This week on WAM's edition of Full Time With Amy Nicklaus, Amy sits down with the President and Founder of Made Here New York, Karyn Villante, who shares her story about getting back into the clothing manufacturing industry after taking some time off and about the importance of localized sourcing and production.
Made Here In New York specializes in beautiful, cotton scarves, sweaters, and blankets, and all of the manufacturing is done right here on home soil! Karyn had a full-time career in design years ago before starting a family and taking a step away from work. She got back into the game after her daughter started receiving tons of compliments on the sweaters that she made for her. Looking at Made Here New York's range, we should all be glad she did!
Karyn Villante graduated FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) with an AAS in Fashion Design and a B.S. in Textile Production Management. She is the founder + CEO of MADE*HERE NEW YORK® and a total sparkplug. She is passionate about, sustainability, quality, American-made goods, and her family.
Founded on a love of design and a desire to bolster domestic manufacturing, MADE*HERE NEW YORK® proudly produces 100% cotton knit blankets, scarves, and sweaters in the New York Metropolitan area. Owner and designer, Karyn Villante, has carefully selected highly skilled factories, knitters, dye houses, and garment finishers, whose hard work is shown in the artisanal quality of the pieces produced.
Amy Nicklaus is the owner of Nicklaus Marketing and PR, located in Morristown, NJ. Amy has over 18 years of advertising sales, marketing, and executive experience working for companies like CBS, Clear Channel, & Beasley Broadcasting, as well as acting as the V.P. of a National Association. Amy's experience and proven client results motivated her to step out and start her own company.
Amy and her husband have two little girls and two boys (yellow labradors). She believes in working hard and being the best example she can be in business and in life for her girls.