A Family-Owned Business: Nearly 30 Years in the Making

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”

Retro Rebel: Turning a Brand into a Lifestyle

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”

Quality Craftsmanship, Unique Designs and Art You Can Wear

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”

Help Wanted in the Fashion Industry


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”

Japanese, Military Markets Spurring Growth for Melo

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”