At Nineteenth Amendment we’re always taking names and making moves, and we’re excited to announce our move to Brooklyn! As of April 1st, Nineteenth Amendment officially relocated from Friends of eBay in Manhattan to our new designer studio space in Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA). We love collaborative and creative environments and the BF+DA is over 21,000 square feet of pure creativity. The space, which includes studios of over 10 fashion brands, also houses a small run manufacturing facility, and 3-D printing lab. Our move supports Nineteenth Amendment’s vision to create a better place for fashion by integrating into the BF+DA’s hub for ethical fashion and design. Nineteenth Amendment boasts a sustainable business model, supported by our technology, and along with our commitment to manufacturing domestically, relocating to the BF+DA was a natural move.
Mannequins in the curated space for 3D printing Sustainability Lab at the BF+DA One of the Student Designer Studios at BF+DA
In an effort to support the Maker Movement the city of Brooklyn has repurposed the old Pfizer building and brought in the best indie food companies, recording studios, video production houses, and fashion designers. Our global cache of Nineteenth Amendment designers can take advantage of BF+DA resources including a sustainable sourcing library, an in house sample room, photo shoot space, and weekly classes around fashion and sustainability. Stylists, press, and bloggers can now visit our showroom and see and pull from designer collections. With 300+ independent designers signed on – one new launching each week – on Nineteenth Amendment, we’re poised for a breakout year in 2015. “We are committed to giving independent fashion a voice,” said Nineteenth Amendment CEO Amanda Curtis. “By becoming part of the BF+DA community, we have an even more powerful foundation for building the strongest marketplace possible for independent fashion design. If you’re in Brooklyn and interested in browsing our designers’ collections in person or meeting the Nineteenth Amendment team Come say hello!