NEW YORK, NY, April 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Manufacture New York, a breakthrough independent fashion incubator + vertically integrated production facility, just raised $60,000 of grassroots funding through Indiegogo and fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas. Almost 200 local NYC designers and Made In USA fashion lovers pledged their support to bring manufacturing back to the US and open a new garment district in Brooklyn. With the campaign over, they are now blazing a trail to create an unprecedented 20,000 sq ft hybrid space that will add over 50 jobs to the local economy + assist over 100 designers in its first year alone.
"Our goal is to set a new standard for innovation & transparency in the NYC fashion industry, so it makes sense to use the new technology of crowdfunding to spread the word about Manufacture New York. Each dollar is a vote for sustainable, local production and for the next generation of US apparel designers. We are so grateful for all of our supporters- their early confidence will be the foundation for our future success." -Bob Bland, Founder & Director of Manufacture New York
Manufacture NY is creating a completely inclusive facility, for designers by designers, which offers independent and emerging designers a space to create their vision in full force. Funds from the campaign are going directly to space acquisition, equipment and adding jobs to the local economy.
Once the facility is up and running, the public can tour the facility and participate in classes offered. Manufacture NY also plans to open stores in NYC selling garments and accessories made in the facility.
With the campaign over, Manufacture NY has started working with architects and manufacturing teams to build out the space, which is expect to open mid-June of this year. They are still accepting tax deductible donations through Fractured Atlas: bit.ly/10yTAqr
The Manufacture NY Indiegogo Wrap Party will be held on May 4th for designers and supporters of the campaign, and tickets are still available for purchase. Guests will be treated to a locally-sourced open bar, live music by Brooklyn electro-pop duo No Way Josie, photobooth by Bibi Booth and more!
Manufacture NY Website: http://manufactureny.org
Campaign Link: http://Indiegogo.com/manufactureny
Campaign Video: http://vimeo.com/59569044
High Res Images: http://bit.ly/X8Navh
Press Liaison, Manufacture New York
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