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Why should my business join GCSA?

  • NYC zoning changes will leave suppliers with no place to manufacture in the Garment Center.
  • GCSA is providing a voice for suppliers to let NYC know how important we are to the economy.
  • Members may be eligible to manufacture in the Garment Center at favorable rents.

Is my company eligible to join GCSA?

  • Are you located in New York City’s Garment Center?
  • Are you directly involved in manufacturing apparel or accessories for fashion designers?
  • Are you a cutting or sewing contractor, pattern service, or trim resource servicing fashion designers?
  • If so, you are eligible for a free membership to GCSA.  Join Now >

What are we telling NYC about our members?

  • Garment Center manufacturing businesses employ over 7,000 New Yorkers.
  • Members make the samples and specialized garments that fashion designers send down the runway.
  • Members enable designers to start their businesses, creating a magnet for fashion designers worldwide.
  • Without GCSA members, New York City’s image as a fashion capitol would decline.

Why should NYC care about GCSA members?

  • GCSA members are the engine for fashion designers to create new product and produce fashion shows.
  • Retailers can go to other cities such as Las Vegas, Paris, and Milan during market weeks.
  • The enormous range and quality of designs in New York makes NYC a must-go destination for retail buyers.
  • Buyers spend millions of dollars on taxis, hotels, dining and entertainment.  NYC depends on this revenue.
  • GCSA members need to manufacture in NYC so fashion designers can continue to draw the buyers.