11 Best Products Made In Los Angeles

February 22, 2016 5:12 AM

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(Credit: Mary Costa)


Although more and more people are choosing to shop online, a trend of ‘Made in LA’ is emerging. The motivations behind consumer thought processes are diverse but people want to feel connected to the products they buy. No matter their reason for buying, LA features some amazing products.
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American Apparel
1060 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8292
www.americanapparel.net

A vocal proponent of local production, American Apparel’s Downtown factory headquarters does more than take countless yards of fabric and turn them into cool stylish clothing. With its sweat-shop free philosophy, all apparel manufacturing is done right here in LA as well as provide jobs to over 4,000 Angelenos. Whether you’re looking for their staple classic flex hoodie or need to stock up on some great basics, you can build the foundation of a pretty perfect wardrobe here.

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(credit: Brentwood Home)


Brentwood Home
2301 E. 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(855) 979-1416
www.brentwoodhome.com

Brentwood Home manufacture products such as all natural cotton bedding, organic pillows, draperies, therapeutic pet beds, scented candles and all natural mattresses. Their skilled craftsmen design these items using only natural, non-toxic materials produced and assembled here in Los Angeles. Their goal is to hand-craft quality home products that inspire a healthier life by using all natural and non-toxic materials.

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(Credit: Compartes Chocolatier)


Compartes Chocolates
912 S Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 826-3380
www.compartes.com

Compartes Chocolates is an LA-based chocolatier that has been around since 1950. All chocolates are handmade using the freshest and purest ingredients in the kitchen of their Brentwood store. Among the newest products this season in chocolate bars and truffles is a dark chocolate truffle infused with the luxurious Reserva de la Familia, an extra añejo tequila from the Jose Cuervo estate.

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Electric & Rose
www.electricandrose.com

Electric & Rose, an LA made activewear and lifestyle brand made in DTLA. Named after two iconic streets in the heart of Venice Beach, Electric and Rose Avenue, Actor Eric Balfour and partner/wife Erin Chiamulon founded their company as a reminder of what they strive to be as a lifestyle brand. Their mutual love of yoga, surf, and travel gave them the desire to create a collection inspired by the culture and city they grew up in. Electric & Rose is a reflection of the music, art, surf culture, and bohemian lifestyle of Venice where they live

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(credit: Golden Road Brewery)


Golden Road Brewing
5410 W San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(213) 542-6039
www.goldenroad.la

Golden Road Brewing is one of Los Angeles’ favorite craft brewers with over 20 varieties, with headquarters in Glendale, CA, a taproom in Anaheim, and downtown location at Grand Central Market opening soon. Golden Road is committed to bringing fresh, delicious craft beer to the LA area in the most sustainable way possible, and donates 100% of sale proceeds from their Heal the Bay IPA to the Heal the Bay non-profit organization which works to keep Southern California’s coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean. Golden Road truly embodies the LA spirit with their sense of adventure and classically cool zest for life.

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(Credit: Ashley Maxwell Photography)


Milk Jar Cookies
5466 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 634-9800
www.milkjarcookies.com

Milk Jar Cookies, which has long been known for its delicious Snickerdoodle, has developed a cult following in their home of Los Angeles, offers 13-15 flavors daily, including a mix of classics – Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Sugar, Oatmeal Raisin, White Chocolate Macadamia – and unforgettable best sellers – Banana Split, Birthday, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. All cookies are lovingly handmade from scratch in the Milk Jar kitchen in small batches throughout the day ensuring fresh, consistent quality. Gluten free options are available as well as a seasonal flavor each month. The Milk Jar Cookies shop is located on Wilshire Blvd in Miracle Mile.

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(Credit: Mary Costa)


Hedley & Bennett
3864 South Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058
(213) 744-1355
www.hedleyandbennett.com

At Hedley & Bennett, each product is made in their LA factory from start to finish using top grade American canvas, raw Japanese selvage denim and European linens. These unique pieces are built to last. In fact, each fabrication detail is carefully considered and tested to handle the rigorous hustle and bustle of a profession kitchen. They believe that when you look the part, you feel the part, and thus perform the part like a boss. The premium apron brand that is quickly growing to be the go-to of aprons in the culinary industry and beyond.

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(credit: LAMILL Coffee)


LAMILL Coffee
1636 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 663-4441
www.lamillcoffee.com

Launched by founder Craig Min in 1998, Alhambra-based LAMILL Coffee introduced craft coffee to Los Angeles long before the recent influx of third-wave roasters. LAMILL sources coffee from the farthest reaches of the globe, seeking out the newest, most obscure, most sought after and most delicious coffees and teas. Known for bringing a culinary angle to their brew, chefs like Michael Mina, Michael Ciramusti and Walter Manzke serve LAMILL exclusively in their restaurants. Their flagship boutique, located in Silverlake, offers an all-day menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside their acclaimed coffee, tea and specialty drinks. Coffees and teas can be ordered online at LAMILLCoffee.com.

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(Credit: Orange Mud)


Orange Mud
www.orangemud.com

Orange Mud’s Urban Hippy Tripster Pack is built tough in their facility in the San Fernando Valley and is perfect for taking on the daily grind to global travel. Sourcing locally is a big deal for Orange Mud as it keeps more wages in California and reduces their time to market, all while providing great quality products. The pack features a hidden stash pocket for documents, cash, passports, and other critical items, a floating fortified laptop and tablet sleeve, over-sized bottle holders, and a sunglasses compartment that will hold three or four of your trendy sunglasses. Materials are all military grade to ensure it will not only keep your gear safe, but last a lifetime.

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(Credit: Sqirl)


Sqirl
720 N Virgil Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(213) 394-6526
www.sqirlla.com

Sqirl’s jams and marmalades are made with produce from family-owned farms that practice sustainable, certified organic methods that are in close proximity to their kitchen in Los Angeles, California. Batches may take up to three days to produce because there is minimal treatment, giving credit to variety and quality of the produce. Located in between Hollywood and Silverlake, Sqirl also features breakfast and lunch items in a very simple and clean space.

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(credit: Te Amo)


Te Amo
www.teamocollection.com

Te Amo collection makes one-of-a-kind, 18k modern heirlooms from the silhouette of your child. Each custom made piece is handcrafted by 3rd generation Los Angeles jewelers in Downtown LA’s Jewelry District. Te Amo’s founder and designer, Katy Saeger, is born and raised in Southern California and comes from a family of collectors and designers, including her grandfather who worked with steel and precious metals and raised her mother in Los Angeles, in the San Marino and Monrovia neighborhoods. With a passion for harnessing the love between mother and children, Te Amo donates 10% of the profits from each piece to organizations that support women and children around the world.

Article by Jarone Ashkenazi