Resonance, a collection of companies focused to transform the fashion industry, has announced the opening of its first stateside sew production facility in New York City. The 300 square-foot facility is housed at Pier 59 in Chelsea Piers, adjacent to Resonance’s headquarters. Resonance has built the first creation-to-customer-closet platform for sustainable fashion.
Resonance, a collection of companies focused to transform the fashion industry, has announced the opening of its first stateside sew production facility in New York City. The 300 square-foot facility is housed at Pier 59 in Chelsea Piers, adjacent to Resonance’s HQ. Resonance has built the first creation-to-customer-closet platform for sustainable fashion.
The company uses digital printing on organic and environmentally certified fabrics as part of a fully automated process to design, sell, and make garments in real time, on demand, sustainably anywhere in the world.
“The new facility is comprised of 12 sewing stations with the ability to make hundreds of garments per week supported by Resonance’s proprietary technology. The team plans to hire additional team members to run the NYC facility as well as several others that are planned in the coming months,” according to the company’s statement.
“The US has lost one million apparel manufacturing jobs in the last 50 years. These jobs won’t come back by just wishing it – every step in the value chain to create fashion needs to be reimagined. Using advanced machine learning, innovative manufacturing systems, and new human processes, we can create thousands of living wage jobs across this country,” Lawrence Lenihan, Resonance chairman and co-founder, said in a press release.
“Resonance is deeply committed to bringing components of garment manufacturing back to NYC, a city whose thriving textile manufacturing industry was driven overseas in search of lower production costs,” the statement further said. “Resonance believes that this network can birth a new fashion value chain and new entrepreneurs can build job-creating manufacturing businesses in their communities powered by orders for clothing from brands on the Resonance platform. These next generation manufacturers will compete on cost and by being closer to the end customer, adding value to the last-mile process, and producing garments that create social and environmental value transparently.”
In the future, Resonance’s goal is to open hundreds of these sew production facilities around the country and internationally while also connecting existing ones, helping to reimagine the textile manufacturing experience for designers, consumers and the planet.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)