Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

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

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio divorce

On Jan. 14, 1954, Marilyn Monroe and retired baseball player Joe DiMaggio were married in San Francisco. By Oct. 4, 1954, the marriage was over. In the Oct. 5, 1954, Los...   View Post»

   

Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

The Week in Pictures | Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2011

The trial of singer Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, begins in Los Angeles; Typhoon Nesat slams the Philippines, causing widespread flooding and destruction;...   View Post»

   

Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

Pictures in the News | Sept. 28, 2011

We begin Wednesday's Pictures in the News feature with some "slice of life" images from around the world. In Pakistan, a Pakistani man showers in a watercourse in Islamabad; a...   View Post»

   

Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

Bull leaps into stands, injures 40 spectators in Spain

By Ciaran Giles, Associated Press
Madrid — A bull leaped into the packed grandstands of a Spanish bullring and ran amok, charging and trampling spectators and ...   View Post»

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.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published