Marketplace for locally manufactured apparel and accessories to run at Industry City on weekends Nov. 23 – Dec. 1
BROOKLYN, NY (November 15, 2013) – Factory Floor, a 22,000-square-foot, pop-up marketplace at Industry City, will kick off the holiday shopping season by featuring New York City-based fashion designers. “Fashion on the Factory Floor” will showcase handmade apparel, accessories and jewelry from more than 50 independent fashion designers.
The pop-up market is presented by Made In NYC, Industry City, Con Edison and Citi Foundation, with support from Manufacture NY, Save the Garment Center, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Emerging Designer. The market is open to the public and will run for two weekends starting November 23, at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn (241 37th Street).
“Industry City is exploding with a wide variety of sub-sectors that make up the innovation economy in New York City,” said Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City. “We are thrilled to provide a unique venue, the Factory Floor, and partner with Made in NYC to showcase emerging fashion designers and promote local manufacturing.”
“New York City is the epicenter of high touch, high quality production and innovation,” said Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development. “Fashion on the Factory Floor will create an opportunity to showcase the unrivaled talent in design and production that exists here and at the same time drive sales to the apparel manufacturing sector.”
“Fashion on the Factory Floor” will include clothing for men, women and children, handbags, jewelry and other accessories. Shoppers will have the opportunity to meet the designers and observe live artisan workshops. The complete list of designers and business hours is available at www.FactoryFloorBrooklyn.com.
This is the second Factory Floor show presented by Industry City. The first show featured more than 40 local furniture and home goods designer-manufacturers and drew a crowd of more than 3000 people over the course of its two-weekend run.
About Made In NYC
Made In NYC is the leading hub for industrial and manufacturing information in New York City, and the only directory of businesses who manufacture within the five boroughs. Made In NYC supports over 1,000 designers and manufacturers by connecting them with customers and services to grow business and create jobs. Made in NYC is an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development which works for a more sustainable and equitable New York City in partnership with community-based organizations, small businesses and policymakers.
About Industry City
When launched in the early 1900s, Industry City’s 16 buildings were among the most productive industrial sites in the world. Today, the six-million-square-foot complex on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is less than 70 percent occupied. As the innovation economy takes hold in New York City, a new partnership led by managing partner Jamestown Properties, Belvedere Capital and Angelo, Gordon & Co. have joined with the Schron and Fruchthandler families to recapitalize the property to convert its 30 acres into a hub for tech and manufacturing, with a focus on local job creation. For more information, please visit www.bushterminal.com.