As creative minds entering into the fashion world, you are perched on the edge, ready to take flight. Your ultimate goal may be to create a conglomerate, mass producing your products over seas or it may be to create a smaller scale, meaningful label that really embraces slow fashion. Either way you will need to start somewhere. In most cases you will be starting in New York City; a place that was once bustling with skillful craftspeople.
These days, the service sector of the garment district has shrunken, significantly, but it hasn’t disappeared. In the coming month, I will be touring some these amazing places where you, as designers, can utilize their services to bring your illustrations and ideas into fruition.
Right now, I am so darn focused on preparing for #WWDMAGIC, wanting to make sure that I write up some fantastic content for my readers, that I can’t quite think about touring the garment district. But by the end of the month, I will have some great posts on that, promise.
In the meantime, check out this video by Jenni Avins of Closet Tour. It’s a great intro to the possibilities and resources that remain in the Manhattan Garment District. I’m looking forward to building upon it.