015 – Bob Bland – Manufacture New York founder – The American Fashion Podcast


That time Bob showed up. Manufacture New York CEO and Founder Bob Bland is our guest, leading to a rambling discussion of the new Brooklyn Made certification, fast fashion, Manufacture New York itself, fashion and politics, and designers to watch during New York Fashion Week, as well as an obligatory Jamie Kennedy quote.



  1. Jeremy Hines September 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Wow! What an eye-opening episode! I’ve always wondered about outlets! In college my girlfriend used to always shop at outlets, she thought it was such a great deal. But to hear that it’s really a whole separate part of the company and that it’s basically crap, really is eye-opening! Placing profit before people is so sad, but that’s the way the world works! How can this be changed?? What’s the answer? Thrift shops is one answer yes, but how can we make good quality and humane new clothes affordable for the common man? Thanks for talking about this important subject!

    1. Lisa-maria Radano September 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

      We have to protect the planet and nurture one another. I really feel that while this statement sounds altruistic it’s also deeply practical. We can’t keep making crap nobody needs under horrible work circumstances. We are here to evolve and do better. Nobody represents that fact better than Bob Bland, a woman on the side of the angels. Stay tuned and we will continue this conversation and talk solutions. It’s our mission!

  2. Jenny September 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Interesting insights into the world of fashion and politics. It sounds like Manufacture NY is comprised of a really solid group of people. I think it’s great when talented people work together and not against each other. I’m impressed with how many issues you fully covered in an hour:)

    So cool that there is international interest! Have the goals of Manufacture NY changed over time, or does it still have the same general vision as it did at the beginning?

    1. Lisa-maria Radano September 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

      First of all, I am so lucky to be a part of the group of wonderful hopeful and smart people at MNY. They walk it like they talk it. And we really are about the greater good, how many companies these days can say that? Our goals are evolving but are true to our roots. Stay tuned and thanks!