There is no question that covid-19 has hurt many businesses big and small. That is why we felt it was very important to continue to support local businesses. We have been working with New York City-based factories since day one. Continue reading to see how they have navigated through the pandemic.
A one stop shop located in the Garment Center, offers everything from apparel consultation for the life cycle of the garment; design development, sampling and bulk production. Our team has over 30 years of knowledge, experience, and craftsmanship for the garment industry. Owner Nancy Chan states,
"While our business is unfortunately down due to the pandemic, thanks to brands that keep portions of their production local, we have managed to keep our sewers and other workers employed. At the height of the pandemic, we were able to remain open by sewing PPE, with many sewers working from home and social distancing for those in the factory. Capacity has returned to near normal levels, with safety guidelines in place, but orders remain smaller than previous years. We are hopeful for future seasons, and grateful for brands that are making a difference through a commitment to local production."
A full service garment manufacturer located at the heart of New York City’s Garment District. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, they have provided premium services in pattern making, muslin, sample sewing & development, fitting, and production to over 100 designers, including Theory, Helmut Lang, and Alexander Wang. Erica Kim said,
"The past year has been a challenging one for local factories, as we experienced a forced shutdown in order to protect our workers and community. Now that we've reopened, our loyal customers are helping to secure the livelihoods of our hard-working employees, in spite of a shifting backdrop for fashion brands. While it is more costly to produce locally versus abroad, we are able to maintain higher standards of quality and ensure ethical factory conditions at all time. We are also able to have deep interpersonal relationships with brands like Black Iris, who stop by regularly to oversee every detail of their production."