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Image courtesy of NYC Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Image courtesy of NYC Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

Mission

To support racial equity and employment in Harlem by incubating creative enterprises that incorporate sustainable business models.

Vision

To sustain a collective of designers by providing space and supportive services along with a platform for sharing their expertise by training community members in garment construction providing potential apprenticeships in the fashion industry.

Since SoHarlem’s inception, we have experimented and explored a range of cultural industry opportunities. Many creative entrepreneurs SoHarlem has assisted have established their own cottage industries. Today, in response to the needs expressed by the creative community, the Cultural Industries Incubator focuses on developing micro businesses related to the fashion industry.

Program Focus

The Cultural Industries Incubator also addresses the industry’s continued struggle with racial equity. The greatest demand from creative entrepreneurs in Harlem has been from designers of color who have limited access to affordable work space, and who cannot afford historically expensive apparel services that were once common in the Garment Center. 

Find out more information about what we do Here.

 
 
 

Contact Information

1361 Amsterdam Ave @ West 126 Street, Suite 340

New York, New York 10027

info@soharlem.org

(212) 222-2792