Explore New York’s Iconic Fashion Garment District
NEW YORK, NY - The Fashion Center is pleased to once again sponsor the following walking tours, lead by garmento Mike Kaback.
All tours are FREE (when you sign up) on a first-come, first served basis:
Next Available Tour Dates
Sunday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Additional tours will be offered every month, so keep your eyes on the website for future dates
1.5 - 2 hours
Hurry, these tours fill up fast! You must reserve your spot. Call 212.370.4214 or email MikesNYCTours@yahoo.com
Northeast corner of Seventh Avenue at 39th Street between the Fashion Center Information Kiosk and the bronze statue of the garment worker
Mike’s NYC Tours offers you a chance to learn all about the Fashion District and the apparel industry from a licensed tour guide who has studied and practiced in the schmatta trades since 1965! Michael Kaback, a "garmento" himself for many years, leads this tour that takes participants through a brief history of the apparel industry in New York City, from Henry Hudson to the present time.
Filled with anecdotes from his personal experience in the industry, Michael discusses the advent of mass production & the sewing machine, the development of "sizes," the invention of synthetic fibers, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and how it impacted both the building of the current Fashion District and the rise of unions in the industry.
The tour stops at iconic garment/fashion industry sites, including the Fashion Walk of Fame, and may include visits to showrooms and factories, depending on scheduling and group size.
Presented by Mikes NYC Tours and sponsored by the Fashion Center Business Improvement District