Upcycled Jewelry
Oct
9
2:00 pm14:00

Upcycled Jewelry

Learn to upcycle old jewelry with Alyson Jon. Using basic jewelry making techniques such as knotting, creating pendants and using jump rings, you will be taught how to salvage good stuff from old jewelry to make something new. You will learn to work like a designer by using what you have and learning to design within boundaries. This workshop is a great exercise for getting creative juices flowing. All materials are provided, but bring in your own discarded jewelry if you have it. If you bring your own, brooches, old earrings and beaded necklaces work well for this exercise. The fancier the better to make a truly interesting piece. Say goodbye to your junk drawer of jewelry!

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Maker Monday: Natural Dyes
Sep
26
6:30 pm18:30

Maker Monday: Natural Dyes

Join us for our monthly Maker Monday workshop. Bring in well loved clothing and learned creative ways to repair it thus reclaiming the power over our clothing’s life cycle.

In partnership with Manufacture NY, Artifact Textile's Nica Rabinowitz and Adriana Lentrichia will share visible mending techniques and share a natural dyeing technique that hides stains, using flowers! We will also explore basic shibori techniques. Together we will help you repurpose old clothes and textiles and divert them from the landfill.
BYOB !

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Create Your Own Interactive Accessories: Part 2
Sep
25
2:00 pm14:00

Create Your Own Interactive Accessories: Part 2

This 2 week workshop taught by Birce Ozkan and Yuchen Zhang, will teach participants how to create an interactive accessory!

This two part workshop will take place from 2-5pm on Sunday, September 18th and 25th.

You can choose from making a light-up biking glove or light-up hat from the beginning. Birce and Yuchen will walk everyone through each step from learning conductive materials, sewable LEDS, DIY sensors to finalizing their soft circuit design. By the end of the class, each student will be able to take their finished project home and use it for running or biking during the night.

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Saori Arts NYC Weaving Fundraiser
Sep
24
6:30 pm18:30

Saori Arts NYC Weaving Fundraiser

SAORI ARTS NYC is a weaving arts non profit organization for people with disabilities. We seek to build a community dedicated to nurturing the dignity of the human spirit and embracing the individual creativity in each of us through mindful Zen weaving.

Join the SAORI ARTS NYC team for this fundraising event. There will be drinks, snacks, demonstrations, & weavings for sale.

All proceeds will go to buying a much needed loom!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Create Your Own Interactive Accessories: Part 1
Sep
18
2:00 pm14:00

Create Your Own Interactive Accessories: Part 1

This 2 week workshop taught by Birce Ozkan and Yuchen Zhang, will teach participants how to create an interactive accessory!

This two part workshop will take place from 2-5pm on Sunday, September 18th and 25th.

You can choose from making a light-up biking glove or light-up hat from the beginning. Birce and Yuchen will walk everyone through each step from learning conductive materials, sewable LEDS, DIY sensors to finalizing their soft circuit design. By the end of the class, each student will be able to take their finished project home and use it for running or biking during the night.

REGISTER HERE

Natural Indigo Dyeing x ZWD
Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

Natural Indigo Dyeing x ZWD

Learn about the indigo dyeing process with ZWD and Manufacture NY.

As they say, "Never where white after labor day". This year we decided to take it literally with an indigo dyeing extravagangza! Bring your favorite piece of all white ZWD, or purchase a white zero waste garment at our pop-up shop on September 10th, and create your own indigo masterpiece!

Nica Rabinowitz of Artifact Textiles will teach different resist dyeing techniques that you can try out on your white ZWD piece. There will also be cotton scarves on hand if you want to explore another dip.

Everyone will walk a way with a special one of a kind, naturally dyed, indigo garment. 

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Maker Monday
Aug
8
6:30 pm18:30

Maker Monday

Bring in well loved clothing and learned creative ways to repair it thus reclaiming the power over our clothing’s life cycle!

In partnership with Manufacture NY, Artifact Textile's Nica Rabinowitz and Adriana Lentrichia will share visible mending techniques and bring out the tapestry looms and drop spindles. Together we will help you repurpose old clothes and textiles and divert them from the landfill.

If you have another project you are working on you can bring it along too.

BYOB !

