• Key split off from his parents’ business to found ALP 41 years ago. The ALP factory is a clean, well-lit space with high ceilings and dozens of sewing machines, including a couple of old Heitzmans. The Heitzmans were actually designed by Key’s parents in collaboration with a man who made voting machines. Over the years, Key and Frank have added some of their own designs too.

Photography by Shantanu Starick

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