American Apparel

Ethical clothing company not so ethical actually.

The confusing thing about Charney is his combination of out-of-control carnality and progressive social liberation. One industry insider calls him an \”odious character about whom I have heard nothing but bad things, particularly concerning his recruitment techniques and the way he treats female employees\”. There is, he adds, a \”certain over-reliance on oral sex during interviews over assessing their retail experience\”.

On the other hand, Charney is passionate about liberalising immigration policies, paying a fair wage, refusing to outsource manufacturing, and workers\’ rights. Virtually all of the company\’s manufacturing, distribution and retail is done in-house in downtown LA, by employees – the majority of whom are immigrants – who are paid more than twice the minimum wage, offered low-cost, full-family healthcare, and allowed free international phone calls during work hours.

Oh, and it\’s going bust.

7 comments on “American Apparel

  1. ‘ There is, he adds, a “certain over-reliance on oral sex during interviews over assessing their retail experience”.’

    Quote of the week surely!

  2. The author is obviously a complete idiot if he cannot recognise a simple form of liberalism (or perhaps libertarianism in this case). There is no contradiction between despising restrictions on the behaviour of the individual by things like immigration laws and other restrictions on the behaviour of other individuals by laws against oral sex, even at interviews.

    The man might have been a shit but he was clearly a consistent shit.

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