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Factory 45 x Manufacture NY : Emerging Designer Night
May
27
6:00 pm18:00

Factory 45 x Manufacture NY : Emerging Designer Night

Join Factory45 & Manufacture NY for light refreshments and open discussion about being a startup designer. Meet other entrepreneurs who have launched their brands and learn from your peers through a casual Q+A hosted by Shannon Whitehead, founder of Factory45.

If you're thinking about launching a brand of your own or have recently entered the world of fashion entrepreneurship, we'd love for you to join us. We'll be sharing mistakes made, lessons learned and our best tips for startup designers.

It's free to attend, so please RSVP and bring a friend. We're looking forward to meeting you!

RSVP HERE !

A Green Beauty x Manufacture NY : Bazaar
May
22
4:00 pm16:00

A Green Beauty x Manufacture NY : Bazaar

A Green Beauty and Manufacture NY invite you to an evening of future nostalgia, artisans, makers, ethical fashion designers, beauty brands, bakers, artists and musicians come together to create a rich eco market place!

The evening will include Pop Up Shops, a Panel, a Film Screening, and live music by Museyroom & DJ Nino Brown. 

Eat, drink, shop, and more!

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Open House
Apr
29
5:00 pm17:00

Open House

If you have amazing ideas at 2 in the morning, are always working on your next design and believe sustainability is more than a buzzword then come visit us at Manufacture New York. See how we are a community of designers and manufacturers revolutionizing the fashion industry and learn how you can join us!

Come to our open house and learn about:

-Affordable Studio Spaces

-Our Production Services

-Class offerings that range from natural dyeing techniques to interactive garment construction

SIGN UP HERE!

Fashion Revolution Day: Mend, Repair & EMPOWER
Apr
24
1:30 pm13:30

Fashion Revolution Day: Mend, Repair & EMPOWER

Celebrate Fashion Revolution Day with Nica Rabinowitz and Adriana Lentrichia of Artifact Textiles and designer Mimi Prober! 

Bring your old, worn-out, torn, or stained garments. We will learn how to repurpose old clothes and divert textiles from the landfill. The average American household discards 68 pounds of textile waste a year ... Reclaim the power over your clothing's life cycle (and discover how to design/re-design some seriously awesome textiles and garments).

Lets further the discussion surround one of the most wasteful industries in the world, the fashion industry, and mend, repair, and EMPOWER together! 

  • Hide stains with natural flower printing and bundle dyeing techniques
  • Learn about sashiko stitching, needle felting and other visible mending techniques
  • Discover the wonder of quilting, patchwork, and patch making
  • Weave or crochet scraps into entirely new textiles

Tea & Snacks will be provided. 

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 Fabric Sorting Party with Daniel Silverstein
Apr
17
2:00 pm14:00

Fabric Sorting Party with Daniel Silverstein

Daniel Silverstein's Fabric Sorting Party will start with a 30 minute zero waste talk and demo. We will discuss disrupting the system and FASHION REVOLUTION during this free event.

For the next 2 hours participants will sort through fabric scraps and continue the conversation. At the end all partipants will receive a $20 gift certificate to ZWD and have their name entered in a raffle for a chance to win a free ZWD piece!

SIGN UP FOR THE FREE EVENT HERE

Learn to Crochet
Mar
24
6:30 pm18:30

Learn to Crochet

Learn to crochet with Caitlin Farradas at our Manufacture New York crocheting circle!

Come to Manufacture New York to learn the basics of crochet in a fun and relaxed environment. At these BYOB knitting circles we will learn the basics of chaining, single crochet, double crochet, pompom making and other simples stitches to create a set of cute coasters or start on any garment you feel confident enough to make! 

Beginners with questions, already started garments, or both are also welcome! 

$50 per session (yarn + needles included).

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Learn to Hand Knit
Mar
23
6:30 pm18:30

Learn to Hand Knit

Learn to hand knit with Caitlin Farradas at our Manufacture New York knitting circle!

Come to Manufacture New York to learn the basics of hand knitting in a fun and relaxed environment. At these BYOB knitting circles we will learn the basics of casting on+off, knitting, purling, adding stitches, removing stitches and pompom making; to create a solid start on a scarf or any garment you feel confident enough to make! 

Beginners with questions, already started garments, or both are also welcome! 

$50 per session (yarn + needles included).

