Posts Tagged ‘Steven Klob’

2015+CFDA+Fashion+Awards+Inside+Arrivals+6V1kLrU1U9bxWe are a country of immigrants and fashion is an industry built on skill. These skills easily translate regardless a person’s language or homeland. In order to continue the U.S.’s success and influence in the fashion industry, we must recruit the best talent from all over the world. If the United States wants to lead the world in fashion innovation, we need immigration policies that embrace the talented foreigners who come here to build and grow.

Steven Kolb, CEO of Council of Fashion Designers of America

This quote was taken from the article, “U.S. Garment Production Wouldn’t be a Thing Without Immigrants” on the Fashionista website.

What Mr. Kolb says reminds me of an interview I did with a local fashion designer. She is the rare designer that manufactures her clothing in the US.

My interviewee told me that among the few clothing manufactures left in our country, most of the employees are immigrants.

Why? Because Americans don’t have the needed skills.

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