Make It In LA

To learn more about manufacturing in LA and get involved in the local community, visit MAKE IT IN LA, a non-profit organization spun out of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office to connect the nation’s largest community of makers and to help them scale their businesses in L.A.  

Through partnerships, online resources, and educational programs, Make It in LA  is a central resource to provide entrepreneurs with tools to turn their passions into real products, drive local manufacturing, and create job opportunities for the diverse residents of the Los Angeles

For behind-the-scenes stories of inspiring founders and CEOs, listen to The Art of Manufacturing, a locally produced podcast in collaboration with MAKE IT IN LA.

CFDA Production Directory

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) launched the first comprehensive directory for fashion production facilities on in 2014. Most recently, the directory has expanded to include production facilities within the Greater Los Angeles area.

The resource allows designers to search for production facilities by using customizable sorting capabilities. Designers have the ability to search by sewn goods vs. jewelry facilities, as well as further sort by specific services offered, design category, price points, production minimums and more. Each listing includes full contact information to easily connect with the company's representatives.

If you are a production facility within the Greater Los Angeles area and would like to apply for free inclusion in the CFDA's production directory, please contact the CFDA at for more details.

About the CFDA

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1962, whose membership consists of more than 500 of America's foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit organization, which was created to raise funds for charity and industry activities.

The CFDA's mission is to strengthen the impact of American fashion in the global economy.