A hub for innovative and ethical design and production.

The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is a hub for ethical fashion and design that provides designers with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful businesses.

The p.Lab at the BF+DA is a sample development studio and small-run apparel manufacturing facility equipped with the latest technology in garment production. Created for new designers and established brands, our one stop full package service provides development in cut & sew knits and wovens with no minimum requirements.

We also have a Computerized Flat Knitting sample development studio and small-run zero waste knitting manufacturing factory with the latest technology in garment production.... (more)

Ideation

From sketch to tech pack to pattern to finished sample, our experienced team will guide you through all the technical requirements of building a garment and transforming your concept into a 1st sample that is showroom/runway ready so you can do business. We will work from sketches, tears, or original garments. We collaborate with designers to develop the appropriate construction.

Pattern-Making

Pattern making is the primary preparation for creating a cut & sew garment. Pattern grading decides how patterns increase and decrease in sizes. We offer full pattern digitizing, grading and marking using SDS-ONE APEX3 software. Once the style fit is approved, we provide marking and grading using the latest computer software, and maintain a digital library of your styles.

Sample-Making

The BF+DA p.LAB is equipped for cut & sew knit and woven fabrics in a wide range of weights and finishes from lightweight knits to heavy outerwear fabrics. Contact our production manager with information about your requirements to discuss your needs further.

Production

Finding a facility in NYC that can produce small orders for affordable prices is difficult for most emerging designers who haven’t navigated the production landscape for very long. Our production room is focused on affordable small run production using the newest in manufacturing technology and production methods.