Touring the American Apparel Factory in Downtown Los Angeles, the Largest Garment Manufacturing Facility in North America -- "Made in Downtown LA -- Vertically Integrated Manufacturing"
|American Apparel Warehouse - Largest Garment Manufaturing Facility in North America (© earthtoandrea)|
We've seen all size and type of industrial property -- from the scrappiest, junkyard dog of a used car lot in Sylmar, to the pristine, NASA-like warehouse of fine art handling shop in Santa Fe Springs.
But the industrial property that's impressed us most is the American Apparel factory at 747 Warehouse Street in Downtown Los Angeles, the largest garment production facility in North America. (Special thanks to Creative Director Iris Alonzo for giving us the tour.)
If this country has any economic future, we need more American Apparels. Whatever you think of the controversial company, Dov Charney's apparel business employs thousands of people in Los Angeles from all segments of the wealth spectrum. Food is put on tables; livelihoods are earned, improving lives for the many, in neighborhoods across the city.