MADE IN NYC
“Since launching the brand, we have designed, cut, and sewn our core signature woven styles in New York with factory partners based in the Garment District,” said Timo Weiland, who helms the Gotham-based brand alongside Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang. “Building upon this ‘made in New York’ aspect has been an integral part of our business and our story as a brand.”
Weiland says that manufacturing most of the brand’s collection in the United States, specifically in New York City, has been a “passion project” of theirs.
“Alan’s family were prominent Garment Center entrepreneurs in the 1960s so he has it in his genes!” he added
The next part of the CFDA collaboration will spotlight another locally manufactured collection, only this time in Los Angeles.
“We are proud to partner with the CFDA and its network of emerging designers and manufacturers,” said Marissa Webb, creative director of Banana Republic. “This new program is a great opportunity to provide mentorship and resources to help creative talent grow their business while designing and producing locally.”