Company Background

Made With Integrity. At American Apparel we continue to ensure the high-quality garments our customers have grown to love and expect are manufactured sustainably and responsibly. As part of Gildan, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated manufacturers of basic apparel, we maintain direct visibility over our entire manufacturing process from raw fibers to the finished products.



Community Our employees around the world receive safe, healthy and fair work environments and opportunities to grow and develop. Our manufacturing facilities and contractors comply with a strict internal code of conduct, which encompasses local and international laws, including the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production’s (WRAP) set of principles and best practices in the industry. In each of our manufacturing countries, we work closely with community organizations and local governments to determine precisely where the needs are greatest and work collaboratively with them to provide the resources, support and financial assistance to make a real difference. Major areas include youth education, humanitarian aid and health. Another way that we support our communities is by hiring local talent to staff our management positions, ensuring we offer these opportunities for development to our employees.

American Apparel’s vertically integrated operating model allows us to understand all impacts across the full lifecycle of our products. We take a holistic perspective to ensure that every stage in producing our products is consistent with our values of sustainable production. From the beginning, we predominantly choose U.S. cotton, which is among the most sustainably grown and ethically harvested cotton in the world.


Sustainability is woven into everything we do. We continue to make a firm commitment to rely more on renewable energy sources.

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