Free Garment District Walking Tour
Tour Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Reservations: To reserve your spot, email MikesNYCtours@yahoo.com
Meeting Location: Northeast corner of Seventh Avenue at 39th Street, between the Garment District Information Kiosk and the bronze statue of the garment worker
Tour Overview: Mike’s NYC Tours offers you a chance to learn all about the Garment 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 insider's 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 and 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 Garment District and the rise of unions in the industry. The tour will 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.
Tours fill up fast! Reserve your spot by emailing MikesNYCTours@yahoo.com.
About Mikes NYC Tours: Mike Kaback offers tours year-round in the Garment District and in neighborhoods throughout the City. More information is available at www.mikesnyctours.com