Friday, August 01, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Mayor Names Fashion Industry Firms to Receive Grants for Improvements

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Mayor Names Fashion Industry Firms to Receive Grants for Improvements
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

A new program to kickstart the city's fashion industry got off the runway Thursday.

As Fashion Week began, Mayor Bill de Blasio named the seven winning firms that will be awarded between $46,000 and $150,000 grants to improve facilities and train workers.

The seven winners were selected from a batch of 40 applicants.

It's all part of the "Fashion Manufacturing Initiative."

"The goal of this initiative - very straight forward, very important - is to strengthen the fashion industry in this city," de Blasio said. "This is an imperative, this a strategic, important matter for the people of this city. "

In all, the city kicked in $1 million, with another $2 million coming from private interests.

10.11.12.241 ClientIP: 54.83.228.89, 23.0.160.31, 10.48.37.110 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP