Gotta love this post over on Consumerist wherein an anonymous tipster that works at an American Apparel store writes in to say that the notorius LA-based garmet manufacturer must’ve thrown their commitment to socially responsible practice out the window because now they’re *gasp* selling plastic flip-flops that were made in Thailand! Then AA employee Weronika Cwir steps in to put the smackdown on the gossip. If you ask me, assuming that anything made in Asia must’ve been made in a sweatshop smacks of racism, or culturism, some kind of -ism. But, as Weronika points out, everybody loves to bag on AA for something these days. Which is too bad, because I think they could stand to be scrutinized more than they have been in the past. Just not because all of your neighbors in Silverlake are doing it.
Addendum: This probably isn’t enough news to merit another whole post, so I thought I’d add here that American Apparel has also opened a store front in the MMOG Second Life. Seems strange to me, since Second Life sucks and all.