More than just a center for the mega-industry of fashion based in New York as well as in the greater United States, the Garment District located in Manhattan is also a historical and cultural landmark. Due to recent zoning laws, this area, which currently houses a large number of fashion's creative geniuses, is fading away, slowly being replaced by a largely increasing number of commercial enterprises. In an effort to preserve this district and protect the wholesalers, retail stores, showrooms and couture houses located in this center, a group of designers, fashion manufacturers, and organizations have banded together to affect change in the area. The campaign, called Save The Garment Center, is led by designers Nanette Lepore and Anna Sui. By informing other business owners and fashion lovers about the potential loss of this vibrant and fashion-crucial distrist, the group hopes to preserve the Garment District and it's future tenants.
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Visit Save The Garment Center at their official website here: http://www.savethegarmentcenter.org