Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Garment District in NYC

Okay, this is my first attempt to do a blog post with pictures on my new iPad. There appears to be a glitch in that loading pictures from iPad to Blogger doesn't work without jumping through some hoops and downloading some apps.

While in NYC last week, we met up with a friend from the theatre department at the university here, who was on a buying trip in NYC getting costumes and fabric to bring back here.

She invited us to come back to the Garment District with her to see an authentic part of NYC that we'd never see in all the touristy sections we normally frequent.

She took us up in a warehouse that was full of fabrics, machines, clothing, tailors, and her friend,who makes clothes for T.V. shows and Broadway shows. Her friend gave us a tour of the various workshops and was very generous with her time, answering all our questions and allowing us to take pictures. She told us how the District warehouses all used to be full of workers, but now a lot of the work had gone overseas. It was such an awesome experience to go behind the scenes to see all of this.

I don't know if the pictures will post or how to get descriptions next to each picture, so I will publish this now and if the pix don't show up, I will come back later to load them.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

They showed up just GREAT for me....Wonderful pictures of such an interesting part of all that NYC has going on in it....!

There is a WONDERFUL Documentary about The Gaement Dustric 'back in the day'...I think it was originally shown on HBO....I will try to look up the name....The Garment Industry was probably the most important industry in NYCE...And, as your friends friend said---it's all overseas now. Almost NOTHING is made in New York anymore...So very sad....

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sorry about that "E"...
The name of the Documentary is "SCHMATTA: Rags To Riches...." 2009
Worth renting if Netxlix has it.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sorry...It's "SCHMATTA: Riches To Rags"....It didn't look right afterr I posted it....So, this is the correct name.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Thanks Naomi, I appreciate it. I will put it on Netflix. It was such a wonderful experience getting to go up and down the floors in this warehouse and see the different garment factories, the patterns they were cutting, the finished products. As tourists, we never get to see a real side to NYC, so this was great.

Oops I did it again

Getting it short in anticipation of warm weather and more jogging, it grows fast and will be long again by next winter.