Most of Forever 21’s clothes are made in Asia, and about 20 to 30 percent are made in the United States. But having clothes made in the USA hasn’t avoided “sweatshop-like” conditions. Back in 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor discovered that a Los Angeles factory producing clothes for a variety of companies, including Forever 21, was underpaying its workers and often forcing them to work for over 10 hours without overtime. One employee even claimed that she wasn’t paid by the hour, but rather per item sewn; she was allegedly paid 12 cents for a vest that sold for $13.80. Honestly, there seems to be quite a few stories of Forever 21 being beyond sketchy.