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American Apparel bankruptcy felt by student employees

American Apparel bankruptcy felt by student employees

In November, Augustina Chakma read an article that her employer, American Apparel, was declaring bankruptcy. Chakma, a fourth-year retail management student, had worked at the American Apparel on Queen Street West since her first year at Ryerson. But now, her university job will come to an end. The Los Angeles retailer filed for its second bankruptcy on Nov. 14, following […]

by Laura Woodward· · News, Off Campus
An American Apparel storefront in 2009 (William Murphy / Creative Commons)

Ryerson ditches American Apparel, gets new clothing supplier for branded merchandise

Ryerson has a new clothing supplier for its branded merchandise. The change comes after at least two years of working with supplier American Apparel, which some faculty members took issue with over what they said are sexist advertising policies. In past years, university faculty and staff have worn Ryerson-branded American Apparel T-shirts at the annual Ontario Universities Fair (OUF). In […]

by Madeline Smith· · News, On Campus
‘Sexist’ ads behind push for new clothing source

‘Sexist’ ads behind push for new clothing source

  The university will look into sourcing staff clothing from another distributor after a contract with American Apparel sparked a protest over the company’s “sexist” ads. Ryerson’s registrar has confirmed that the school is exploring other suppliers for this year’s T-shirts, due to “an issue” with American Apparel. Charmaine Hack, the university registrar, wrote in an email to The Ryersonian […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · Fashion, Media, News, On Campus, students
Omran Asrar, 3rd year business technology student. (Sidney Cohen/Ryersonian)

How much do Rye students care about the clothes on their back?

Faculty members are calling on administration to stop sourcing Ryerson-branded clothing from American Apparel for what they said were the company’s sexist ads. As reported by The Ryersonian on Wednesday, professors voiced their concerns after faculty representatives at the Ontario Universities Fair were asked to wear American Apparel T-shirts with Ryerson’s logo while promoting the school. We asked Ryerson students what they think about when […]

by sidneyhannah.cohen· · News
The American Apparel store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. (Wikimedia commons)

Faculty members call to stop business with American Apparel goes unanswered

At least 18 faculty members are calling on Ryerson to stop sourcing Ryerson-branded clothing from American Apparel because of what they call the company’s sexist advertising. In the email that started it all, Joyce Smith, an associate professor in the journalism department, voiced her grievance with the company, saying its advertising “ranges from tasteless to semi-pornographic.” Emails have been circulating […]

by sidneyhannah.cohen· · News, Top stories
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