Clothes may make the man, but man makes clothes dance in embarrassing Congo lines, roll in the mud, and snuggle with shedding golden retrievers according to his omnipotent whims. Exert control over sartorial charges in style with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of in-store merchandise at the American Apparel outlet store at Round Rock Premium Outlets.
At its massive garment works in downtown Los Angeles, American Apparel designs, knits, cuts, dyes, and sews an eclectic lineup of stylish, well-fitting fashion basics. Feed a hungry closet with a chic cornucopia of comfortable classics, such as the stalwart 2X1 rib tank ($10.50) or mid-length T ($15.50). Meshwear will introduce fashionable femmes to familiar pieces recast in new fabrics and colors, such as a micro-mesh bodysuit ($18) or micro-mesh capri legging ($21). For the winter months or long summer staring contests with obstinate air conditioners, American Apparel also packs outerwear, such as the men's polka dot flex fleece zip hoody ($31).
A socially responsible vertically integrated production model and a systematic aversion to waste allow American Apparel to staff its sweatshop-free facility with thousands of smile-wearing workers while keeping its prices low and its environmental impact to a minimum.
The iconic fashion label American Apparel is known for adorning stylish customers with classic fashion basics. It's also known for edgy advertisements that display natural, unretouched beauty.
But what many don't know about the brand is that it's an American company in every sense. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in downtown Los Angeles or within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every T-shirt, bodysuit, and pair of leggings is made in a sweatshop-free environment by workers who earn a fair wage.
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.