Written by Nick Heer.

American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy Protection

I sincerely hope that American Apparel pulls out of this stronger than ever before. It’s disappointing that its fortunes did not improve in the wake of tragedies at contract factories used by “fast fashion” brands. Much of my wardrobe comes from the company — I have a ridiculous number of plain white t-shirts made by AA, and I’m wearing socks and a t-shirt from them right now — and I want to keep supporting them for years to come.