Dov Charney in 2008
Dov Charney (born 31 January 1969) is a Canadian-American entrepreneur, clothing manufacturer and advocate for immigration reform in the United States. He is the founder of American Apparel, which until its bankruptcy in 2015, was one of the largest and most influential garment manufacturers in the United States. Charney was terminated by American Apparel in 2014 following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, and subsequently founded Los Angeles Apparel.
Widely considered a pioneer in the manufacturing industry, Charney has been recognized as an unconventional leader, attributed in large part to his early adoption of socially progressive company policies and American Apparel's provocative, unretouched ad campaigns.
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