Factory Tour: Custom Fabric Flowers - New York

Come and join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Manhattan's only remaining custom fabric flower factory!

ASW Events Team
ASMALLWORLD invites members and their guests to join Ambassador Sunny Cervantes for a Factory tour of the last remaining custom fabric flower factory in Manhattan, M&S Schmalberg.

The tour includes:
  1. An overview of the artificial flora industry and how fast fashion has affected their industry
  2. The history of M&S Schmalberg
  3. Private tour of the historic factory where we will get to see the entire process from beginning to end
  4. Live demonstration of the process from the factory's artisan workers using their century-old cutting machines
Adam Brand, co-owner of the Factory, will have the pleasure to guide the ASW group.

10 members and guests from 3 cities attended

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M&S Schmalberg artificial flowers have complemented the apparel, wedding, accessory, millinery and home furnishing industries for over 100 years and are still hand-made in America.

Using the same vintage manufacturing process since 1916, they are able to provide exquisite quality and a level of artisanal customisation that cannot be matched. Some of their vintage flower moulds date back to the turn of the century. Styles can be fabricated in any material; including natural silks, synthetic polyester, real leather and suede, cotton, velvet, felt, velour and even exotic snake and alligator skins. As a garment district factory, we are capable of producing large production orders of bulk artificial flowers as well as special, one-of-a-kind couture pieces.


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