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Manufacture New York

Local designers need a space to work. Consumers want more affordable locally made products. Manufacture New York provides a solution.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Fashion
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2012
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

Manufacture New York is NYC's first fashion design & production incubator. For a monthly membership fee of $300, local designers are provided with the space, equipment, and resources to manufacture their own apparel. This levels the playing field for designers, and provides consumers with greater options of Made in the USA apparel. Plus, the reduced number of overseas shipments will help the environment and our local economy.


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    Robert Sanchez
    Chief Strategy Officer

    A serial entrepreneur, Rob has started 4 different companies and worked for 2 additional startups. In Fashioning Our Industry, Rob began a fashion pitch event, resulting in the successful funding of two companies. Rob is a J.D. candidate at Fordham Law School, focused on Fashion Law. He also worked at New York Angels, evaluating over 25 companies, performing due diligence on five private deals, and participating in over $5m in raised funds.

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    Bob Bland

    Bob Bland is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer, entrepreneur and community organizer. She founded her brand, Brooklyn Royalty, in 2006 after a professional apparel + graphic design career at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Triple Five Soul, Rugby by Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic. Her line combines premium design principles, premium materials and hand-printed graphics that are meant to look and wear better over time.

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    Nelis Parts

    Nelis Parts is the COO + CFO of Manufacture New York. With over six years of financial industry experience, and brings significant project management and financial savvy to the team. Nelis started his career as an advisor to companies on mergers and acquisitions in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co., where he provided financial modeling and strategic advice to companies on deals valued $300 million to $1.5 billion.


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    Joe Daniels, Loeb & Loeb LLP
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    Bradley Smallberg, Smallberg Sorkin & Co. LLP