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AmericanApparel

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. --zeSto--

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    AmericanApparel

    Discussion started by --zeSto-- - Sep 4, 2003

    So I'm sure everyone has seen adds for them,
    but does anyone own any gear and want to comment on the clothes?


    mission statement:
    We are not about "made in USA". We are about American values. We believe in the American dream and want to do more for our customers and employees. We are pro-workers rights— whether in Los Angeles or anywhere in the world. We manufacture in the United States not because we are crazy flag fanatics but because it is the most vibrant T-shirt market in the world and therefore the most efficient place to manufacture our T-shirts. Our downtown Los Angeles factory, where we make 100% of our garments, is a true design lab where creative ideas, efficient manufacturing techniques and concepts for designing and selling T-shirts are developed and put to the test. A global divide exists between the haves and have-nots and too often the apparel industry has participated in the suppression of the poor. The challenge for companies, like American Apparel, is to establish new ways of doing business that are efficient and profitable without exploiting workers. As American Apparel's equity and strength grow, we promise to continually improve our product as well as the lives of our workers. Innovation and social responsibility - This is the new American Dream.


    but enough with the social commentary... an on to the girls!
    I dont know how they do it, but they find such hot 'non-model-models'.

    http://www.americanapparel.net/styles_preview/4305/image/4305_8904.jpg'>[img]http://www.americanapparel.net/styles_preview/4305/image/4305_sil_3.jpg'>

    [img]http://www.americanapparel.net/styles_preview/M304/image/m304_739.jpg'>[img]http://www.americanapparel.net/styles_preview/4377/image/4377_rb.jpg'>


    so what's the scoop on this company ?
     
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    Dirty_habiT - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    I'll give them a thumbs up for finding the hot girls, sometimes that's not the easiest thing to do.... but then again, the hot girls just "fall in your lap" sometimes too. And I'd agree, I'm all about some American made clothing that's put out by a company that's keen to keeping American's working. Good job.
     
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  3. Vanity

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    Vanity - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    just looks like another shirt for an insecure bitch to flaunt the titties.

    peachfuzz
     
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  4. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    I, for one, have absolutely no problems with this. Flaunt away you dirty, little, insecure hoes.
     
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    Coffie Crave - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    plan and simple all that teenage stuff is all the same AE , AF, old navy , Gap and npw AmericanApparel ,

    but yet it is hard for girls to find shirts that fit them good like this with the waste and all, so i dont know we would need a girls point of veiw
     
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    caL - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    http://www.americanapparel.net/styles_preview/M304/image/m304_739.jpg'>

    *gasp* :love2:
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    ^ the business ethics of the Gap and AA are totally different.
    Most Gap stuff is made in China or Bangledesh whereas AA is
    made in LA by everyday americans.

    and AA isn't really marketed to teens.
    How many teens really care about employment issues and global labour?
    Ok a few of them do... but they aren't wearing perky little tittie tops.


    speaking of perky...

    http://www.americanapparel.net/styles_preview/7319/image/7319_white_1.jpg'>
    [img]http://www.americanapparel.net/styles_preview/8301/image/hot_short_1.jpg'>

    ^ 'plug' it in!
     
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    Spike - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    But the question is, other than the models,

    WOULD YOU ROCK THE T-SHIRTS?

    I'm not a big fan of really close fitting stuff.

    Maybe it's cuz I haven't got a six-pack.
     
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    nomadawhat - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    seen the ads, the factory and now they are selling them at venice beach, which is more accesible than mail order. i would buy them if i need more shirts (they do make regular t-shirts), i wish they make some other type shits like polo;s or shorts. i know my pops ordered some after i told him about it...he's all about fair labor. wonder what he thought of them. they make dog shirts too! oh and headbands... uhhh!

    and coffin crave...wtf are you talking about??
     
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    nomadawhat - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    From http://www.organicconsumers.org/clothes/leaders.cfm



    Fair Made with Some Organic Cotton and Other Eco-friendly Fibers:

    American Apparel
    747 Warehouse St. Los Angeles CA. 90021
    213-488-0226
    http:// www.americanapparel.net
    info@americanapparel.net

    American Apparel, a pioneer in sweatshop free clothing made in the USA, is the largest garment factory in the US with nearly 1000 employees working at one location. Garment workers make above $10/hour on average, while experienced workers can top $15/hour. The company offers excellent benefits unheard of in the apparel industry. Everyone has access to free massages, English and Spanish classes, immigration services, and a mobile health clinic, which visits once a week. Furthermore, health care and dental insurance is provided for all employees and their children. The company also is creating a paid vacation and on-site day care program. On the environmental front, American Apparel has partnered with Environmental Textiles, to recycle all of its cutting and fiber scraps. That amounts to over thirty-thousand pounds a week of cotton cuttings that would otherwise be dumped in landfills. They are currently in the process of developing their first organic line of clothing and aim to become 100% pesticide free in the near future.
     
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    the_gooch - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    american apparel has some cool shit for girls, and their shit is good quality. the guys shit i haven't checked out, since they don't have much of a selection.

    i think their stuff is mainly sold as blanks for clothing companies to run stuff on (this is why i use them).


    and the girls that model for them are dope!
     
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    Swiffer Jet - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    fuck the brands that are fucking the people
     
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    metallix - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    http://www.iisg.nl/exhibitions/affiche/met/e05-597.jpg'>


    fuck corporations who fuck capitalism, they won't last a day.

    in the age of globalization local labor markets are useless when you can access cheap labor. shipping it usually costs more then production.
     
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    Sarah Tonin - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    i had a tribal shirt along time ago made by them. nice fit.
     
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    Godzirra - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    Looks to me like they pay their models in heroine.
     
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