Founder of Manufacture NY
Bob Bland is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer, entrepreneur and community art advocate. Her brand, Brooklyn Royalty, was founded in 2006 and inspired by the fiercely independent spirit and highly individual aesthetic of King’s County residents. A professional apparel + graphic designer with previous experience at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Triple Five Soul, Rugby by Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic, her line combines timeless design principles, premium materials and hand-printed graphics that are meant to look and wear better over time.
She is also the director of Manufacture New York, a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their production process & transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all.
Bob will be introducing Eric Henry who will lead a panel discussion regarding "Eco-Friendly Textile Production & Sourcing" on Saturday March 23 from 10:30am - 11:30am. Eric will highlight current initiatives and businesses that are connecting textiles back to United States and their economic model of local and transparent intentions to create more jobs, especially in NC. View full schedule.
Connect with Bob: http://manufactureny.org/