:05:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
American Apparel

They make basic, logo-free shirts and such.

I picked up a few of their white t-shirts to use a undershirts, and I'll post a report in a few weeks.

Here's a story:
www.americanapparel.net/presscenter/articles/20050900inc.html

Not everybody here will see eye-to-eye with this founder, but he sound like a cool dude. The Inc. article is a great read if you're into business-improvement type stuff.



I had just read a New York Times article that largely praised the retail stores but took exception with what the reporter felt was an unnecessary flaunting of sex; in particular, she questioned the use of porn magazine covers as decoration outside of the dressing rooms. I ask Charney what he thinks.

"Look, the Oui magazines aren't going to be there forever. In fact, we're already taking them down." He chuckles. "We're putting up Playgirl instead just to f—– with people."




They make a Tyvek jacket. Which is about as warm as a trashbag.

I guess you will atleast know that you will be protected from most chemicals...

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:15:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:23:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
A girl wearing manish looking whitey tighties with a pee pee hole would make me a little nervous...



well, I knew the fashion sde of it woudn't fly here...they don't make anything in Realtree.

It's the business part of it that is interesting.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:41:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:51:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 4:52:40 PM EDT by Trey-W]

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

It's the business part of it that is interesting.




+1

Looks to be aimed at the "metrosexual" market though.
There is one in Tech Square in atlanta at Georgia Tech. It just opened recently, but its in the same store that cannot keep a business more than a couple months. Georgia Tech doesnt have too much of a "metrosexual" market. Every other store is thriving though. Hopefully this one will, for the sake of uhhh.. Tyvek jackets.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:58:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 5:00:00 PM EDT by warlord]

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Worth noting that American Apparel has the highest paid apparel workers in the US and provides them with great benefits, a good/safe environment, etc and does so w/o unions.


I would agree. My MIL WORKED as a one of those people, that was sewing at home as subcontractor. They paid them by the piece, but essentially they worked for below the prevailing minimum wage, but she did have a job. That family managed to buy a house by scrimping and saving and put 4 children thru college, one of them being my wife. But she worked hard. If the contracting company found any substandard, they would have her to make it again "rip it apart" and sew again, but back then they had zero benefits, retirement, holidays, medical.

But today, I think that type of work at home is essentially outlawed in Calif.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:23:03 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:24:54 PM EDT
I find myself looking more and more for "MADE IN USA" tags on products. I don't mind paying a little extra knowing the stuff I have is American made.
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