What is Save the Garment Center?

Save the Garment Center is a New York City based organization which supports factories, suppliers, and designers through education and advocacy. There are currently 24,000 apparel manufacturing jobs in New York City that make producing clothing production domestically possible, and Save the Garment Center creates access to these resources for future American designers. Save the Garment Center helps to aid new fashion entrepreneurs in starting businesses and fashion lines leading to the creation of American jobs.

Save the Garment Center was started in 2007 as a grassroots campaign by factory owners Samanta Cortes, Anthony Lilore, Paul Cavazza and Larry Geffner. This campaign was in response to City Hall’s plans to lift the 1987 zoning laws that had protected the leases of the Garment Center fashion tenants for the past 23 years. 

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