Individuals from the Philadelphia fashion and garment industry who are attempting to bring more consideration, cash and ability to the fashion industry in the city affirmed in a City Council committee hearing Wednesday.
Angela Edmunds, Philadelphia Fashion Week originator seat, says design penetrates numerous parts of life.
“Fashion is bigger than the clothing of which you’re seeing on the outside. It does affect the communities,” Edmunds said.
Furthermore, Councilmember David Oh brings up this is a $2 trillion industry.
“Fashion is a huge economic engine in our city,” Oh said.
Goodness intends to acquaint a resolution Thursday with officially present a fashion and garment industry task force.
Kevin Parker, co-founder of Philadelphia Fashion Week, would be one of the Philadelphians on that team.
“I would like to see grant money for designers and entrepreneurs that want to grow their businesses and open brick and mortars and utilizing vacant spaces, and just overall providing a better reputation for our fashion community on a global stage,” Parker said.
Farah Farag with the Philadelphia Fashion District sees gigantic potential with what center around this industry could accomplish for the city.
“We’ve seen what a few amazing chefs can do for Philadelphia in the food industry, and now it’s in national magazines that Philadelphia is the place to be if you’re a foodie, and I would love to see that with fashion,” Farag added.
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