Fashion Industry Resources

New York City’s Apparel Production Inc. Garment Factory Tour

Being based in New York City makes us quite lucky. We get to explore and report on the city’s historic garment district. A few weeks ago, we were generously offered a tour of a factory called Apparel Production Inc., which we happily and excitedly accepted.

Check out a quick clip of our tour:

Apparel Productions works with independent designers and claims to offer the following:

  • Flexible minimums
  • Short lead times
  • Pattern making
  • Cutting
  • Sample making
  • Production

Apparel Production Inc. - NYC

You can check out more photos of the factory on a Flickr Page. If you’re interested in learning more or possibly setting up an appointment you can contact Lawrence Roman.

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Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online community and support system for independent designers around the world. She’s a traveler, a weaver, and a foodie. A deep love for the craft of fashion pared with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION were she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!