By  on June 11, 2007

If you’re wearing a pair of U.S.-made premium jeans today, there’s a good chance that a Korean-American had a hand in designing or manufacturing them.

Over the past decade or so, the face of the L.A. denim industry has become increasingly Korean, with this ethnic minority coming to dominate the sewing and laundry sector in jeans production, and, more recently, owning some of the industry’s top up-and-coming denim brands. Korean-Americans are proprietors of trendy labels like AG Adriano Goldschmied, Big Star, Hudson, James Jeans, Monarchy, Kentucky and Kasil.

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