Alternative Apparel FAQ
Did Alternative Apparel go out of business?
Alternative Apparel was purchased by Hanes (a multibillion corporation) in 2017, although they did decide to keep the original CEO, Evan Toporek. On March 22nd, 2021, the online store – alternativeapparel.com – closed down. However, Alternative Apparel clothing can still be found in the Amazon brand store or via selected retailers.
How is Alternative Apparel clothing sustainable?
Alternative Apparel seeks to use environmentally-conscious materials and practices to create a sustainable clothing brand that’s as kind to the planet as it is to your wallet. To do this, the brand utilizes organic fabrics (including GOTS-certified organic cotton, hemp, and linen) and recycled fabrics (including recycled cotton and polyester) in most of its items. The brand also uses synthetic materials and semi-synthetic fabrics made from renewable resources to help the planet heal.
The company is also proud to advocate fair, safe, and clean workplace conditions in its global factories, with most Alternative Apparel factories being WRAP-certified. The brand also requires all partners to adhere to the Workplace Code of Conduct and Fair Labor Association guidelines.
However, Alternative Apparel has been criticized since 2017 for not being as transparent as we would generally like a “sustainable” company to be. And doesn’t always provide evidence that it adheres to its promises. So, while there’s plenty of evidence Alternative Apparel is sustainable, the brand still has a way to go.
How do Alternative Apparel shirts fit?
Based on Alternative Apparel reviews, most items fit true to size, and the brand includes a size chart on every product page. Some items will run a little large/small, so it’s worth checking what other customers have to say before making a purchase.
Where is Alternative Apparel made?
Alternative Apparel has sites all over the world. Some items are made right here in the US, while others come from Peru, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Egypt. It’s not always clear where Alternative Apparel items have been made, and this is a big part of why the brand has been deemed less transparent than we would like.
Who owns Alternative Apparel?
The multibillion-dollar corporation Hanesbrands purchased Alternative Apparel in 2017.