For years, the residents and stakeholders in New York’s Garment District have worked against economic and policy trends to preserve the soul of this neighborhood – the fashion industry. How will their collective efforts pay off in 10 years?
After decades of outsourcing, some fashion designers are moving their production back to America.
In the last decade, as overseas outsourcing of garment production increased, orders shrank and landlords raised rents, many garment manufacturing companies ran out of business or moved out of the District. “When I moved to this building in 2000, garment manufacturers occupied 18 floors of the building, […]