Fashion Design & Production is making a resurgence in the Hudson Valley, and The Accelerator is here to support that growing industry.
Our Sewing Center provides makers with the resources they need to help their businesses succeed. It is suited with the tools needed for craftsmanship, creative collaboration and early stage small-run sewing production. From clothing to accessories, on-site access to these machines provides a much-needed source of manufacturing space and materials.
Additionally, our fashion technology Tukatech Lab assists making pattern development and alteration easier by saving more than half the time. Tukatech is one of the fastest internationally growing CAD programs with popularity in the fashion industry. With its main domestic design hubs in New York and Los Angeles, you can have access to this rare technology right here in the Hudson Valley.
Interested in how Tukatech can help your manufacturing process? Contact The Accelerator today and we can connect you with our on-site specialist.
SMARTT POD Advantages
- Conveniently located in the center of the Hudson Valley with easy access to NYC and the tri-state area
- Offers the ability to produce pilot-line volume, prove your manufacturing process and ship early volumes
- Equipment supplied and maintained – it’s all in place and ready to go
- Workshops designed specifically around your business needs
- Supplies a link to all technical and support services NYC has to offer, including SBDC, NYSTAR-funded University labs and on-site resources
- Links the TECH CONNECT and entrepreneur community directly to manufacturing production and accelerates the start-up to job creation process
Since Fernando Ullauri moved to the United States from Ecuador in 1985, he has been cultivating a career in screen printing. After working for several companies in the Northeast, Ullauri decided to start his own company in 1987. Seco Silk Screen had operations based in Brooklyn for more than 30 years before Ullauri was given … Continue reading “A Family-Owned Business: Nearly 30 Years in the Making”
To be successful as a clothing company or fashion brand, businesses have to deliver innovative concepts and creative designs with the applied business know-how and expertise to generate growth and interest from consumers. With a commitment to unconventionality, Retro Rebel – a client of The Accelerator in Middletown – is fostering a unique network of … Continue reading “Retro Rebel: Turning a Brand into a Lifestyle”
Fashion trends come and go, but some brands and designers make a lasting impression with artfully designed, timeless pieces. One such brand, NYCe BLU, produces leather handbags inspired by the vibrant art and culture of New York City. Designer Mary Fleckenstein co-founded the brand with her brother, Doug Fleckenstein. Their combined experience in leather materials, … Continue reading “Quality Craftsmanship, Unique Designs and Art You Can Wear”
Ziel, an active-wear manufacturer, is looking for hard-working, fast-learning and dedicated individuals who are interested in a full-time sewing job in Newburgh, N.Y. A free training course will be provided. No experience required. The next training course will run from October 15th to November 16th. All trainees will get an opportunity to try out for … Continue reading “Help Wanted in the Fashion Industry”
The Hudson Valley region is home to small businesses and craftspeople in just about all imaginable fields. One of its up-and-coming companies is Melo, a business that designs unique, stylish bags. The company has found a lot of success in the Japanese fashion markets and in making high-end custom bags for the military. “We do … Continue reading “Japanese, Military Markets Spurring Growth for Melo”