That Was Quick: American Apparel Emerges from Chapter 11

The CEO of American Apparel Paula Schneider says, “This is the start of a new day at American Apparel.” This is in regards to them (as expected) exiting Chapter 11 Bankruptcy at the end of last week. So ends any value to stock that was held and they are now a privately held company, American Apparel LLC. You can read the American Apparel press release
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Nice Guys Finish Shirts

So, we all get asked to fold and bag shirts on occasion. For us, it might only be once a month or so… which does not necessitate purchasing a folding machine. When we do get asked, we are usually being asked to fold thousands of shirts however. Trying to get a floppy shirt into a bag and look decent was a challenge I was destined
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Response to Brandchannel.com’s Advice to Dov Charney

There is an interesting article at brandchannel.com about Dov Charney, now that he appears to be permanently ousted from the company he started, American Apparel. They report that an investment firm may back him in starting a new garment company. Their advice is basically don’t be bitter and grow up. Not bad advice I suppose…but they must not know Dov. The man has no edit
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American Apparel To Move On Without Dov Charney – Bankruptcy Judge Rules

The New York Times has reported that a bankruptcy judge in the American Apparel bankruptcy reorganization case has ruled out Dov Charney’s 11th hour appeal for a different plan and this will leave Señor Charney out of the company on all levels. The Times reported however, “The judge expressed sympathy for Mr. Charney. “I have no doubt that he wants the best for American Apparel,” Judge
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ISS Long Beach Giveaway!

The Ink Kitchen is so psyched about the ISS Long Beach show that we’re running a giveaway on our Facebook page from January 22-26. Check out the details on Facebook (click on the title to expand this post and then on the image below) and leave a comment on which prize you’re hoping to win.

American Apparel Declares Bankruptcy – Relax

The New York Times this morning is reporting that American Apparel has filed for bankruptcy. It always is a scary word, this “bankruptcy,” but at least two big equipment manufacturers and one big garment company in our industry have gone through it and come out as very strong companies afterward. There really should different words, but instead we have the chapters of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to
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American Apparel: Dov Charney’s Comeback?

Bloomberg News is reporting a possible take-over bid of American Apparel by a group that would re-install Mr. Dov Charney as CEO (and resident irreverent creative dude.) The group making the offer is led by Chad Hagan who says of American Apparel and Charney: “American Apparel is a proven viable business model that needs to be scaled from a sales point of view and should not
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