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Friday 28 March 2014
Fashion Featured Opinion

is american apparel’s latest campaign exploiting garment workers?

April Glover
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US clothing brand, American Apparel is no stranger to controversy, but the retailer’s latest campaign featuring a Bangladesh-born model with the words ‘Made in Bangladesh‘ sprawled across her bare chest has raised a few eyebrows, and sparked a lot of misguided criticism. The marketing scandal portrays a culturally-conflicting image of an exotic, Bangladeshi-American woman in…
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Sunday 19 January 2014
News

in brief: pubic hair a selling point for american apparel

Danielle Scoins
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American clothing retailer American Apparel has creating quite the stir with its latest in-store marketing strategy. The controversial campaign has the store’s window displays in New York City using mannequins with clearly noticeable pubic hair. Naturally the move has drawn much attention, and with it a mixed reaction. According to an interview with the Huffington…
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Friday 18 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 18.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Artist who designed the American Apparel ‘period power’ t shirt gets her Instagram account deleted. Petra Collins, the artist who designed the now infamous American Apparel ‘period power’ t shirt that we were all talking about a few weeks ago, has had her Instagram account deleted because body regulation. In classic social media anti-woman-censorship, Collins’…
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Wednesday 9 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 09.10.13

Ruby Grant
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What do you think of this: American Apparel ‘Period Power’ T shirt? American Apparel has collaborated with artist, Petra Collins, and produced this T-shirt featuring a graphic illustration of a woman masturbating while her vagina oozes blood. Collins is known for her work that explores feminine sexuality and teen girl culture, with half the proceeds…
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Monday 19 December 2011
Culture

working girls, show us a picture: you gotta look the part

Emma Koehn
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I’m stumbling through a chain store in the thick of late night shopping. Katy Perry’s voice pours through unseen speakers, stands of accessories jump out at me from thin air. Mirrors are fixed to the walls in a way that makes you slightly nauseous, with multiple copies of yourself staring back at you from behind…
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Friday 14 October 2011
Opinion

update on nancy upton and american apparel

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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It turns out Nancy Upton got flown out to visit American Apparel and their studios, as well as a photo shoot. She talks about it on her tumblr. Except, she can’t really talk about the entire thing. She had video footage at some stage, but the PR person asked if they could approve any video…
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Sunday 2 October 2011
Fashion

american apparel

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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American Apparel, a company that has engaged in some shady practices (including having a CEO who is incredibly gross, sexist and demeaning towards women — in this excerpt from an interview with a woman journalist, he proceeded to masturbate in front of her — link), decided to stoop to a new low when they came…
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