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HR 101
Mar
20
2:00 pm14:00

HR 101

Event Description

Sharon Stiller, in partnership with Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, will lead this eye opening HR 101 session. She will discuss what employers need to know when dealing with hiring and supporting employees. This course is ideal for small businesses.

This free course will cover:

Developing HR Policies

Compensation/Benefits

Recruitment and Training

Boosting Employee Performance

Sharon Stiller is a partner and director of the Employment Law Practice at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP. Ms. Stiller advises businesses and executives about employment law, represents businesses in federal and state labor department audits, and litigates employment matters, including state and federal wage and hour, discrimination, contract, confidentiality, non-compete, and similar claims. She also helps businesses audit their employment practices, and drafts employment contracts, manuals, policies, and separation and release agreements. She is a frequent trainer for businesses in sexual harassment, employment, law, social media issues, disability discrimination, and affordable health care compliance.

REGISTER HERE

Mar
5
2:30 pm14:30

Makers of America Book Tour, with Kelley Roy of ADX Portland

America is experiencing a resurgence in urban manufacturing being spurred by the Maker Movement. Documenting this work, Kelley Roy, owner of Portland’s Makerspace ADX, is traveling America to uncover what the maker movement looks like in cities across the country. In the New York tour stop on March 5th, an interactive discussion will be the centerpiece to explore how the vitality of the New York's Maker Movement can build a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable economy. The conversation will be grounded by discussing the lessons learned from another maker community captured in Kelley’s new book Portland Made: The Makers of Portland’s Manufacturing Renaissance.

On March 5th from 2:30-4:30, Kelley will lead a discussion with Bob Bland of Manufacture New York, Lee Wellington of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, Jon Sherman of Flavor Paper, Jen Cogliantry of JCh, Sumeera Rasul of Madesmith and Madesmith Academy, Matthew Burnett from Makers Row, Chelsea Miller of Chelsea Miller Knives, Katrin Reifeiss and participating audience members that explores the issues, challenges and opportunities within New York’s maker movement.

Free to participate but please register HERE

Participants are encouraged to bring sample of their products to show off next to our Portland Made pop-up exhibit of products from GroveMade, Minnie & George, Kairos Pens, Kept Goods, Felton & Mary, Vitreluxe, Portland Apron Company, Clientjoy, You Are Here and a pallet of goods from MadeHere PDX including Jacobsen Salt, Kiriko Made, Wooly Beast Designs, Blackbird, Walnut Studiolo, The One You Feed, Otter Wax, Blackfern, Nell and Mary, and Red Duck Ketchup.

Local sponsors include Manufacture New York, New York Economic Development Corporation and Made in New York.

For more details about each event please stay tuned at portlandmade.com/events and follow the tour on social media @Portland_Made #MakersofAmerica #PortlandMadeBookTour #MakersGottaMake

Fashion Tech: Create Your Own Interactive Garment Pt 3
Feb
6
2:00 pm14:00

Fashion Tech: Create Your Own Interactive Garment Pt 3

Explore the world of Fashion Technology and learn to integrate interactive components into garments with Birce Ozkan. We will explore the use of different sensors such as light, distance, motion, touch and sound as the materials to create interactive garments. Participants will learn how to use those sensors and integrate them into garments to create reactive pieces using LED lights.

The last part will be dedicated to conceptualization and execution. Participants will solder their custom circuits and construct their interactive wearable piece. Last but not least, we will have an in­class “fashion tech runway show” to celebrate our achievements!

Buy tickets to the 3 Part course HERE

Fashion Tech: Create Your Own Interactive Garment Pt 2
Jan
30
2:00 pm14:00

Fashion Tech: Create Your Own Interactive Garment Pt 2

Explore the world of Fashion Technology and learn to integrate interactive components into garments with Birce Ozkan. We will explore the use of different sensors such as light, distance, motion, touch and sound as the materials to create interactive garments. Participants will learn how to use those sensors and integrate them into garments to create reactive pieces using LED lights.

In the second part, we will talk about input and output systems for microcontrollers and learn how to read data from sensors. You’ll be introduced to different techniques required to integrate interactive components into garments, how to select the best possible sensor to create reactive garments using LEDs and establish a simple but robust design pipeline to go from an idea to a functional garment prototype. With a choice of photocell or sound sensors, participants will design their own wearable technology piece with integrated circuitry.

