Fashion and Government Need Closer Ties, Maloney Says
WWD reports on Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney’s call for a new dedicated fashion industry lobby to address the cutting-edge issues raised at the Fashion Law Institute’s 7th Annual Symposium, Fashion Revolutions:
Maloney’s solution: an official fashion industry lobby.
“You’ve got to start an organization that represents all of you and that represents your interests because you’re artists, you’re working all the time, you don’t have time to go to Washington D.C. and tell us,” Maloney said.
Without a lobby and a consensus on some core priorities, Maloney said the fashion industry faces an uphill battle, including with the Garment District rezoning.
“If you don’t become [a lobby] and fight for it, you’re fighting against real estate companies that have billions and billions of dollars and you’re going to lose.”