Clothing manufacturing hub finds home with Carhartt in Midtown

May 08

2:45 PM

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Tagged: Wayne State

By: Annalise Frank, Crain's Detroit Business

Excerpt

"An effort by a local coalition of clothing makers to create a nonprofit industrial sewing center in Detroit is coming to life in space donated by workwear company Carhartt Inc.

The Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) will aim to grow the city's clothing manufacturing industry from above Carhartt's Midtown retail shop on Cass Avenue, according to a news release.

The ISAIC effort is two-pronged. Its nonprofit institute oversees a nationally recognized apparel industry apprenticeship program that will be implemented at its Cass Avenue facility, as well as through Detroit nonprofit The Empowerment Plan and others. ISAIC also aims to start a clothing-making factory late this year in the third-floor, 13,800-square-foot space at 5800 Cass Ave."

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