Buy tickets to the 3 Part course HERE

Fashion Tech: Create Your Own Interactive Garment Pt 1
Jan
23
2:00 pm14:00

Fashion Tech: Create Your Own Interactive Garment Pt 1

Explore the world of Fashion Technology and learn to integrate interactive components into garments with Birce Ozkan. We will explore the use of different sensors such as light, distance, motion, touch and sound as the materials to create interactive garments. Participants will learn how to use those sensors and integrate them into garments to create reactive pieces using LED lights.

In the first part of our workshop, participants will be introduced to various fashion tech designers and examine their work to understand their methodology to use different sensor into their designs. An introduction to electronics, basic circuitry and microcontrollers will be followed by a soldering workshop.

Buy Tickets to the 3 part course HERE

Fair Design Bootcamp
Jan
16
2:00 pm14:00

Fair Design Bootcamp

Jumpstart your dream project with Daphna Lewinshtein! Interested in getting started on an international collaborative design project with artisans?  Let's map out your next steps and equip you for a successful cross-cultural collaborative design experience with a positive and measurable impact for you and the artisans. Together we’ll look at the meaning of Fair Trade and figure out the right Fair Trade Certificate for you (if any). We’ll workshop collaborative design techniques, and go over how working with artisans differs from working with factories and what is important for a designer to work well with artisans.

Takeaways:

-A better understanding of Fair Trade

-Techniques for effective collaborative design

-Next steps for securing an international design collaboration with artisans

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Felting For Fashion
Dec
13
2:00 pm14:00

Felting For Fashion

Learn the wonders of felting with Nica Rabinowitz. Locally sourced and dyed wool will be provided for participants to explore wet felting. Everyone will walk away with felted shapes that can be needle felted into a scarf (just in time for the holiday season).

You will explore felting-in-shape. This will allow you to create felt in the shape of your own pattern pieces and create fully felted zero waste garments within a few hours. Learn to make locally sourced and hand crafted garments in a cost effective and sustainable way.

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Natural Dyeing
Dec
6
2:00 pm14:00

Natural Dyeing

Learn all the basics of natural dyes while experiencing the profound difference between metal and plant based mordants with The Dogwood Dyer's Liz Spencer. Many dye plants are particularly valuable for their color making potential as well as their ability to simultaneously provide natural fixative properties. A mordant is a necessary process for most natural dyers to ensure long lasting & clear color adhesion to the fiber. Learn about the local plants & natural substances that act as their own mordants & how to successfully achieve beautiful natural color without relying on mining activities and chemically processed metal salts.

You will walk away with a spectrum of fully naturally dyed swatches. Participants are also encouraged to bring a small to medium garment of natural fiber content (silk, wool, cotton, linen, hemp, etc.) to naturally mordant and dye.

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Tapestry Weaving 3: Advanced
Dec
5
2:00 pm14:00

Tapestry Weaving 3: Advanced

The final class in a three part weaving exploration with Molly George of Ghost and the Goodship. Material cost is included in the ticket price. We will be providing yarn and if you do not already have a loom there is a ticket option to walk away with a locally-sourced loom!

In this class students will create a tapestry project combining techniques learned in Tapestry Weaving I and II and exploring "outside the box" techniques.  Students will learn to create with non-traditional weaving materials.  They will also learn how to add a sense of dimension to tapestry weaving with embroidery, wrapping and knots.  This class is for advanced tapestry weavers who would like guided exploration on creating unique tapestry weavings.

Congratulations! By the end of the three part course you will be a tapestry weaving pro, with an in depth understanding of the medium.

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Resourcing: The Material Supply Chain
Dec
2
6:30 pm18:30

Resourcing: The Material Supply Chain

Michael Lavergne will lead a Book Talk, followed by a Panel Discussion on 'Re-Thinking the Global Supply Chain' with Leo Bonnani of Sourcemap, Meghan Ryan of BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) and Patrick Duffy the Vice President of Sustainability, Manufacturing and External Affairs at Manufacture NY.

Drinks will be provided by Brooklyn's own, Sixpoint Brewery and signed copies of 'Fixing Fashion' will be available.

Thank you to our kind sponsors: NYASG (New York Area Sustainability Group), Tennaxia, and Sixpoint Brewery.

