New York City’s Garment District used to be a hub of manufacturers and clothing makers right in the middle of Manhattan. As rents rose and international labor and trade costs plummeted, one by one the clothing manufacturers left the City and only kept showrooms here. Fashion newcomers Brooklyn Alchemist Station are looking to setup local manufacturing in the City again, in order to keep New York City one of the fashion centers of the World.
Brooklyn Alchemist Station is a newly started clothing manufacturing factory located in Brooklyn, New York. It is important to us that we keep the garment manufacturing industry in New York City alive. We aim to provide stable manufacturing for small brands and independent designers that cannot reach the high minimums of overseas factories.
Their Kickstarter is for a modest $5k and if met, will be used to
…pay the rent off for 8 months, training new workers, payroll, and buying more sewing machines to increase our output.
Currently the campaign has raised about a quarter of the goal with a little over 3 weeks left. Would you back the project to save locally-made clothing, or is it better that it’s made elsewhere?
via High Snobiety