14 10, 2019

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

2020-05-05T15:39:09-04:00October 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on 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 the opportunity and moved the company into The Accelerator location in New Windsor in January. While the move was a significant one for the company, Ullauri is excited about the new opportunities in store for the business that performs its printing by hand in an industry that is now mostly automated. “We were located in Brooklyn for the past 30 Read More

3 09, 2019

Retro Rebel: Turning a Brand into a Lifestyle

2020-05-05T15:46:11-04:00September 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on 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 designers, artists and creators to develop a clothing movement that’s more than just another brand. More than fashion Retro Rebel launched its first design in September of 2018. The SftLnch Tee represents the brand’s commitment to inspiring people to be themselves and to embrace the things that make them unique. Through collaboration with designers and artists, Retro Rebel seeks to Read More

1 07, 2019

Quality Craftsmanship, Unique Designs and Art You Can Wear

2020-05-05T15:48:34-04:00July 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on 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, design and fashion products inspired them to create a brand that would exhibit unparalleled leather craftsmanship and quality. “I have always been an artist working in many mediums,” says Mary Fleckenstein. “I had a business for 10 years designing and manufacturing costumes for dancers. Most recently I concentrated on silversmithing, both jewelry and sculpture in silver. My brother, after working Read More

27 09, 2018

Help Wanted in the Fashion Industry

2019-11-13T14:22:52-05:00September 27th, 2018|Announcements|Comments Off on 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 a Full-Time Sewing Position at the end of the course. Applications can be picked up at: The Accelerator • 4 Crotty Lane • New Windsor, NY 12553 If you’re interested in this opportunity or would like to learn more, contact Melanie at jobsinfo@the-accelerator.com or 845-234-4449.

22 05, 2018

Japanese, Military Markets Spurring Growth for Melo

2019-11-13T14:23:05-05:00May 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on 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 export under our own brand name, the Melo Brand, and export thousands of bags to Japan, all to a single distributor there,” said Jim Melville, founder of Melo. “From there it goes out to more than 100 boutiques and department stores in the Japanese market. And it’s all bags. Everything from small shoulder bags up to big backpacks.” The company Read More