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Locals and tourists came to visit the first “Shop American Saturday” event at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. on Saturday that promoted buying American made goods from the marketplace.

Still in its infancy and only a year old, Crafted is a marketplace in old renovated World War II-era warehouses next to the port that is open to the public. The marketplace is for shoppers to shop for American made goods all year and a place for small business crafters to find a place they call home.

The event stems from being across from the Port of Los Angeles where shipments are being brought in from China on a daily basis.

Shop American event is one of only many themed events that Crafted holds throughout the year.

The warehouse was transformed into a place where anyone who wanted to become a vendor and sell their handmade products could rent a space and start a small business.

The marketplace is geared toward only selling American and handmade products. Crafted has more than a 100 vendors from food items, home décor, apparel, artwork, jewelry, kids activities, furnishings and more.

On a slow day Crafted sees more than 300 visitors but on the busy days they can see more than 1,000 visitors.

In the last year, they have seen an increase in local small businesses coming to Crafted as well as the amount of people coming to shop has increased.

Crafted is open to the community Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is live music, food trucks and demonstrations by vendors during operating hours.

Crafted is located at 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, CA 90731

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