In the early twentieth century, it’s estimated that 70%-95% of all clothing worn in America was made in a small section of midtown Manhattan. In 2020 it’s less than 3%, but NYC’s Garment District is still one of the most crucial communities in the entire global fashion industry.
We’re talking with Alex Robins, one half of the linen-focused brand Blluemade, about what it’s like to do all of their production in the Garment District, transporting their collections via subway, and their fight to keep the factories and finishers that helped them start their business.
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