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4 Reasons To Shop American Apparel

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You already know American Apparel makes great basics, comfy hoodies, and high-waisted skirts. But now there's a better reason to shop there. The company prides itself on sweatshop-free, eco-friendly, fashionably sustainable manufacturing.

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1) American Apparel models may get all the attention, but the real heroes are the more than 10,000 workers behind the seams in LA. They produce more than one million garments every week, making it the largest clothing manufacturer in North America.

2) American Apparel is committed to giving its workers good pay and a better life. Factory employees earn more in a day than overseas workers do in a month and enjoy in-house yoga, Zumba, and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes.

3) Team work makes the dream work. Every single garment is made by a sewing crew. These pencil jeans, for instance, were touched and perfected by 86 hands before they were ready to wear.

4) Of course, not every scrap of material becomes someone's new favourite T-shirt. Fortunately, even textile waste gets a second chance at life. Nearly 100% is recycled.