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How the last artificial flower factory in New York City survived a century


  • M&S Schmalberg has been handcrafting custom fabric flowers in Manhattan since 1916.
  • Its flowers have been worn by celebrities like Beyoncé, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Rihanna. 
  • But since the 1950s, competition from overseas manufacturers has made it difficult for them to stay afloat.

M&S Schmalberg is the last factory handcrafting custom fabric flowers New York’s historic garment district. The family business has designed flowers for celebrities and designers since 1916. But competition from overseas flower manufacturers has made it difficult to stay afloat.

For more information, visit the M&S Schmalberg website or Etsy shop.

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