Manufacture New York
Spring Summer 2016 Inventory Offering
Manufacture New York is interested in creating a strong relationship with the Kickfurther community by listing our first offer for $50,000. We have sold out of our holiday inventory and are wanting to restock for the upcoming Spring/Summer seasons.
The funds we are planning to raise on Kickfurther will go towards materials and production for our SS16 Men’s Collection that we are selling through our E-Commerce platform, as well as a couple of pop-up shops that we are having this Spring/Summer.
We have all of the designs, patterns, and samples complete for our collection and are now in marking and grading. We are waiting to begin the fun part- where we produce it!
In order to produce this collection we need the overhead for the materials and cut & sew/wash for production. Included in each garment price is the amount for the total of this. We source the best materials we can for our garments, the majority of it (all the denim, terry, jersey) is produced in the US. We use established fabric mills like Cone Denim and American Fabrics that are grown and produced in the Southeastern US, primarily in North Carolina. Our leathers are Italian leathers from Libra Leathers, which source the finest leathers from Europe, and our silks are from Calamo and are the highest quality. It typically takes 2-4 weeks to get all the materials in once they are ordered.
We have our cut & sew for Production lined up and scheduled for 6 weeks from now, April 15th. We are using 3 different NYC manufacturers for our Production based on fabrication. We look for manufacturers with the highest value that we can pass on to our Customers. We have the best denim, leather, and cut and sew manufacturers lined up to do our produciton. We are going to launch our Pre-Sale on April 1st, with the ship date being 12 weeks later (June 15th). We are anticipating our production taking 6 weeks, but the extra 2 weeks will guarentee us to have all of the washes complete and have them pressed, packaged, and ready to ship by June 15th.
The timeline is as follows:
March 15th- Order all materials
April 15th- Carry to cutters & manufacturers
April 25th- Look over TOP’s (top of production) so we can make sure Production is up to company standard’s with quality.
April 25th-May 25th- Production
May 25th-June 5th- Enzyme Washing for Jeans & Zip Ups
May 25th-June 10th- Pressing and Packaging for all Styles
June 12th- Delivered to our shipping and receiving room at MNY, ready to ship.
About Manufacture New York
Manufacture New York is an innovative, inclusive fashion incubator and vertically-integrated facility startup that has opened in Sunset Park, Brooklyn We are dedicated to providing emerging designers with the resources + skills to streamline their production process and transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all.
We are also a diverse community of 50+ creatives who are already sharing resources + working together to make this project a reality.
Our headquarters include a fully-equipped sampling room, manufacturing facilities, classroom space (open to the public), private studios for rent and state-of-the art laboratories complete with the industry’s latest technology for design + production. We also offer a dedicated area for experimentation with environmentally-friendly fabric washes, dyeing, finishes and special textile applications.
About the owner
Bob Bland is the CEO + Founder of Manufacture New York (MNY), a social enterprise that is rethinking the fashion ecosystem (design, development, distribution) and creating a new, vertically-integrated business model that will transform apparel & textile production for the 21st century. Their mission is to reawaken and rebuild America’s fashion industry, foster the next wave of businesses, and create a transparent, sustainable global supply chain.
Ms. Bland founded MNY in 2012 based on her decade of experience in the New York City industry as a corporate fashion designer for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs & Triple 5 Soul and as the founder of independent streetwear label Brooklyn Royalty. After 7 years of working with local manufacturers to produce her collection, she designed the MNY vision as a comprehensive response to the needs of post-recession fashion entrepreneurs and urban manufacturers dedicated to domestic ethical production.
An international speaker + advocate for domestic manufacturing, ethical supply chains and design entrepreneurship education, Ms. Bland has presented Manufacture New York as a case study in Copenhagen, Seoul, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Las Vegas, Washington D.C. and NYC. She has also been featured in two books, Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present & Future (2015), We Own the City (2014); the film “Making It In America: Empowering Global Fashion;” and multiple TV interviews including CNBC & CBS Evening News.
Born and raised in Elkton, Tennessee, Margaret May attended Middle Tennessee State University and obtained a B.S. in Textiles, Merchandising and Design. Active for years in the Middle Tennessee fashion scene, and with several years of experience working in a costume shop, she moved to NYC in 2011 and landed a job in the pattern room at Haute Hippie. During the time she worked at HH she also freelanced for brands such as Julianna Bass, Peter Som, Bow & Drape and Vaunt & Sol. She comes with drive and ambition to create quality garments with a superior fit for everyone who works with Manufacture New York.
A curious type, Yamanucci Molin is driven by her desire to solve problems and draw connections. In the position of Product Development Specialist, she combines her knack for problem solving, knowledge of technical design and patternmaking, and previous experience with fashion brands Public School and Thom Browne and New York RTW sample rooms to help clients create garments they are proud of and happy to introduce to the market. She has studied at Parsons, The New School for Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Sandro Romans is a Jamaican born, Texas raised designer who has degrees in both Fashion Design and Accessories Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Sandro is currently the Assistant Pattern Maker for Manufacture New York and handles a majority of the Menswear clients. He simultaneously works on his namesake contemporary Menswear line.