Passion, innovation & ethical practices for the clothing industry. That's American Apparel. American Apparel is a leading basics brand for young adults and people of all ages, with both wholesale and retail divisions globally. The company is known for cutting-edge advertising and product branding. Its "Made in Downtown LA" operations have contributed to significant brand awareness and a cult status worldwide. American Apparel uses a vertically integrated business model which minimizes the use of sub-contractors and offshore labor. Knitting, dyeing, sewing, photography, marketing, distribution, and design all happen in our facilities in Los Angeles. We operate in 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space - the equivalent of 26 American football fields. Our garments are American-made, from start to finish. Our factory is the largest sewing facility in Notrh America, employing 4,500 skilled workers. And of course we visit our sewing factory every single day, because we work there. Integrating manufacturing, distribution and creative under one roof increases our efficiency. Proximity simplifies. Our garment workers are the highest paid in the world. They can earn in excess of $30,000 annually while receiving comprehensive healthcare and benefits. Our garments are created by fairly-paid professionals who make a living doing what they do and take pride in the fact. We are committed to reinvesting profits and time into supporting human rights for all. Our primary initiatives over the years have aimed to educate people about immigration reform and LGBTQ rights as our workforce is directly impacted by discriminatory and short-sighted legislation in these areas. In 2015, we worked diligently with Human Rights Campaign Foundation and California Community Foundation to impact real change. In the process, we also gained a 100% corporate equality score. We are passionate about social responsibility. It's built in our company DNA. We are the largest clothing manufacturer in North America.