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Save the Fashion District

  1. 1. SAVEFASHIONDISTRICTANNE HWAYOUN LEEDON HSIEHSEUNGWON DOSUE JUNGHEE JUNGVERA ANTEBI
  2. 2. “New York’s reputation as a global fashion capital is under threat with the city’s once bustling garment district facing extinction.” -Michelli NicholsMichelli Nichols, “NY Garment District Battling For Survival,” Reuters, (Sep 13, 2009): http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/13/us-newyork-fashion-garmentdistrict-idUS-TRE58C0UY20090913
  3. 3. %95 “In 1960, %95 of clothing sold in the US was made in the US.”http://savethegarmentcenter.org/about/ “Now, the figure is down to just 5%.” %5
  4. 4. While many manufacturing firms outside of Midtown have closed since 1994, the Garment District and surrounding area have retained a relatively stable core of factories. — Credit: Sarah Williams, Spatial Information Design Lab, GSAPP, Columbia University
  5. 5. WHY ?RISING RENTS – CAUSING THE PRODUCTION TO MOVE FROM THE F.D. TOABROAD.HIGH COST OF LABORNOT ENOUGH GOVERNMENT PROTECTIONBloomberg administration(in 2009) tried to focus one or more large buildings in thegarment district center to perform as a main building of manufacturing and relatedbusinesses due to a conflict between landlords and city administration. City officialshad wanted to move the garment center to Brooklyn or Queens.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/nyregion/20garment.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
  6. 6. A group of industry stakeholder formed an organization called “Save the Garment Center” and resisted against the government’s offer.http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/schmatta-rags-to-riches-to-rags/index.html#/documentaries/schmatta-rags-to-riches-to-rags/video/featurette.html/eNrjcmbO0CzLTEnNd8xLzKksyUx2zs8rSa0oUc-PSYEJBSSmp-ol5qYy5zMXsjGyMXIyMrJJJ5aW5BfkJFbalhSVpgIAXbkXOA==
  7. 7. WHYSAVE THEGARMENTDISTRICT ?
  8. 8. “Apple’s iPhone is a model of American ingenuity, but most of its components are manufactured somewhere else. The decline of manufacturing can lead to the loss of other kinds of jobs, a factor in the American economy right now.”http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/20/business/the-iphone-economy.html
  9. 9. THE FLOW OF CREATIVITYAS AN IDEA EVOLVES AND A GARMNET IS MADE.ALL OF THE STEPS IN FASHION DESIGN ARE LINKED. AS AN IDEA EVOLVES AND A GARMENT IS MADE ALL OF THE STEPS IN FASHION DESIGN ARE LINKED
  10. 10. 263 263 257 8TH AVENUE 7TH AVENUE 38TH STREET FASHION DISTRICT 263 256 256 256 252 252 238 228 224 212 212 258 230 554INDEX TRIMMING STORE PRICE POINT 263 SPANDEX HOUSE 554 8th AVE TEXTILE KINGDOM COR. 252 TRIMART INC 224 ITRIM STORE ATMOSPHERE 263 ADVANCED PRINTING 263 CUT FABRIC - GUIDE FABRIC INC. 252 FABRIC WORLD USA INC. 222 TOP TRIMMING QUANTITY OF PRODUCTS 257 SIL 256-258 HAI’S TRIMMING 238 D&I FASHION 212 PACIFIC TRIMMING FABRIC STORE SERVICE 256 JONATHAN 230 3G TRIMMING CORP. 212 B&Q 256 LEATHER IMPACT 228 SPANDEX WORLD INC. MAPPING FASHION DISTRICT
  11. 11. THE RATING SYSTEM
  12. 12. INTERVIEWS – PACIFIC TRIMMING 252 252 238 228 224 212 21 230EX HOUSE 554 8th AVE TEXTILE KINGDOM COR. 252 TRIMART INC 224CED PRINTING 263 CUT FABRIC - GUIDE FABRIC INC. 252 FABRIC WORLD USA INC. 222 256-258 HAI’S TRIMMING 238 D&I FASHION 212 256 JONATHAN 230 3G TRIMMING CORP. 212 256 LEATHER IMPACT 228 SPANDEX WORLD INC.
  13. 13. INTERVIEWS – SPANDEX WORLD6 256 256 252 252 238 2288 230OINT 263 SPANDEX HOUSE 554 8th AVE TEXTILE KINGDOM COR. 252 TRTMOSPHERE 263 ADVANCED PRINTING 263 CUT FABRIC - GUIDE FABRIC INC. 252 FA Y OF PRODUCTS 257 SIL 256-258 HAI’S TRIMMING 238 D& 256 JONATHAN 230 3G 256 LEATHER IMPACT 228 SP
  14. 14. SUGGESTIONS 1. IMPROVING THE OVERALL SERVICE / QUALITY AND STORE ATMOSPHERE 2. UPDATING THE MAP ANNUALLY TO KEEP TRACK OF THE SITUATION

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