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American Apparel Cuts Controversial Founder Dov Charney Out of His Company

There was a time, around a decade ago, when American Apparel’s brand seemed to be enhanced, at least on the business side, by the pervy sensibility of its founder and charismatic leader, Dov Charney. Those days have apparently passed.

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 READ MORE



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Is 2014 the Year Demeaning Attitudes Toward Female Body Hair Will Finally Shift?

With public figures such as actress Cameron Diaz standing up for pubic hair, and American Apparel adding tufts beneath its mannequins’ underwear, scholar and Guardian writer Emer O’Toole proclaims this will be “the year of the bush.”

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 READ MORE



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American Apparel Uses the B-Word

Troubled clothing maker American Apparel—its racy ads and its CEO under fire—has announced that it may be forced to file for bankruptcy.

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 READ MORE



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American Apparel Unraveling

American Apparel, the paradoxical clothing firm that weaves together good labor practices with ridiculous acts of misogyny, is hanging by the proverbial economic thread as its stock plunges to an all-time low and industry experts begin to seriously doubt the company’s future.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Body Politics, American Apparel Style

We’ve always been a little skeeved out by the American Apparel phenomenon, what with the eco-conscious, “sweatshop free,” hipster-friendly company’s glaring omission of any sense of enlightened politics when it comes to ... (continued)

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 READ MORE


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New, Softer Approach to Illegal Workers

The immigration raids of the Bush years that have carried over into the Obama administration may be changing. The era of federal agents busting into shops and rounding up undocumented workers for deportation is being replaced by a new effort to use fines and civil sanctions, making employers responsible, rather than the workers themselves.

Posted on Jul 3, 2009 READ MORE


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Woody Allen Strips American Apparel of $5 Million

Woody Allen walked away with $5 million American Apparel dollars on Monday in a settlement of his lawsuit against the hipster-magnet clothing company. The actor-director had sued American Apparel for $10 million after the company put up billboards with an ad showing Allen dressed as a rabbi—an image taken from a scene from “Annie Hall”—without his permission.

Posted on May 18, 2009 READ MORE


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Surprise Sale for Progressive Clothing Maker

American Apparel’s controversial founder has sold the clothing company to an investment firm for $382.5 million. The company made a name for itself by manufacturing guilt-free clothes in downtown Los Angeles, where it pays workers double the minimum wage and offers them healthcare, free meals and English lessons.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006 READ MORE


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