Ilana Shaw, Merchandiser, Los Angeles Dec 21 2014
I have worked closely with Dov, he played an important role in training me. Dov Charney is essential to American Apparel. He was the catalyst and nurtured it from basic wholesale to the international clothing line it is today. There is no American Apparel without him. This company cannot stand without Dov.
American Apparel is unaddressed anarchy without Dov Charney. It affected the winter product line, manufacturing, and corporate communication already. It will only continue to negatively impact the company from here on out.
Cultural stigma aside, Dov Charney successfully curated a corporation with qualified women filling the majority of top positions. There is no glass ceiling at American Apparel and that is a direct result of how Dov built his company and saw all his employees.