Together with the Garment District Alliance, Nest’s Makers United Program launched in New York City’s Garment District to bring much-needed attention and resources to the District’s manufacturing and artisan businesses.
The following businesses are just a handful of the skilled manufacturing outposts located in the heart of New York City. Nest’s NYC Garment District Makers United Sourcing Directory offers a more comprehensive list of manufacturers and craft businesses.
Artist Gallery is a sample room and small batch production studio that supports contemporary and high-end designers with patternmaking, sample development, and production.
At the Venue (Glory Apparel)
At the Venue is a concept community where independent knitwear designers can connect to create, identify, and share resources to transform the knitwear production process to establish trend-setting market visions and values.
Baikal Inc. Handbags
Baikal Inc. is the leading handbag and accessories factory in the United States. They work with new designers, as well as well-known, established brands to make samples and production with the highest quality.
From sourcing to design, product development to production management, Boss Studio provides an extensive, seamless full-service experience for new and established designers.
For more than 15 years, JM Pattern has worked with luxury designers like J. Mendel, ICB, Zac Posen, Marchesa, Diane von Furstenberg, and Jason Wu.They specialize in cocktail and evening wear, as well as bridal design.
Joanna Design Source
Joanna Design Source is an apparel production company in New York City, that was founded and operated by Joanna Wu, a talented production manager.
M&S Schmalberg is a fourth generation, family-owned company. They have been manufacturing custom fabric flowers for in the Garment District for more than 100 years.
Mei Pattern Studio
Mei Studio is a full-service fashion pattern and sample making studio. They draw on 30+ years of experience to offer clients fast, flexible, and dependable service.
Quality Patterns works at the forefront of computerized grading and marking services for local and international clients. They utilize state of the art equipment to meet their clients’ unique needs.
R. Kaye Ltd.
R. Kaye Ltd. is a custom manufacturer and wholesale seller specializing in costume jewelry, buttons, buckles, and other clothing ornaments.
Sherry (Terry) Accessories
With more than 40 years of of experience, Terry Schwartz is an industry leader creating and manufacturing accessories for new, small, and elite designers all over.
Founded by a talented husband-and-wife team, Somiya offerns pattern making, sample making, and small-lot production for contemporary designers and high-end brands.
Tom’s Sons International Pleating
Since 1931, Tom’s Sons International Pleating has been a family-owned, full-service fabric and textile business. They offer a range of services from sample development to production at scale.
Vogue Too is a nimble team of skilled craftsmen providing pleating, stitching, and embroidery services for independent and established designers, as well as the theater, screen and film industries.
Wing + Weft
Wing + Weft is a small, woman-owned business and the only custom glove factory in the Garment District. They are committed to supporting students, new designers, and other small businesses, as well as established designers and the theater industry.
Zoila's Sample Room
Zoila’s Sample Room provides support to emerging and established designers, and everyone in between. Zoila and her team expertly bring sketches to life managing sample creation and small-batch production.
MAKER LANDSCAPE REPORTS
The landscape mapping report gathers data and insights from makers about the challenges and opportunities for growing their small businesses as well as strengthening inclusivity and access to resources for their local maker community. We invite you to read more about the incredible talent and local makers in our latest report focused on the makers in New York City’s Garment District on our Research and Advocacy page.