By  on January 22, 2010

WASHINGTON — Designers Yeohlee Teng, Nanette Lepore and Stan Herman arrived here Wednesday night to raise political awareness about efforts to preserve New York’s Garment District.

The group met with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and staffers from the offices of several congressmen, including Rep. Tim Ryan, (D., Ohio) of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus. Along with Ryan, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.), who represents Garment District neighborhoods, attended a panel where the trio spoke about the importance of the district to the city, the future of U.S. manufacturing and designers.

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