Local, Women-Owned Business Volition Be Largest New Lease at BAT in Three Years
Visitor Pivoted From High Manner to Brand Sustainable PPE for Frontline Workers, Now Growing to Help Restore National Stockpile
Announcement Comes During Women’due south History Month, Builds on Mayor Adams’ Economic Recovery Blueprint Released Earlier This Month
BROOKLYN, NY—New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that New York Embroidery Studio (NYES) will exist the newest tenant at the Brooklyn Army Last (BAT), signing the largest new lease at the terminal in three years and filling one of the largest spaces at BAT. This expansion volition create more than 500 on-site jobs, yielding an estimated $73 1000000 in economic output for New York City. The full-service blueprint manufacturer volition take over most 80,000 square feet to create a state-of-the-art facility, where they will manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health-care workers beyond the land.
“One week after announcing my assistants’due south economic recovery plan, I am proud to bear witness New Yorkers that nosotros are getting to work and creating jobs in our city,” said
Mayor Adams. “Small and minority- and women-endemic businesses must be at the core of an inclusive and equitable economic recovery, and I am proud to honor Women’southward History Month by supporting NYES and women entrepreneurs in all 5 boroughs.”
“The New York Embroidery Studio’s expansion at the Brooklyn Army Terminal will bring 500 jobs to Sunset Park and further advance New York’s economic recovery,” said
Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development Maria Torres-Springer. “As we continue to invest in the city’southward garment manufacturing sector, this is a not bad opportunity to support an innovative, women-led business providing life-saving personal protective equipment to medical professionals beyond the country. New York Embroidery Studio embodies the spirit of reinvention will bring our economy back from the pandemic.”
“The local production of PPE is essential to our health care workers and our urban center, so we are always prepared,” said
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President and CEO Andrew Kimball. “We must be frontward-thinking every bit we accost our city’due south future pandemic preparedness. NYCEDC is proud to support a local, women-led modest business, similar New York Embroidery Studio, with a new state-of-the-fine art space in the Brooklyn Regular army Terminal, to help them meet their PPE quotas and ensure the equipment is made in America. Nosotros commend New York Embroidery Studio for answering the call and pivoting from high fashion to sustainable PPE for our frontline workers.”
“New York Embroidery Studio has been manufacturing in the garment heart for over thirty years. I am totally committed to growing the apparel industrial base here in NYC,” said
Michelle Feinberg, founder and possessor, NYES. “Additionally, nosotros desire to bring high fashion’s drive for innovation and quality to PPE manufacturing, by developing novel and sustainable products for our clients.”
At the height of the pandemic, NYES pivoted from high fashion to making PPE. Founder Michelle Feinberg and her team prototyped and made more than 590,000 hospital gowns in just ix weeks, while also keeping hundreds of New Yorkers employed when the urban center’southward economic system was close down.
That pivot laid the foundation for the visitor’s expansion to NYCEDC’s BAT, where they volition use state-of-the-art automatic cut and spreading machines and other advanced manufacturing techniques to produce biodegradable and sustainable PPE total-time, as part of an ongoing effort to restore the country’s national stockpile. NYES prioritizes eco-friendly production methods to reduce waste matter and the metropolis’s carbon footprint. While medical PPE is typically not biodegradable, NYES has developed an innovative biodegradable isolation gown.
In the coming months, NYES volition be fitting out the large-scale operation heart at BAT, and the company has committed to working with Minority- and Women-Endemic Business Enterprises equally contractors and subcontractors to build out the space. In improver, NYES will employ NYCEDC’s HireNYC program, which connects businesses with qualified job seekers in the local customs.
Previously, NYCEDC supported NYES with grant funding through the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative from 2014 to 2018, to offset costs associated with purchasing new equipment, upgrading technologies, and making improvements to the visitor’s Manhattan facility.
Michelle Feinberg founded NYES in 2001, in Manhattan’due south Garment Center, offer embellishment and specialized services and skills in fashion manufacturing for the likes of Tory Burch, Thom Browne, Coach, Ralph Lauren, and Alexander Wang, as well as small and emerging New York Urban center-based brands like Kerby Jean-Raymond.
Today’s announcement builds on the mayor’south vision for the future of New York Metropolis’s economic system outlined in “Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Design for NYC’south Economic Recovery.” The blueprint, released this month, contains 70 initiatives designed to capitalize on a one time-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvigorate the city’s economic system and increment equity and inclusivity. The blueprint specifically aims to accelerate the return to pre-pandemic employment levels, while simultaneously laying the foundation for the urban center’south economic futurity—addressing historic injustices and reimagining outdated ways of doing business organization.
“The road towards a full and just recovery is a long one, but we must learn the hard lessons coming out of this pandemic,” said
New York City Councilmember Alexa Avilés. “We cannot continue to rely on unstable global supply chains when our customs stands willing and able to produce necessary PPE right here. We welcome New York Embroidery Studio to our district and look forward to working with EDC on calculation even more high-quality, good-paying jobs to our working waterfront.”
About New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
New York City Economic Development Corporation is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that creates shared prosperity across New York City by strengthening neighborhoods and creating good jobs. We work with and for communities to bring emerging industries to New York Metropolis; develop spaces and facilities for businesses; empower New Yorkers through training and skill-edifice; and invest in sustainable and innovative projects that make the city a not bad place to alive and work. To learn more than nigh what we do, visit the states on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
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