Press Release

Photos: Gillibrand Visits Ferrara Manufacturing In Garment District; Company Pivoted From Runway To PPE During Pandemic

May 16, 2021




Today, U.S. Senator Gillibrand visited Ferrara Manufacturing in the Garment District. Founded by wife and husband Carolyn and Joseph Ferrara in 1987, and run with the help of their children Gabrielle and Angelo since 2016, Ferrara Manufacturing has spent more than 30 years in Manhattan’s Garment District producing fine tailored clothing for the fashion industry’s most notable and prestigious brands, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karen. The union shop employs members of Workers United, the nation’s clothing and manufacturing union. 

Seeing a need and opportunity to help the response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Ferraras expanded their business, launching Ferrara Supply, a new division of their operation dedicated to manufacturing protective garments. To date, the company has shipped nearly 8 million medical isolation gowns, masks, and other items to hospitals, health care facilities, and businesses in NYC and across the United States. Ferrara manufacturing worked with Workers United to become one of two companies to secure a contract from the Biden administration dedicated to increasing PPE manufacturing in the United States.