New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Increased Investment in Fashion / by Maxwell Young

The fashion industry employs about 180,000 people in New York City, and the semi-annual fashion weeks in New York are responsible for an $887 million economic impact.  In an effort to continue to support and stimulate this industry, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to increase the city's investment from $5 million to $15 million and to expand the reach of Made in NY.  Currently a six year old organization, Made in NY provides space, production, and other resources to 35 NY-based designers, allowing them to showcase their collections during the industry's biggest time of year--New York Fashion Week--at no cost.  With some of the programs already underway, the initiative will focus on the education of fashion and design, as well as the support of emerging designers and manufacturers.  Check out the video for Made in NY below.