Alterations, manufacturing

Zoila Cruz's love for sewing began at an early age. She opened her first business in her home town and than came to New York were she worked for top designers that included Morgane Le Fay, Miguelina, Libertine and Thakoon. She gradually began to set her sights on starting her own Sample Room in the Garment Center in 2005. Zoila earned an Advanced Patternmaking Skills certificate from the Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC) in association with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Zoila's Sample Room is now the home of many designers seeking her expert workmanship and... (more)

Ideation

Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.

Pattern-Making

Pattern makers will make a blueprint of your idea. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.

Materials

Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.

Sample-Making

Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.

Production

These factories will mass produce your designs.