Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / FIT & UCE-FIT sponsor International Design Contest
FIT & UCE-FIT sponsor International Design Contest
Mar '13
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and the United College Employees of the Fashion Institute of Technology (UCE-FIT), along with four other groups, have underwritten an international competition to create the design for a permanent memorial to the victims and legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.

Sponsored by the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, a national grassroots organization formed to commemorate the centennial of the fire and comprised of more than 250 organizations, the memorial will be erected at Washington Place and Greene Street in New York City. This is the site where the historic fire on March 25, 1911, claimed the lives of 146 factory workers, most of them young, immigrant women.

“The Triangle Fire was a defining moment in our city’s – and our country’s – history,” said New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “Out of its ashes rose some of the most important reforms of the Progressive Era and a new public commitment to workplace safety. But even 100 years later, it is not the fire that deserves to be remembers so much as the 146 victims.”

The winning design will be selected by a juried panel that includes architect Daniel Libeskind; Deborah Berke, adjunct professor of Architectural Design, Yale University; Wendy Feuer, assistant commissioner for Urban Design and Art, New York City Department of Transportation; and Dr. Richard Greenwald, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn campus. The panel will also select second- and third-place winners, who will be awarded cash prizes.

The competition is being coordinated in cooperation with NYU, which owns the building where the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory stood, and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Additional underwriters of the competition are the American Society of Safety Engineers New York City Chapter, Garment Industry Development Corporation, Safety Executives of New York, and Workers United/SEIU.

Fashion Institute of Technology

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 19th Apr 2021

NCTO seeks approval for collection of China 301 duties

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) of the US has...

Pic: Dong Nhat Huy / Shutterstock.com

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Apr 2021

Vietnam's export sectors become M&A targets for foreigners

Vietnam's textiles-garment and leather-footwear sectors are facing a...

Pic: EIN Presswire

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Apr 2021

EC funds campaign on disastrous impact of fast fashion

With clothes consumption increasing by 60 per cent in only 15 years,...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Opportunity now to reimagine processes & systems in a digital environment

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Great step towards realising end goal of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Money never disappears-it just finds new opportunities

Shivendra Nigam,

Shivendra Nigam

Delhi-headquartered Cantabil Retail India Ltd was founded by Vijay Bansal...

Emmi Berlin,

Emmi Berlin

With the support of the first investors - Finland's Technical Research...

P V Kadole,

P V Kadole

Nine co-operative organisations from Ichalkaranji came together to form an ...

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung, Tufts University

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung
Tufts University

A team at the Tufts University in Massachusetts was recently in news for...

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse

INDA, a global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, has been...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Sweta Tantia, Tahweave & Garo

Sweta Tantia
Tahweave & Garo

Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand,...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi is a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini, La Fuori

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

April 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search