US clothing retailer American Apparel has confirmed the appointment of Rick Klotz, founder of apparel brand Warriors of Radness, to lead its new printed T-shirt division.

Klotz is expected to design the brand's new Graphic Collection, according to fashion website Apparel News.

Seven employees from Klotz's Freshjive streetwear label have also joined American Apparel, while Klotz anticipates another four workers will be employed by the retailer, the report added. However, a couple of staff have also lost their jobs, it said.