CFDA AREA: DISCOVER THE LOCAL MANUFACTURING

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The Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) is a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). FMI was created to nurture, elevate and preserve garment production in New York City, ultimately connecting fashion designers to local manufacturing. The program includes: FMI Grant Fund offering matching grants to facilities committed to improving their services through innovation and technology; Apparel Skills Training Courses to generate a stronger workforce; a New York City Production Database on CFDA.com; and ongoing professional development, collaborative industry events and creative partnerships.

This season 6 companies are present at the CFDA area: M&S Schmalberg, Tom’s Sons International Pleating, David Wolfson and Associates, New York Embroidery Studio, Funtastic Furs, Park Avenue International.