NEW YORK — A contingent of garment contractors from Manhattan’s Chinatown are heading back to the old country in the hopes of turning their most formidable competitors into allies.
The Greater Blouse, Skirt & Undergarment Association is organizing a trade mission next month bringing some of its local manufacturers to China and Hong Kong in hopes of lining up joint ventures with Chinese manufacturers and possibly drumming up some export business. The mission is scheduled to run from Jan. 4 to 18 and take 12 local manufacturers and some officials from non-governmental organizations to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"