Last week, the Maker’s Row team got a peek into MCM Enterprise, a production house in Sunset Park that makes everything apparel – men’s wear, women’s wear, children’s wear, swimwear, activewear, you name it. It’s a two-generational business that has lived through over three decades of American manufacturing and come out on top. It’s secret: adapting to the times. We were lucky to meet with Chung Yu, the Managing Director, who spoke with us candidly about how his company has responded to change. He is personally interested in working with passionate designers and turning their ideas to artistry, and he has taken initiative to welcome startups and smaller businesses. He enjoys the personal aspect of those relationships.
On Surviving and Thriving
Preparation for Production
If you are excited to start building your product but don’t how to begin, don’t be intimidated! Maker’s Row offers a suite of introductory courses for first-time designers. If you want detailed instructions through the pre-production and production processes, pre-register for our Prototyping 101, and register for our Production 101 and Sourcing 101 courses. Our Academy distributes these educational guides for free! Over the duration of each course, expect a new lesson in your inbox each day.
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