Posts tagged Made in NYC
Studio Visit: Outlier

If there’s one brand that epitomizes new manufacturing in Brooklyn, it’s Outlier. The Williamsburg-based company started out by trying to solve a critical problem: a lack of a functional bike commuting clothes. And now Outlier has grown into a web-savvy retailer that designs their own highly-technical fabrics for super functional clothes that make people’s lives better, mainly by making bike commuting more comfortable.  

Launched in 2008, Outlier has now expanded beyond making shirts and pants to shorts, outerwear, blazers and more, but they’ve stayed true to their core belief that clothes have to perform on the bike, and off. And today they launched the Shank Jacket, a new take on the classic denim jacket.

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Making it Made in NYC

Made In NYC is one of a few organizations in New York working to promote manufacturing in the City and link designers with factories that can produce their goods. It’s run out of the Pratt Center for Community Development and recently launched a new project called Spec It Green which is designed to help builders source sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials. Given the amount of development we see around the city, it’s pretty huge. 

I went over to Pratt to speak with Josh Eichen, Business Outreach Coordinator for Pratt Center for Community Development and Made in NYC, about the changes in the City’s manufacturing landscape and what Made In NYC is up to.  

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