A garment district in the District of Columbia owes more than $7.3 billion, a district official said Wednesday, with some of the money in the garment bag district.
In a letter to the district’s Board of Directors, the District Attorney’s Office said that $1.3 million of the $7,000 owed to the garment bags has been paid.
That $1,000 is the sum of money owed by the district to the United Nations Development Program, a program designed to help low-income people and communities.
The garment district is also owed money from the city of Washington, which has the right to issue a tax on garments and related merchandise, the letter said.
The District of Columbians Department of Agriculture, which is the District’s official retail supplier, will be reimbursed $250,000 for the cost of the goods, which the letter did not identify.
The $1 million in debt was made up of more than 3,000 garments, most of them made by the American Apparel Group.
The clothes are available at American Apparels flagship stores and online at www.australiaapparel.com.