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PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

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Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

by Shan Li, Los Angeles Times

After enduring weeks of corporate turmoil that began with the ouster of Chief Executive Dov Charney, American Apparel says it is still committed to manufacturing in the U.S.

About 4,500 employees work at its main factory in downtown Los Angeles, housed in a former Southern Pacific Railway freight depot. Many of the workers are involved in cutting, sewing and packaging the brightly colored garments that are popular among young shoppers.

The company’s seven-story factory is the biggest garment-making facility in the U.S., according to an industry trade group.

American Apparel also operates a fabric dyeing and finishing facility in Hawthorne; a cutting, sewing, and garment dyeing and finishing plant in South Gate; and a multipurpose operation in Garden Grove, according to a September 2013 regulatory filing.

Times photographer Barbara Davidson photographed employees and machines in the American Apparel manufacturing facility and produced the gallery of images above.

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