Style Ledger posted a great behind-the-scenes look at American manufacturing with a visit to Martin Greenfield in Brooklyn. Greenfield’s tailors clothing for companies like Freeman’s Sporting Club and Brooks Brothers. I’ve always been mesmerized by “how it’s made” films, and this one is no different.
Looking around the factory floor, it’s pretty obvious that most of the workers are over a certain age. Who will replace them when they retire? Are there vocational schools for tailoring, or is an apprenticeship the route for such training? Supporting “made in the USA” is extremely important to us at Tool & Tack, but it raises issues about replenishing the workforce in niche manufacturing sectors like fashion. What are your thoughts?