160k square foot fashion manufacturing center in Sunset Park

Manufacturing NY CEO Bob Bland with Artist Gina Schiappacasse in May, at the Made in NY Factory Bash.

From the Manufacturing NY Tumblr

Bob Bland, the 31 year old woman behind Manufacture NY,┬ámoved to the city from Philadelphia in 2011 because she couldn’t get access to manufacturers.

She put her fashion line, Brooklyn Royalty, on hold, in order to open an incubator in New York’s Garment District. With the help of government grants and financing from Salmar Properties, she’s now building a 160,000 square foot Brooklyn Manufacturing Center in Sunset Park, according to Philly.com:

Elizabeth Wellington: How is Manufacture New York different from other fashion incubators?

Bob Bland: Our friends at the [Council of Fashion Designers of America] incubator are doing incredible work with designers who are more established. We look at tech incubators and tech accelerators as our model. We are connecting the complete supply chain and providing business development, product development, resources and training, shared industrial workspace, state-of-the-art computer labs, conference rooms, and front-desk services.


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