Garment workers were there for you, now they need your help

In March 2020, when Covid-19 shut down the rest of Midtown, Erika Diaz knew she’d only get busier. Ferrara Manufacturing, the Garment Center company where Erika was a production manager, could make personal protective equipment for first responders. 

So Erika braved the pandemic to source material from across the globe, develop technical designs and adapt jacket-making techniques on the fly. She and Ferrara partnered with dozens of other Garment Center businesses—nearly half of which are woman-owned and 73% of which are led by people of color—to supply a desperately needed hospital contract. While Ferrara specialized in hospital gowns, hundreds of garment firms produced millions of units of PPE to slow the spread of Covid-19. Thousands of

→ Continue reading at Crain's New York Business

[ufc-fb-comments url="http://www.newyorkmetropolitan.com/news/garment-workers-were-there-for-you-now-they-need-your-help"]

Latest Articles

Related Articles