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Samanta CortesBy Samanta Cortes
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Samanta CortesBy Samanta Cortes
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$628
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               SAVE A FASHION SCHOOL

                        Tx INSTITUTE

Two years ago we started The Fashion Industrial Educational Program here at The Tx Institute to properly educate factory workers for New York's Garment District. Last year we were fortunate enough to join forces with designer Lawrence Pizzi to make the program stronger than ever. We have had highs and lows on our journey and now, in what could be our last few months, we need your help in staying open and changing the garment industry for the better. The money raised will help us market ourselves, update the computers and bring in staff as we keep up the efforts of re-educating the American workforce. 



Our mission is to bring educated, highly skilled people back to New York to work for the factories that need them, while manufacturing is making it's way back to America.

 WE NEED YOUR HELP. Assist us in this mission and help save Made In USA products. Thank you for your support and check out our great gifts below. Made by us, in America, for you.

A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories
A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories
Once Made in China: Jobs Trickle Back to U.S. Plants
Once Made in China: Jobs Trickle Back to U.S. Plants
The American Way of Apparel Production
The American Way of Apparel Production
Some apparel manufacturing 'reshoring' to USA
Some apparel manufacturing 'reshoring' to USA

Risks and challenges

There are many risks to opening and running an educational program. Many of them have to do with the people that you work with and compensating them for their time and effort, marketing and finding good help.

The problem then comes with finding workers who are willing to further their education or be re-educated over again as factory workers. Many of them are looking for work and cannot find it because they are undereducated but feel like they know enough to not have to go back to school. We will use our resources to change their mindset get them into our database and have them understand that being a factory worker is not a tedious, thankless job.

They will know that New York City's Garment Industry is the heart of New York and without it the city would crumble. They are the backbone of New York and it is time to get people excited about being a factory worker and knowing that they make the some of the finest garments in the world.

Having the resources that will come from this kickstarter we will have the marketing we desperately need and we can work with our many connections within the Garment Center, as well as hire a marketing staff here at The Tx Institute. We will then have the resources to get the students in our establishment to properly educate them and get them out to the factories who desperately need their help.

Our ultimate goal is to have skilled workers employed in New York City's garment center that have come from The Tx Institute.

We need the exposure as we have unsuccessfully tried to market ourselves and come up short of support and resources. We have also had many deals fall through and this is our last chance to make a difference in the fashion industry.

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    SEAM BOOK PDF
    Get a Seam Book PDF on the different types of seams and how to put them together. This is perfect for that up and coming designer or for someone who just wants to make their own clothes at home.

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    FABRIC KEY CHAIN PLUS GIFTS ABOVE
    Get a Fabric Key Chain to dress up your keys! These creative little charms will brighten up your day, plus everything above.

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    PERSONALIZED FABRIC KEY CHAIN PLUS SEAM BOOK PDF
    Make it personal! That Key Chain will be personalized with your name to let everyone know that you helped to save the Tx Institute.

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    FABRIC BAG PLUS FABRIC KEY CHAIN & SEAM BOOK PDF
    Get a great fashionable Fabric Bag made by our staff, available in 3 colors. This will be the perfect place for your phone, tablet and you can showcase your Fabric Key Chain or Fabric Pin.

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    PERSONALIZED FABRIC BAG PLUS FABRIC KEY CHAIN & SEAM BOOK PDF
    Personalized Fabric Bag will be the perfect gift or just keep it for yourself! Available in three colors and you get to pick the thread color.

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    MESSENGER STYLE LEATHER BAG PLUS FABRIC KEY CHAIN & SEAM BOOK PDF
    A Messenger Style Leather Bag, just perfect! Pick this option and really stand out.

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    TOUR OF 2 FACTORIES FOR 2 PEOPLE PLUS FABRIC BAG, FABRIC KEY CHAIN & SEAM BOOK PDF
    This would be perfect for one on one time with us and get an inside look of how a real factory is run, while getting to experience New York City's Garment Center.

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    CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE FOR 2!! PLUS FABRIC BAG, FABRIC KEY CHAIN & SEAM BOOK PDF
    Bring your best friend or significant other to come and experience manufacturing at it's finest. Create your own gift and help make it right there on the spot! Great for anyone who is interested in the Fashion Industry.

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    CUSTOMIZE YOUR PARTY!! 3 HOUR GET TOGETHER FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE
    All your friends can come to this one! Come and create something special. Get something embroidered, designed or call and arrange your unique session.
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    TOUR OF 2 FACTORIES AND CREATIVE GET TOGETHER FOR 6 PEOPLE
    Come and get something embroidered, designed or sewn and a tour for the group. Great for kids, teenagers or adults of any age. Planning a party? Let us know by giving us a call and arrange your unique session customized to your group.
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    SHADOW A NEW YORK CITY DESIGNER FOR A DAY!! FOR 2 PEOPLE
    Get a unique chance to walk in the footsteps of a designer from the city of New York. Be able to see what it takes to create a collection and get to visit suppliers.
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