If you've been in the store lately or have placed an online order you may have noticed that our tees are a little different..
That's because we are no longer carrying American Apparel tees. We made this decision based on the fact that American Apparel was bought out by Gildan last year and all production has been moved to Gildan factories outside of the United States. Not wanting to stand by a company that no longer supports non-sweatshop work environments we began our search for a new tee that was up to par.
Then we found *drumroll*
Los Angeles Apparel
Los Angeles Apparel was founded in 2016 and currently employees 350 individuals. Not only is this company completely US based (in South Central Los Angeles) and sourced but they have a lot of awesome values.
We wanted our shirts to not only be something you feel good in but something you feel good about so the values Los Angeles Apparel encompasses really hit home for us.
This company is all about providing their employees with living wages and employee ownership.
Not only are the workers treated like actual people but the materials used to create the shirts are also all sustainably sourced. Organic cotton, recycled cotton, and environmentally consciously harvested cotton are all used. Los Angeles Company also dyes and processes all of the textiles in California (which has some of the strictest protection rules on textile dying and production). So you can feel confident that any shirt you put on did not impose harm on the environment
Hi everyone! My name is Megan Lopez and I am a Senior at Florida State University. I am majoring in Retail Merchandising and Product Development. I am an intern at Olde Fields and plan to come here and ramble about all the awesome things going on in our store and the surrounding Gaines street community! Stop by every week to see whats going on in the neighborhood!