Gildan Knows Some American Apparel Customers Don’t Care About ‘Made In USA’

When American Apparel, a brand known for making all of its clothing at factories in Los Angeles, was sold to Canadian clothing giant Gildan, it was obvious that some clothing sold under the brand would be Asian or South American Apparel instead. The company told investors this week that American Apparel will sell both U.S.-made and foreign-made merchandise. [More]


American Apparel Reportedly Starts Making Clothes In Honduras And Nicaragua

Twice-bankrupt clothing company American Apparel was known for three things: its controversial founder Dov Charney; advertising that ranged from sassy to “is this porn?”; and for making all of its merchandise in the U.S. Now that Charney is long gone and the brand has been sold to Gildan, a Canadian company not associated with any of this history, it looks like some American Apparel be coming from Central America. [More]


Possible Buyer Lined Up For One American Apparel Factory, Saving Up To 330 Jobs

Among the many unusual aspects of American Apparel’s business was that the company manufactured its clothing in the U.S. — and in Southern California, rather than a part of the country where labor and real estate is less costly. But now that the American Apparel brand has been bought by Canada’s Gildan, what’s to become of the company’s factories, which employ thousands of workers? [More]


American Apparel Hands Out Layoff Notices, Extends Bidding Period

Twice-bankrupt clothing company American Apparel is in a hurry to get itself sold. While the company had a deal in place to sell to Gildan Activewear even before filing, now it has asked the court to change the auction timetable, but without extending the bidding process as long as its creditors would prefer. [More]

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American Apparel Files For Bankruptcy (Yes, Again)

The writing has been on the wall for a while, and it seems the inevitable has finally come to pass: troubled apparel retailer American Apparel this morning filed for bankruptcy in a Delaware court. Yes, again. [More]