American Apparel is a limited liability clothing company based in Los Angeles. The company operates more than 150 stores in excess of 10 countries. American Apparel prides itself on its sweatshop-free clothing made in downtown Los Angeles. In 2004, the outfitter was ranked 218th in Inc. Magazine s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the United States. At that time, American Apparel had a three-year growth rate and revenues in excess of 525 percent and recorded more than $124 million in revenues. American Apparel a vertically integrated manufacturer and retailer of clothing for men, women, kids and dogs. The company maintains operations in Selma, Ala.