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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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I Ran for Vice President and All I Got Was This $150K Wardrobe

Did the Republican National Committee splash out a staggering $150,000 since early September to get Sarah Palin all spiffed up for the campaign trail? And if she and John McCain don’t win the election, does Palin get to keep all those versatile and stylish career separates? Updated

Posted on Oct 22, 2008 READ MORE


Credibility Gap

Clothing companies and the consumers who buy their products tend to feign ignorance when it’s revealed that those products are a bargain because they were made by 10-year-old slaves. That’s certainly the case with Gap, which says it was unaware of the sweatshop in New Delhi, India, where children were recently found toiling under deplorable conditions to create clothes bearing the Gap Kids logo.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007 READ MORE


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Fessing Up to Those Tiny Employees

In this satirical news brief, the Onion envisions a world where marketing and exploitation meet. What if clothing companies that depend on abusive labor practices were honest about it?

Posted on May 10, 2007 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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AP / Amy Sancetta

STORY FALSE: Iran Eyes Badges for Jews, Christians? STORY FALSE.

Editor’s note: The newspaper that originally ran this report has now retracted it and printed an apology.

In retrospect, Truthdig should never have linked to this story. We should have realized that its sourcing was highly suspect.

 

Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


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