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Factory Tour of Fashions Unlimited: A Renaissance in Baltimore’s Garment Industry
September 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am$10 | Register
In response to the strong interest in our tour of Fashions Unlimited last year, we are repeating a tour of this Baltimore garment factory in action. Since its founding in 1976, Fashions Unlimited has been manufacturing clothing from its South Baltimore factory and is going as strongly today as ever. With sewing machines and a skilled workforce of designers, cutters, and sewers, it produces a range of products from bathing suits for start-up businesses to sportswear for Fila, Nike, and Champion. The company even makes jackets for Mt. Everest climbers and high-tech jerseys for European soccer leagues so that coaches can monitor everything in real time from a player’s heartbeat to her waning acceleration in the second half of the game.
Please join us and company founder Phil Spector on a tour of the Fashions Unlimited factory in action and learn how “Made in the USA” is happening here in Baltimore. (P.S., Our tour is indeed at 8:30 am. The factory is in production from 6:30 am until 2:30 p.m. and we wanted to do our tour when it is in full swing.)
Our Behind the Scenes Tours are made possible by a grant from Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.