Photo: Sam Lahoz

The Design Trust will hold a roundtable discussion on strategies to maintain, retain, and create manufacturing in New York City. See the event recap.

New York City's design community depends on the presence of manufacturing that is within an arm’s reach with just-in-time capacity. The interdependency between designers and manufacturers is demonstrated daily within the boundaries of the Garment District and is increasingly apparent in the broader ecosystem of manufacturing centers and incubators popping up across the city. Join us for our first NYCxDesign event! "Making NYC: a Roundtable Discussion on Strategies to Maintain, Retain & Create Manufacturing in NYC" will convene key stakeholders to discuss the evolution of fashion manufacturing in the Garment District and beyond.

Featured Speakers

Bob Bland, Director, Manufacture NY
Miquela Craytor, Vice President of Industrial Initiatives, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Adam Friedman, Director, Pratt Center for Community Development
Andrew Kimball, President and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Tanya Menendez, Co-Founder, Maker’s Row
Nina Rappaport, Curator, Vertical Urban Factory Project and publications director, Yale School of Architecture
Yeohlee Teng, Founder/designer, YEOHLEE
Marianne Webber, Founder, Quick Turn Clothing 
The roundtable will be moderated by Cliff Pearson, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record

This event is sponsored by Grendene and NYCxDesign. 

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM


Parsons The New School for Design


  • 66 5th Ave
    New York, NY 10011