Garment Industry

The Fabric Of Our Lives

Stitching together a Jewish identity in the garment industry.

Special To The Jewish Week
12/26/2012

He sits there on Seventh Avenue, oblivious to the traffic streaming downtown, to the tourists dashing past him on their way uptown to the Broadway theaters and restaurants.

Immortalized in bronze, the yarmulke-clad Jewish garment worker sits intently with bowed head at his sewing machine in the heart of the old garment district, as if reality has been turned inside out like a piece of clothing and he is ceaselessly stitching the metropolis itself back together.

The needle trade: The statue of the yarmulke-clad garment draws a crowd on Seventh Avenue. michael daTikash
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