A1 Textiles, a textile museum in Brooklyn, NY, is celebrating the centennial of the textile industry with a $50,000 gift from the American Apparel Foundation.
The museum is home to the first production of the American Textile Industry Standard, a textiles-based sewing machine that is the standard by which all modern sewing machines are measured and measured again.
The textile museum is located at 822 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 10016.
The gift will benefit the museum’s research and development efforts.
“The American Textiles Industry Standard is one of the greatest inventions in the history of our industry, and the museum will be forever grateful to American Apples for making it a reality,” said Lili Rabinowitz, museum director and executive director.
“It was a labor of love, and a gift that was a reflection of the support and the commitment of American Appels to make the American textile industry a viable industry that can compete globally.”
The museum also received an additional $50-per-year gift from a donor to help pay for the $100,000 renovation and expansion of the building that housed the museum.
“We are so proud of our work on this project,” said Rabinowitz.
“For us to be able to use American Appls gift to help us create the museum and its collections was a true honor.”
The American Applis Foundation supports and sponsors American Applies philanthropic programs, grants, scholarships, and research projects that advance textile development and research.
American Appliances is one the largest philanthropic organizations in the world and has provided more than $7 billion in support to textile projects.
The American Textil Industry Standard was made possible through a grant from the New York State Department of Education.
The Smithsonian Institution is an independent, not-for-profit, non-profit institution that celebrates American history, culture, and innovation through exhibitions, programs, and programs that educate the public about the importance of American history.
The Museum of American History is the largest and most comprehensive museum in the United States, containing more than 1,000 original artifacts and over 20 million works of art.