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As Expected, American Apparel Files Bankruptcy, Reorganization Plans

In Reports, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Los Angeles—It appeared inevitable: after failing to make a profit or turnaround sales and operations since 2009, American Apparel Inc. filed today for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and revealed a reorganization plan that would keep its retail and made-in-USA manufacturing facilities open. Under the agreement reached with its most secured …

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Factory Workers Claim Harassment at American Apparel

In Reports, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Los Angeles—A skirmish between factory workers and the new executive regime at American Apparel has apparently erupted this week with workers charging harassment and physical intimidation at the retailer’s manufacturing facility here. With the support of Hermandad Mexicana, an immigrant’s rights advocacy non-profit, factory workers of American Apparel have united …

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American Apparel Names Paula Schneider as CEO, Terminates Dov Charney

In Reports, What's New, People by Accessories Staff

Los Angeles—It’s official, Dov Charney, founder/former president/ceo at American Apparel has been terminated “for cause in accordance with the terms of his employment agreement.” The announcement came from the company’s board of directors who named veteran fashion executive Paula Schneider as chief executive officer, effective January 5, 2015. Scott Brubaker, …