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CFDA Makes Lead Donation for Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Memorial

FASHION’S PAST AND FUTURE: Efforts to build a memorial commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire have been bolstered by a $25,000 donation by the CFDA to the endowment fund.
March 25 marks the 108th anniversary of the catastrophic fire that left 146 garment workers in New York City dead. After years of starting and stalling, plans for the Triangle Fire Memorial at the factory’s former site at 29 Washington Place are moving forward. With the help of a $1.5 million grant from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that was issued three years ago, supporters of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition are trying to raise an additional $850,000 to maintain the memorial upon its completion. The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently greenlit that the memorial be installed on what is now New York University’s Brown Building.
The CFDA’s Steven Kolb said Monday, “Obviously, it was a tragic, historic moment in our industry. When you look at the success of fashion or fashion as an industry, the human factor — the people who work in the factories — are really sometimes overlooked. We look at the clothes or the brands or the advertising or the social media. But the work really comes from people.”

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