Made in Los Angeles

 

New York City, including Manhattan’s historic Garment District, is commonly known as a fashion capital; but glimmers of new and revived apparel hubs are emerging in other US cities, fueled by a growing appetite for “Made in USA” goods.

Many small companies are opting to make clothing domestically and not just in NYC (although Brooklyn remains a hipster hub of up and coming apparel entrepreneurs). But, it is the Made in America resurgence that is trending in Los Angeles that we’d like to highlight, especially two fashion apparel lines that we have discovered.rtr3xo82

Perhaps the most unique is Good hYOUman, a clothing line of incredibly soft and comfortable t-shirts as well as elegantly simple accessories that according to creator, Brett Novek, are inspired by stories. “Started in 2011, in honor of my Pops,” Novek says “my company and my story are based on my Dad, a good person who treated people well.” Inspiration stories are shared on the product tags and each season a new story is featured. You can share your stories at Mystory@goodhyouman.com

Brett Novek of Good hYOUman

Brett Novek of Good hYOUman

Groceries Apparel is another example of the buzz surrounding the LA fashion manufacturing scene. Started in 2010, Groceries Apparel is a pioneering men’s and women’s apparel line that only uses certified organic ingredients and recycled materials. It is also committed to using chemical free and renewably sourced textiles. The company manufactures all its apparel in the city and also supports local up and coming designers. “Consumers are more socially-conscious with their dollars and want to support companies that are forward-thinking and thoughtful about their products,” says Robert Lohman, President of Groceries Apparel.

GROCERY MEN: Matthew Boelk, left, and Robert Lohman at their factory in downtown Los Angeles

GROCERY MEN: Matthew Boelk, left, and Robert Lohman at their factory in downtown Los Angeles

So stop by and check out the real thing for we carry both Good hYOUman and Groceries Apparel lines at HG.