The Fading Garment Industry: ‘Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags’

Before capitalists understood the value of Chinese labor, the garment industry was fruitful with fabric makers to tailors to seamstresses during the 70s to 80s. Fast forward to 2009, when only 5% of clothing is manufactured in the United States — down from 75% in the mid-60s. What’s the moral of the story? The Garment Industry is desperate to conserve its nearly depleted oxygen. ‘Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags,’ on HBO Monday night 9pm EST, documents and educates fashionistas about this failing industry with a brief glimpse through New York City’s Garment District history.

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Sneak Peak

One response to “The Fading Garment Industry: ‘Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags’

  1. Hi,

    Thank you for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.

    black hattitude.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s