747 Warehouse St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90021 United States
Russell 2000 (June 2013)
American Apparel wants you to be hip and comfortable inside and out. It designs and makes logo-free T-shirts, tanks, yoga pants, and more for men, women, and children -- and does it all from its California factory, rather than exporting labor overseas. Brands include Classic Girl, Standard American, Classic Baby, and Sustainable Edition, among others. American Apparel runs 250-plus retail stores in 20 countries. Known for its no-sweat factory and the fair treatment of its workers (including up to $19-an-hour for manufacturers), American Apparel was teetering on the brink of insolvency until it received strategically timed funding. Its controversial Canadian CEO Dov Charney founded American Apparel in 1998.