Designer Adam Selman selecting fabrics in New York's Garment District, which is facing a controversial rezoning.
PHOTO BY CLINT SPAULDING
With the prospect of Manhattan's Garment District yielding to high-rise condos complicating life for fashion companies, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.) and industry executives are calling for closer ties between industry and government.
During a Friday panel discussion hosted by Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute on “frontiers and land mines for fashion entrepreneurs,” the controversial border adjustment tax proposed by President Donald Trump and the possible rezoning of Manhattan’s Garment District, which plans to move the area and many business deep into Brooklyn, were top of mind. But the rezoning took over the conversation.
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