Investing In The Future
Manufacturing in America requires risk taking and long-term investment. We think it’s well worth it. The apparel industry’s reliance on low wages cannot be sustained over time, ethically or ﬁscally. As labor and transportation costs increase worldwide, exploitation will not only be morally offensive, it will not even be ﬁnancially viable. For us, American manufacturing is not a trend – we’ve been doing it since the day our company began in Los Angeles ﬁfteen years ago. We are extremely proud of our model, which provides thousands of good jobs both domestically and internationally. American Apparel’s current head count is 6,000 in Los Angeles, with an additional 5,000 working at our stores worldwide.
The employees of American Apparel thank you for your support.