26 Feb '13, 1pm

Group Has Plans for Sustainable Fashion District in NYC

Group Has Plans for Sustainable Fashion District in NYC

Manufacture New York plans to start a new, sustainable fashion district in Brooklyn. Photo: Manufacture New York In the last two decades, the United States has lost 80 percent of its apparel manufacturing jobs, but one New York-based project seeks to change that by creating a space for the design and manufacture of clothing in Brooklyn. Manufacture New York, whose founder Bob Bland is a fashion designer and entrepreneur, launched an Indiegogo campaign last week to raise money to pay for space and equipment and to create jobs. The group plans to occupy a 20,000 square foot space in Brooklyn's Industry City , which will bring apparel manufacturing jobs home, introduce a new generation of designers to manufacturing and teach those involved in all parts of the process about sustainable practices. Founder Bob Bland says it is time for a project like this to happen. "We need thi...

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