I had a great tour of Los Angeles Apparel in Downtown Los Angeles. With barely any notice they gave me the run of the place and let me talk to anyone. Their claims of making all their shirts and treating their workers with respect are ABSOLUTELY true. Even after many years in a somewhat volatile industry I saw many of the same faces working there. Many cool things going on there as you can see in the following photos.
That is quit a Close Knit and Focused Group of People creating remarkable Sub-Culture, that clearly works and stays focused.
It shows loud and clear in the friendly and caring faces of Pat Honda – longtime GM and Joaquin, longtime manager of garment dyeing.
They have carved out a world of their own.
Have you printed on their garments to test the smoothness of their surface finish in some of your more sophistic images, where the garment quality will definitely show ?
Is the freight cost from LA to your factory too high for you to use their garments on a more regular basis ?