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Dress forms are seen at Ferrara Manufacturing, a company founded more than 30 years ago in the Garment District of New York City, on January 16, 2020, days before New York Fashion Week (NYFW). - Sewing machines hum and steam comes off irons as thousands of workers, mostly Asian and Latino migrants, make clothes in the few surviving workshops of New York's threatened garment district. The small neighborhood, nestled amid skyscrapers close to Times Square, has lost 95 percent of its workforce since its heyday in the 1950s, when it employed hundreds of thousands of people. Exorbitant rate increases have forced many manufacturers to move production abroad; not to China but to Paris, Milan, and London. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

Garment district decline threatens fabric of New York