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America's Last Major Selvage Denim Factory Is Closing America's Last Major Selvage Denim Factory Is Closing

The last American selvage denim factory, the Cone Denim White Oak Plant in Greensboro, North Carolina, will be shutting its doors.

American Apparel Is Effectively Over, Sold At Auction to Canadian Company for $88 Million  American Apparel Is Effectively Over, Sold At Auction to Canadian Company for $88 Million 

The charred remains of long-embattled retailer American Apparel were bought at auction for $88 million by Canada’s Gildan Activewear, which plans to close its 110 remaining U.S. stores and shutter its Los Angeles manufacturing facilities. At its height in 2007, American Apparel was valued at nearly $1 billion, and…

Some Etsy Sellers Are Worried Etsy Will Become Full of Factory Products Some Etsy Sellers Are Worried Etsy Will Become Full of Factory Products

When they're not getting in trouble for allowing the sale of t-shirts that promote rape, Etsy seems like a pretty good place to work and buy from. But some of their vendors are upset because of new set of rules that allow people to use outside manufacturers to produce their products, making things totally less…

Did IKEA Once Use East German Political Prisoners to Make Its Sofas? Did IKEA Once Use East German Political Prisoners to Make Its Sofas?

The thought of IKEA brings up complex emotions in many of us. On the one hand, their furniture is affordable and reasonably attractive, and always seems to fit that spot where you need a shelf. On the other hand, wandering aimlessly through their giant stores is a special kind of retail hell, their furniture tends to…

The Gadget Camp For Girls The Gadget Camp For Girls

This particular summer camp isn't a place to debate the iPhone versus the Droid — it's a hands-on camp to get girls interested in engineering and manufacturing, a field in which only a quarter of the workers are women. Profiled in The Times today, the sixteen-girl camp, made up mostly of girls from low-income…

Wrapped Up Wrapped Up

You know what must get old? Telling people you work at a condom factory and then having to hear some variation on some lame joke you've probably heard a million times. Otherwise, the rubber trade looks awesome! At least according to this "How Condoms Are Made" factory video. Yes, assembly-line footage by its nature is…

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