American Apparel

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American Apparel
Founded 1998
Founder(s) Dov Charney
Headquarters Los Angeles


American Apparel is a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and retailer, based in downtown Los Angeles, California. AA currently employ approximately 10,000 people globally (about 5,000 in LA), and operate more than 260 retail stores in 19 countries.

Within their business model, knitting, dyeing, cutting, sewing, photography, marketing, distribution, and design all happen in the company's facilities in Los Angeles. The company operates the largest garment factory in the United States, at a time when most apparel production has moved offshore. With our recently opened stores in China, we are now selling Made in USA clothing in the largest consumer market in the world.

American Apparel leverages art, design and technology to advance the business process, while continuing to pioneer industry standards of social and environmental responsibility in the workplace.


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