fashion industry


Wed August 21, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: How one New York City industry refashioned itself

Nanette Lepore Fall 2013 collection

In 1950, New York City’s garment industry employed 300,000 workers. During the last several decades, those production jobs have all but disappeared. But the story of what happened next in this industry is dramatically different from others in cities elsewhere in the state.

Today, Fashion Week in New York City attracts nearly 250,000 visitors from around the world and has an economic impact on the city of of more than $750 million.

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