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Intro to Biomaterials
Nov
22
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to Biomaterials

Discover the world of grown materials, learn to grow your own biomaterials with Ali Schachtschneider and Annelie Koller. We will explore the use of bacteria and yeasts to mycelium and cells as the design materials of the future. Participants will learn the processes involved in growing materials and will create material samples to take home.

In this workshop you’ll learn about the exciting work of artists, designers and businesses who are leading the use of biomaterials in design. You’ll be introduced to various methods, protocol and DIY techniques, safe working practices, and the innovative concepts behind the the biodesign, and the growth of materials. Each participant will be guided in hands on material methods and will create their own samples to grow at home!

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Zero Waste Design w/Daniel Silverstein
Nov
21
2:00 pm14:00

Zero Waste Design w/Daniel Silverstein

Learn the basics of zero waste design with Daniel Silverstein. Maximize your profits and minimize your waste. By learning my 4 new fresh approaches to designing and pattern making, you can increase your output per yard and keep textiles from hitting landfills around the world. Learn the process behind designing to reduce waste and collaborate with other students to manipulate existing patterns for a first hand zero-waste experience. 

Present your concept/muslin with your group members to the class and enjoy a constructive critique and Q&A. This will be a 4 hour studio class with all materials provided! (At least 2 years of design, sewing knowledge and pattern making experienced required). 

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Bacterial Printing: Part 2
Nov
15
3:00 pm15:00

Bacterial Printing: Part 2

Learn to grow your own textile prints with Ali Schachtschneider and Annelie Koller. We will discuss the use of bacteria as a biologically grown design medium, and work with participants using bacteria to create printed textiles.

In this 2 part workshop you’ll learn to safely utilize bacteria to grow custom made prints. Each participant will work with naturally colored bacteria which secrete pigments that will be grown and printed onto fabrics, creating individual bio-textile pieces. In addition, you will be introduced to the exciting fields of biomaterials and biodesign, we’ll discuss safe working methods, and the use of science in art and design.

Buy tickets to the 2 part workshop HERE

*The bacteria takes one week to grow. Your final print will be collected during this session.

Tapestry Weaving 2: Intermediate
Nov
15
11:00 am11:00

Tapestry Weaving 2: Intermediate

The second class with Molly George of Ghost and the Goodship in a three part weaving exploration. Material cost is included in the ticket price. We will be providing yarn and if you do not already have a loom there is a ticket option to walk away with a locally-sourced loom!

In this class students will learn advanced tapestry techniques.  Students will learn to create horizontal lines, wavy lines, loops on their tapestry projects.  As well as some exploration in shape creation.  This class is for tapestry weavers who have taken a Tapestry Weaving I or a beginners class and know how to dress a loom, "tie off", and basic techniques. 

There will be a part lll that will follow to continue to explore additional advanced techniques. Part III will be on December 5th 2-5pm.

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Dyeing + Local Foraging
Nov
14
2:00 pm14:00

Dyeing + Local Foraging

Get to know the colorful bounty that your local area has to offer by working with fresh plants foraged from and grown in the nearby ecosystem with The Dogwood Dyer's Liz Spencer. Natural dyeing can be fun, but the experience of using seasonal & regionally relevant plants as opposed to pre-extracted and imported powders provides a real connection to this age old process.

Students will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing with fresh raw dye stuffs, including the variance of color results from working with different parts of the plant, collected at different times of the harvest season as well as hue and depth change when extracting with hot vs. cold water. No previous dyeing knowledge necessary. Each participant will leave with various types of fabrics in a palette of regional colors.

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Bacterial Printing: Part 1
Nov
8
2:00 pm14:00

Bacterial Printing: Part 1

Learn to grow your own textile prints with Ali Schachtschneider and Annelie Koller. We will discuss the use of bacteria as a biologically grown design medium, and work with participants using bacteria to create printed textiles.

In this 2 part workshop you’ll learn to safely utilize bacteria to grow custom made prints. Each participant will work with naturally colored bacteria which secrete pigments that will be grown and printed onto fabrics, creating individual bio-textile pieces. In addition, you will be introduced to the exciting fields of biomaterials and biodesign, we’ll discuss safe working methods, and the use of science in art and design.

Buy tickets to the 2 part workshop HERE

*The bacteria takes one week to grow. Your final print will be collected in Part 2.