SoHarlem (pronounced So Harlem) was founded by women in 2010 as a community-based social enterprise to connect people living in poverty to cultural industry opportunities that help them achieve economic self-sufficiency and their full potential. As a not-for-profit organization, SoHarlem unites a mix of individuals dedicated to the support and development of the Manhattanville Factory District by embracing the people, culture, and the essence of West Harlem. Learn more and get involved.
Harlem Holiday Lights
SoHarlem is participating in Harlem Holiday Lights which is honoring Dapper Dan on Monday, November 19, 2018. SoHarlem is offering all shopper Special Discounts on Monday from 1-7PM.
Holiday Sales + Designers' Sample Sales
Open to Public Thursdays 1-7PM & Saturdays 12-5PM
During this eight-week sewing course, students are taught to construct garments by learning basic sewing stitches and seam finishing techniques to cotton or muslin samples. Join us as we launch THEMANHENRY Garment Construction School as part of SoHarlem's Cultural Industry Incubation Program. For more information click here.
Images courtesy of NYC Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: A class receiving instructions in the art of dressmaking in the training school at Hampton Institute (1917), Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864–1952 (Photographer); Puerto Rican Seamstress in the Everglades needlework factory, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1942), Delano, Jack, 1914–1997 (Photographer).
Website Photography, Sara Otto from the Nest Organization, Daniel Batile, Elisa Padula and Leslie Jean Bart