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An email blast from a group of designers including Francisco Costa, Anna Sui, Narciso Rodriguez and Vera Wang just went out to all CFDA members regarding the sorry state of the city's Garment District—mainly, that affordable spaces for fabric merchants, suppliers and fashion brands are "disappearing" (so to speak) and that the fashion community needs to step up and do something. Their idea is to start a campaign with tee shirts printed with "SAVE THE GARMENT CENTER" to be distributed on designers' web sites or at their runway shows.
The impetus for the project is now-looming Fashion Week, which would obviously be a great time to get the message out there. It's going to take more than t-shirts, of course, but stuffing a few into swag bags here and there won't hurt.
· Save the Garment Center [Official Site]