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Martin Greenfield

January 24, 2010

Martin Greenfield Clothiers manufactures hand-tailored clothing in Brooklyn, NYC. Martin bought out the previous owners GGG Clothes,in 1977, where he had been working since 1947. He started as a floor-boy and over the years worked his way up to Vice-President of Production prior to the buyout.

It’s a family run business that is a union-shop making a variety of men’s tailored garments for a wide variety of designers. Like most surviving American apparel manufacturers, it’s “American” in the best sense of the word, employing people who have immigrated from all over the world and brought their increasingly rare skills with them. The business gives back to the community and gets involved with local projects. This taking pride in both their products and community should be an example for all companies.

Watch this interview with Martin and see if you don’t get a little lump in your throat. Even my wife, who was just listening, said “I love him!”

Martin Greenfield video, Lessons from a Tailor. Directed by Galen Summer from Ed David on Vimeo.

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