Making Contact

The true cost of fast fashion: a look inside Los Angeles sweatshops

sweatshop-690x388Los Angeles’ garment district is notorious for sweatshop conditions, abuse, and the outright theft of earned wages.  Yet the name-brand clothes that some of us are wearing right now, may have been produced in factories like these. On this edition of Making Contact we’ll take you on a trip through LA’s garment district.


Irma, garment workers; Eulalia, garment worker; and Marissa Nuncio, the director of LA’s Garment Worker Center.


Host: Monica Lopez

Producers: Laura Flynn, Monica Lopez, and  Jasmin Lopez

Contributing  Producers: RE:Work Radio, Stefanie Ritoper and Saba Waheed

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Web Editor: Kwan Booth


Blue Dot Sessions

More information:

RE:Work Radio, Episode 14 Los Callejones

UCLA Labor Center

The Garment Worker’s Center

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