Name: Button Down Factory
Neighborhood: Sunset Park
Sophia Suh owns the Button Down Factory, a garment manufacturer in Sunset Park. SBIDC supported her with financing, enabling growth to 50 employees and supplying over 400,000 PPEs during the pandemic. Originally producing custom fashion pieces, Sophia shifted to producing PPE for NYC's medical sector and later worked with the Defense Logistics Agency. SBIDC helped secure financing, training grants, and build the team. Sophia expressed pride as a minority woman business owner. The Button Down Factory continues to grow, creating more manufacturing jobs. Sophia recently graduated as a Plan for Growth 2022 Alumn.