Our Brand Story
American Apparel® was established in the printwear sector and became known for bringing iconic fashion basics styles into the wholesale arena. Having been acquired by Gildan® in 2017 American Apparel continues to redefine fashion basics with a portfolio of classic styles and top-quality essentials.
- California Fleece
- Cotton Spandex
- USA Collection
- Fine Jersey
- Flex Fleece
A collection where comfort and style refuse to compromise. With 92% cotton and 8% spandex, this collection offers the perfect amount of stretch for a comfortable, sleek, fashionably flattering fit. Looking good and feeling good.
This is the backbone of what American Apparel® was built on. It’s our heritage, the American icon. Eight of our most enduring classic styles. As always, they’re made with ethically harvested U.S. cotton and assembled right here in the United States of America.
This entire collection was developed around our original fashion basics tee: the 2001. A collection that holds 8 of our greatest styles in combed ring spun cotton that are made from lightweight, super-smooth signature fabric, with a fit that was once considered modern and is now classic, inclusive and universal.
These athleisure styles offer a combination of 50% polyester, 25% cotton and 25% rayon, which gives the tri-blend collection a nice heathered vintage look, total comfort. This light, extra-soft, airy fabric blend makes the knit highly breathable and perfect for sportswear. It won’t shrink as much thanks to the polyester, and it has the fit and feel of your favorite vintage tee. The best of all worlds.
The iconic white-zipper hoodie from American Apparel®. Our classic, everyday fleece made from a poly-cotton blend is medium-weight, flexible and cozy, with a soft-touch feel. It's a classic fit that wears itself almost like a tee.
This iconic vintage-athletic look is made to move and perfect for printing. With a thicker, yet somewhat light and more opaque fabric that lends support and some stretch, provides a sporty style with piping details.
A classic look can also be totally organic. Crafted from 100% organic combed ring spun cotton with GOTS-certified yarns, this T-shirt offers incredibly soft combed ring-spun softness. Looking good is looking pretty sustainable.
We created an essential collection born of an innovative poly-cotton blend that remains unchanged but just as relevant for today's market. It's your favorite cotton tee with a twist. A combination of super-fine yarn and knitting makes it a premium fabric with a light, super-soft feel. Plus, it offers a superior, cleaner surface for printing that makes this collection easy to decorate and perfect for customization.
This T-shirt is designed specifically for dye-sublimation printing while maintaining a ring-spun feel. As you know, natural cotton fibers do not react to sublimation dye when heat-pressed, unlike polyester, which is a synthetic fiber that works perfectly with sublimation dye. Sublimation allows for great photo-realistic printing.
Style & Color Guide 2021
The American Apparel® brand is one that stands for inclusiveness, equality and empowerment. More than simply representing a line of stylishly self-expressive garments, the American Apparel name also exemplifies the diverse individuality that‘s within each of us. Showcasing our timeless classics, including our top-selling favorites, The American Apparel® 2021 wholesale Style and Color guide is your key to experiencing it all.