New Fashion Incubator + Production Development Hub Opens in Downtown Los Angeles
Manufacture New York is partnering with LA fashion manufacturer and apparel consultancy Indie Source to establish a new Made In USA product development & fashion incubator hub at Maker City LA @ The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. The official opening is next Friday, November 13th, 2015.
This groundbreaking partnership between The Reef, Indie Source and Manufacture NY will establish vertically integrated support for LA fashion brands. Indie Source will provide businesses with streamlined product development including fabric sourcing, pattern making, cutting, sewing, and finishing, while Manufacture New York will provide a fashion + tech design incubator, complete with a shared designer studio, industrial equipment, mentorship, classes and events.
All brands will have access to state of the art photography studios, media lab, sales showroom & a world class event venue at The Reef.
A launch party for industry influencers, entrepreneurs, local designers and other creatives interested in touring the new facility will be held on Friday, November 13th from 6pm-9pm.
About Manufacture New York
Manufacture New York's mission is to reawaken and rebuild America's fashion industry, foster the next wave of businesses, and create a transparent, sustainable global supply chain.
Founded in 2012, MNY is transforming the fashion ecosystem (design, development and distribution) and creating a new, vertically integrated business model that serves the fashion industry’s needs of today and the future.
Manufacture New York's flagship headquarters, Liberty View Industrial Plaza in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is a world-class 160,000 sf manufacturing innovation hub. Our community includes a diverse range of hard working & talented fashion designers, manufacturers and technologists.
For more information on Manufacture NY, go to www.ManufactureNY.org
About Indie Source
Indie Source is an apparel manufacturer and fashion consultancy that is redefining the way clothing is developed, produced, and distributed in the United States. Based out of Los Angeles' fashion district, they provide fashion designers with a personalized, in-house product development team which includes a dedicated project manager and the best sourcing specialists, patternmakers, and sample makers that the industry has to offer. Indie Source also provides full-package production services from 200 to 20,000 unit orders across all knit and woven apparel categories.
For more information on Indie Source, go to www.IndieSource.com.
About The Reef
The Reef is an 860,000 sf complete creative habitat in downtown Los Angeles tailored to meet the needs of the innovators, entrepreneurs, and diverse creators who make Los Angeles the creative capital of the world.
Dedicated to providing inspiring workspaces, essential tools of the trade, unique events, and top lifestyle showrooms in a collaborative environment, The Reef proudly supports and encourages makers in fashion, technology, media, design and the fine arts at Maker City LA, a lively community of experienced wholesalers at LA Mart, and event and trade show producers large and small at Magic Box.
The Reef is also home to large-scale creative workspaces, and is the downtown LA campus of General Assembly, the Claremont Graduate University, and TechShop (coming in 2016.) The Reef is a place where the social norm is collaboration, learning, sharing, mentoring, experimentation, and generosity.