The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand—despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase—is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
Signature Service: Medical-grade skin care treatments
Brands Used: Glymed Plus, Skin Script
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Arrive 5–10 minutes before scheduled appointment to ensure time for intake paperwork
Artistry Medical Aesthetics' technicians improve skin tone with special products and remove hair with lasers, but they start every treatment with something a little more low-tech: a complimentary foot wash. "This allows for the aesthetician and the patient to get comfortable with one other and discuss specific skin care and laser concerns," says the COO of the studio. This bit of human touch is an important first step at Artistry, helping the client relax and to take a bigger role in their treatment—beginning with a conversation. It's something the aestheticians here are proud to offer, in addition to waxing, chemical peels, and eyelash extensions.
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