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

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Los 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, Eulalia, garment workers
  • Marissa Nuncio, the director of LA’s Garment Worker Center 

  • Host: Monica Lopez
  • Contributing  Producers: RE:Work Radio, Stefanie Ritoper and Saba Waheed


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