Can you imagine the life of a Chinese immigrant who has been working in the Garment District of Manhattan for four decades? Here is the story of 61-year-old pattern maker William Wai, who came here in 1971, did odd jobs, attended school, married and divorced, earned citizenship, opened design companies and failed, and kept working.
In addition to Thanksgiving and Black Friday, November is also Native American History Month. Dustin Martin is a young Navajo designer and former New Yorker who is building a clothing brand linking Native artists in his home state of New Mexico to the fashion capital of New York City. He returned from New Mexico to design a commemorative t-shirt for Columbia University’s Native American Council.