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Ferrara Manufacturing

Queens
Ferrara Manufacturing was founded by Carolyn and Joseph Ferrara in 1987. After graduating from New York University, Carolyn started a fashion production management company while Joseph worked as a management consultant. Shortly after getting married, the couple launched a manufacturing business with a mission of creating the highest quality and best fitting clothes in the world.
Photography by Jacob Grumulaitis

Ferrara’s 13,500 square foot factory in the heart of Manhattan’s Garment District on West 39th Street produces the finest tailored garments for the some of fashion industry’s most notable and prestigious brands. Their products are seen on the runway in New York City and Paris, and worn by American Olympians, celebrities, and VIPs around the world.

In 2016, Gabrielle, the couples’ oldest daughter, joined Ferrara Manufacturing. Gabrielle grew up in the factory and was always inspired by the people and energy. She brings her experience from working in the technology industry to guide the future of the fashion manufacturing business. The Ferrara family is involved with several organizations within the city’s arts and business communities. They are a founding member of the New York Garment Center Supplier Association (GCSA) Foundation.

Today, as a mother-daughter team, Carolyn and Gabrielle are an innovative force on a mission to dress women of all shapes and sizes, and are in the process of developing a proprietary custom fit technology.

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