NYC Factories Receive Grants Through CFDA Manufacturing Initiative
Twelve New York-based factories are getting a financial jolt through grants as part of the latest round of the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative. To date, nearly $3.5 million in grants has been awarded to 33 companies.
#WearNext – Make Fashion Circular joins forces with City of New York and fashion industry to tackle clothing waste
Make Fashion Circular, launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in May 2018, is leading international efforts to establish a circular economy for fashion where business models increase the use of clothes, clothes are made from safe and renewable materials, and old clothes are used to make new ones.
Fashion Future Graduate Showcase 2018 at the New York Fashion Week
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) continues to be the leading supporter and promoter of emerging American designers and has produced yet another successful fashion week lineup. For the second consecutive year the CFDA has partnered with the the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to present the Fashion Future Graduate Showcase (FFGS), a two-day event during NYFWM that features the top fashion graduates from eight prestigious fashion schools in the U.S.
From Sketch to Runway, Brooklyn Public Library Launches BKLYN Fashion Academy
The BKLYN Fashion Academy will provide emerging designers with the essentials to create up to four women’s wear garments. During the 12–week program, participants will take classes in fashion illustration, sustainable design and sourcing and market research. Lab time and special sessions will take place at MoodU, Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator, and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central and Sunset Park branches. The program will end with a Les Sapeurs–inspired Mode en Couleur Runway Show during Brooklyn’s Fashion Week. Visit the program page for more information.
b Michael AMERICA Secures Growth Capital from Brett Howroyd
Co-Founders B Michael, Designer, and Mark-Anthony Edwards, CEO and Chairman of b michael AMERICA, announced today that their American fashion house has secured growth capital from Brett Howroyd. b michael AMERICA said the investment would aid in executing its strategic plans for global expansion. Read the full press release
Made in NY: Fashion Fall 2016 Campaign
Made in NY: Fashion kicks off New York Fashion Week with the launch of the 2016 campaign . This year’s campaign tells the unique stories of five Made in NY designers and explores the benefits of manufacturing locally in their words. Through documentary-style video, print, social media, web content, and more, the campaign aims to influence more New York City designers to join the Made in NY: Fashion community.
The 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards will recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement.
First ‘Made in NY’ Mark Awarded to NYC Jewelry Brand
Carelle, a family-owned and operated luxury jewelry company founded in 1977, becomes the first fashion brand to receive ‘Made in NY’ mark.
City of New York Unveils Made in NY Retail Pop-Up at the Waldorf Astoria
The City of New York and Not Just A Label launch a 10-day retail pop-up featuring 100 local designers and more than 1,000 locally manufactured products available for purchase at the Waldorf Astoria New York.
Andrew Rosen honored with Made in NY Award
NYCEDC President presented Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory, with the inaugural Made in NY Award at Women’s Wear Daily’s Retail and Apparel CEO Summit.