We took a visit to learn about M&S Schmalberg, a custom fabric flower manufacturer in the heart of the NYC garment district and what an incredible story they had to share.
Started by Morris and Sam in 1902, M&S has now seen four generations take ownership of the family business. Warren and his son, Adam, are now the continuing the legacy of M&S and are challenged with today’s changing manufacturing industry. However, we learned the family knows a thing or two about survival. Warren’s grandfather was a holocaust survivor and his father survived a severe gunshot wound. After hearing the history and inspiring stories of their ancestors, we have no doubt M&S will continue to innovate, adjust to the changing industry and be the go-to source for fabric flower perfection.
A few notes about M&S:
– Flowers are custom and made-to-order with a negotiable MOQ (capable of large production as well as one-of-a-kind pieces)
– Flowers can be made from any fabric from cotton to leather to satin
– All flowers are assembled by hand, ensuring the finest quality
– They have an impressive client list from St. John Knits to Marc Jacobs. You’ve probably seen their flowers before!
M&S also offers tours of their beautiful factory, so we took one!
You can find M&S Schmalberg at makersrow.com/m-s-schmalberg