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For more than a century, New York City’s garment industry was its most important business driver — so important, in fact, that it was included in the original flag and seal of the City of New York. It’s time to explore the past, present, and future of NYC’s apparel industry and Garment District with a leader in the field.

Join New York Adventure Club as we follow the evolution of New York City’s fashion industry from its very humble beginnings on the island of Manhattan, to becoming a trendsetter on the global stage.

Led by NYC licensed guide and fashion expert Mike Kaback, who has worked in the garment industry for the past 50 years, this virtual exploration of NYC’s Garment District and fashion industry will include:

  • The origin story of how New York City became the Fashion Capital of America, and even the world
  • Important moments throughout NYC fashion history, from early labor unions, to organized crime, to the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
  • Why the entire industry relocate uptown to its current location in the 20th century — and why it might move once again in the 21st century
  • The 101 on the garment lifecycle, from manufacturing raw fabrics to selling the final piece in retail stores
  • Stories of Mike’s personal experience in the fashion industry

Stick around afterward for a Q&A with Mike — any and all questions about the Garment District are welcomed and encouraged!

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

About Mike

Mike Kaback, a professional “GARMENTO”, having spent over 50 years in the Fashion industry, shares his take on the Schmatta Biz. His passion for New York, extensive knowledge of the apparel industry and his desire to inform and pass on his passion make this an informative and entertaining experience. This tour was developed over 20 years ago and keeps getting better as the Industry evolves in NYC.


“Great humor and energy amidst the details & the comprehensive scope. Fabulous!!” -Sharon

“Informative and the presenter was so full of life and enthusiastic about the topic” -Victoria

“Mike was super energetic and very knowledgeable about the subject. I loved the webinar!” -Barbara

“I liked Mikes’s enthusiasm and passion on the subject, with all the humorous sidelines.” -Ellen

“Very informative with interesting, fun stories. Host was terrific.” -Merrill

“So much wonderful information ..like being an “insider”!” -Pamela

“Very entertaining host. Good pace. Fun slides. Good integration of history” -Karin

“Mike’s knowledge base is impressive and his enthusiasm made for an entertaining hour.” -Amy

“Mike was fantastic and really made the industry come alive.” -Joanna

“Love love love this guy! love the personal stories. please have him back for other stuff in NYC. he is sooooo great. probably my favorite of all the people you have had. he’s so interesting.” -Noelle

“Michael was hilarious and so full of facts and stories and just great fun to listen to. I appreciate his maps as well is the accompanying history of how the rich lived in uptown and the garment District kept moving and the reaction of the rich and appreciate the attention rightfully paid to the government workers in the union. Thanks” -Sharon

“A unique take on the Garment Industry from an “insider” + reasons why NYC became the center of the garment trade” -Judith

“Great breakdown of the industry structure and history from an insider.” -John


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