American Apparel Sale bargain – organic cotton dress
July 31, 2008 by greenmystyle
American Apparel is fast becoming a staple label in the wardrobes of trendy young urbanites who clamour for its brightly coloured leggings and pseudo-porn bikinis in an Eighties vibe that they’d avoid like plastic bags had they been there the first time around.
Being neither particularly trendy and definitely not young, what I like best about American Apparel is its green credentials. Ok, the company is far from perfect, but for starters, the manufacturing process is infamously sweatshop free with all items made in its LA factory. Workers are paid twice the minimum wage and get a range of perks, from onsite massage to subsidised lunches. Read more about this here.
The kindest items in American Apparel are possibly the organic ranges, if you want to ratchet up your green purchasing a notch or two, which is always a good idea. I scanned its website today and spotted this 100% organic brushed cotton babyrib dress, from the Sustainable Edition, which is on sale exclusively online at a Sale price of £14, down from £18.
Okay, the model in this image looks about 12-years-old, but don’t let that put you off. American Apparel’s organic range of knickers and vests is sexier than the average eco lingerie, and also well worth a look.