New York is celebrating Fashion Week, and Mayor Eric Adams announced a partnership with New York City Economic Development Corporation that will create several new jobs for New Yorkers and provide a huge boost to New York's economy.
As part of the redevelopment of the Made in NY campus, Slow Factory will be joining as the first major tenant. The Made in NY garment hub will be a space to grow jobs and expand in garment manufacturing and fashion design.
Most importantly, the garment hub will create 460 fashion jobs onsite and train 500 people. This will bring approximately $57 million in direct economic output to New York City.
"New York City was already the fashion capital of the United States, but the redevelopment and creation of new fashion jobs at the Made in NY campus in Brooklyn will only solidify our place as the city of swagger. Slow Factory's opening at the garment hub in Sunset Park will help create hundreds of fashion jobs onsite. Additionally, we are leading the way and showing that prioritizing sustainability can go hand-in-hand with the fashion industry," said Mayor Eric Adams.
Slow Factory's move into the garment hub will be the first-ever brick and mortar location and it will build a thriving manufacturing sector in Sunset Park. Frontline climate justice leadership has called for a focus on sustainability and green manufacturing in the district, home to the second-largest concentration of garment manufacturers and employment in New York City.