• Rumour: American Apparel To Outsource Manufacturing
  • Posted 27 months ago by staff · culture · 22382 Views
  • In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dov Charney - the founder of American Apparel - said that due to increased pressure to produce cheaper clothes they might have to start outsourcing some of their manufacturing work to overseas.

    This would be a full 180 for the brand's business model, which has always been about promoting American workmanship and employing Americans at their vertically integrated LA factory. Nothing is confirmed yet so we'll keep you up to date!

    www.americanapparel.net

    • Well, paying ?44 for a wafer-thin hoody that splits in a few wears was getting a bit too much to bear....
    • Alex Posted 27 months ago · -3 Reply
    • better change their name to chinese apparel then.
    • eric Posted 27 months ago · 9 Reply
    • I agree with Alex...
    • Adriana Posted 27 months ago · 6 Reply
    • Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    • Brent W Posted 27 months ago · -1 Reply
    • can't say i'm surprised. their shit is so overpriced for what it is. what's so bad about making stuff in china anyway??
    • craig Posted 27 months ago · 4 Reply
    • Havent they gone bust already!??
    • Scott L. Posted 27 months ago · 5 Reply
    • i think AA are a slowly sinking ship. they peaked, what, 4 or 5 years ago, and since they've been changing the brand to try and match trends rather than hone anything individual. if they'd spent more time improving their product quality and less time checking blogs then maybe things would be different. i used to own a lot of AA stuff but most of it's now on ebay because i discovered real clothes.
    • LM Posted 27 months ago · 15 Reply
  • Do-Ho Suh: Fallen Star
  • 27 months ago · Art & Design · 7 Comments · 10730 Views
  • An exciting and extraordinary new project by the famous Korean artist Do-Ho Suh has just opened at San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering. The precariously positioned house sculpture is a permanent addition to the building and has been seven years in the making, costing a total...
  • Ariel Pink Announce New Album
  • 27 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 3909 Views
  • LA-based band Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have confirmed that their new album is going to be released on 21 August, 2012 (20 August for the UK) via 4AD. Named Mature Themes, the record is apparently what Ariel Rosenberg "wanted to make back when I made Before Today, but couldn't...
  • Battersea Power Station Sold
  • 27 months ago · culture · 2 Comments · 7897 Views
  • One of London's most recognisable buildings - the defunct Battersea Power Station - has finally been sold. After going on the market for the first time back in February a buyer has decided to take it on, paying 400 million for the privilege. The power station was first built in...
  • A.P.C. Resort Autumn 2013 Collection
  • 27 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 2513 Views
  • A.P.C. have released their 2013 Resort Collection, which is made up from t-shirts, classic fitting shirts, slim pants, and lightweight sweaters and outwear. As you might expect from the elegant Parisian label, each piece is minimally styled with block colours (mainly pastels) and...