31 Oct '13, 8pm

Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator to help local designers get up to speed

Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator to help local designers get up to speed

This week, Pratt Institute held a ribbon-cutting for the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator, a collective workspace that will help local designers launch and grow their businesses. Located in Williamsburg, the Accelerator aims to reinvigorate New York City's local fashion industry. It will not only provide space for design, but also resources, technology and machinery for manufacturing. Starting in early 2014, the center will be home to 30 designers and their companies. Similar to a co-working space, the Accelerator will give entrepreneurs shared tools like 3D printers, dye stations and knitting machines, in addition to networking and coaching opportunities. The space will also have a public "Plaza" space, where events like fashion shows can be held. © Vicky Chan/Avoid Obvious The Accelerator will be committed to ethical production and environmentally sustainable prac...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-jobs/brooklyn-fashion-and...

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