Fashion designers are making manufacturing in Canada cool again

first_imgFactory head Gagin Singh, left, and director Marilyn McNeil-Morin inside the spacious George Brown Fashion Exchange factory in Regent Park. (NICK KOZAK / TORONTO STAR) | Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment You don’t use the words gorgeous and factory often in the same sentence, but the gleaming white, glassed-in cube of the George Brown Fashion Exchange, tucked into the lobby of a condo building in buzzy new Regent Park, is indeed slick.Now a year old, the enormous 5,600 sq.-ft. open space features artfully exposed ductwork, reconfigurable work stations and punchy yellow powerbars raised overhead, courtesy the George Brown school of design.The building is called the Fashion Exchange and has several purposes, which feed each other. First, it is the site of Industrial Power Sewing training programs, offered free to at-risk youth working towards a career in the garment industry; thus-far seven full classes of students have graduated to placement positions in the industry.last_img

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