You might have heard that American Apparel in its previous form is no more. The company was recently acquired by Gildan. Their retail stores have been closing and it is still unclear how much of the brand will remain and how Gildan will manage it going forward.
You might not really care, or maybe you're asking what does this mean to me or Bending Line Designs? While I was never a big customer of their retail stores, BLD was in the process of transitioning to more American Apparel blank tees for our designs. We were in the middle of trying out new colors to add to our line-up, when the news of the bankruptcy and subsequent acquisition made headlines. At the moment, we're not able to purchase directly from American Apparel's wholesale site and its not clear if these shirts will continue to be manufactured and, even if they are, whether these colors will still be available.
The good news for our customers - instead of sitting on these tees and waiting for answers, we've run off several prints on these new colors and will be adding them to our sale page. Cool new colors of some of our favorite designs, available at sale prices! Quantities and sizes are limited. Most are available in L or XL only, but don't be discouraged by the larger sizing as these tees do run small. Others are available only in Unisex S. Please double check the sizing details that are provided on the product pages.
Our main product line-up will not be impacted as we still source tees from other manufacturers. Enjoy the sale tees while available!