|Passion, innovation and|
ethical practices for the
|As a manufacturer of basic apparel,|
our company has a direct impact over the
lives of 50,000 workers around the world.
We proudly offer styles made globally
and in the USA, providing more jobs to
more people than ever before.
For the past fifteen years, American Apparel brought quality basics to consumers. Our story starts as a small wholesale business that had a commitment to deliver the best American-made t-shirt at an affordable price.
The minimalism and simplicity of our design as well as the large and original range of colors have set American Apparel as a leader not only in the wholesale business, but also in the entire garment industry.
In 1997, American Apparel arrived in Los Angeles and settled for good. As the brand grew, we embraced the Los Angeles culture that had influence on our choice of models, locations, design, collaborations, photography, and lifestyle.
More than Basics
Not only does American Apparel bring quality basics to consumers, but we also provide clothing that is both comfortable to wear and acts as the foundation for your personal style. No matter where you’re from, no matter who you are, our basics will fit.
|Globally Sourced, |
American Apparel has always believed in sweatshop free and ethically manufactured apparel. Today we’re taking our beliefs one step further by creating positive impacts for more people around the world. Our company-owned manufacturing facilities provide our employees with free onsite medical clinics. Our community investments include healthcare and education initiatives where we operate. American Apparel remains committed to building responsible practices and sustainable solutions into everything we do. Look for a “W” at the end of our style code to show that the product is globally made.
Made With Integrity.
At American Apparel we continue to ensure the high-quality garments our customers have grown to love and expect are manufactured sustainably and responsibly. As part of Gildan, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated manufacturers of basic apparel, we maintain direct visibility over our entire manufacturing process from raw fibers to the finished products.
American Apparel’s vertically integrated operating model allows us to understand all impacts across the full lifecycle of our products. We take a holistic perspective to ensure that every stage in producing our products is consistent with our values of sustainable production. From the beginning, we predominantly choose U.S. cotton, which is among the most sustainably grown and ethically harvested cotton in the world.
Our employees around the world receive safe, healthy and fair work environments and opportunities to grow and develop. Our manufacturing facilities and contractors comply with a strict internal code of conduct, which encompasses local and international laws, including the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production’s (WRAP) set of principles and best practices in the industry.
Sustainability is woven into everything we do. We continue to make a firm commitment to rely more on renewable energy sources.
In each of our manufacturing countries, we work closely with community organizations and local governments to determine precisely where the needs are greatest and work collaboratively with them to provide the resources, support and financial assistance to make a real difference. Major areas include youth education, humanitarian aid and health. Another way that we support our communities is by hiring local talent to staff our management positions, ensuring we offer these opportunities for development to our employees.