I was just complaining about American Apparel shirts yesterday (and the day before...) this is a great alternative. thanks for starting this thread.
there must be something about the name "Andy" that makes a body all nice'n'helpful with the practical knowledge n'stuff.
i like fun.
i've used them. they have cool styles but aren't sweatshop free. their "cop a feel" tagline is annoying as is their a.a. wannabe catalog.
apearently they are sweatshop free
I wouldn't be surprised if the working conditions at American Appearal are really bad. I'd be pretty sure they are all hype and at the rate they have been growing and fucking things up on the retal/wholsale side of thengs i just couldn't imagine their employee relations being any better.
depends on your definition of a sweatshop i guess. i could tell you stories but i won't, at least not online. there truly is no such thing as sweatshop free.whether the factory resides in the u.s. or abroad.
Hey everyone, I'm totally new here and really really new to screen printing, so I apologise in advance for anything really obnoxiously stupid I say.
I really want to start printing some shirts up (not that I have a screenprinting kit yet), and this place seems pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. However, I can't figure out for the life of me how you order in bulk and get the discounted price. How many shirts would you have to order to get that price? I think someone in this thread said that you'd have to get 72. Is that true? Because that's a lot of shirts for a poor college student like myself to buy and try to eventually attempt to sell.
Thanks for any insight
hm. i've hassled them with a couple emails today already.Originally Posted by andydiesel
i really hate the way american a. shirts fit.. and these guys seem to have solved my two problems (too short, wide at the bottom).
but why no price breaks for a dozen or case? i don't understand that part.
exactlyOriginally Posted by Platinum Rich
Ive been to the American Apparel factory a few times and its really pretty nice. Granted, I cant compare to a Chinese garment factory or anything else, but it exceded my expectations. Lots of space, good vibe. Everyone seemed happy and hard at work. I dont really care about sweatshops anyway though, Im just glad there are more domestic jobs.
http://www.behindthelabel.org/infocus.asp?id=84Originally Posted by andydiesel
AA is all hype and i'm sick of every hipster talking about how progressive they are. they're not better than any other manufacturer, domestic factories or not. and their company is absolute shit to deal with (has anyone here ever actually made an order and had them ship the correct thing in a timely manner and not the wrong thing in 4 different shipments over a month?)