Resolution J475-2013

Commending the Korean Apparel Manufacturers Association of Greater New York upon the occasion of hosting its Annual New York Korean Fashion Festival

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  • Feb 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 8, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Korean Apparel Manufacturers Asso-
ciation  of Greater New York upon the occasion of hosting its 2nd Annual
New York Korean Fashion Festival  and  6th  Annual  Fashion  Scholarship
Competition

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping with its
time-honored traditions, to recognize and pay tribute to those organiza-
tions, which foster ethnic pride and enhance  the  profile  of  cultural
diversity  which  strengthens  the fabric of the communities of New York
State; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend  the  Korean
Apparel  Manufacturers Association of Greater New York upon the occasion
of hosting its 2nd Annual New York Korean Fashion Festival and 6th Annu-
al Fashion Scholarship Competition, on Wednesday, February 13,  2013  at
YOTEL New York in New York City; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Annual New York Korean Fashion Festival is comprised of
various seminars, forums, networking opportunities, and  four  different
fashion shows, which feature designers from all over the world including
Korea and the United States; and
  WHEREAS,  A  major  center  for  world  fashion trends and the fashion
industry, New York City has been one of the economic foundations of  the
Korean  American community; the Korean Apparel Manufacturers Association
of Greater New York (KAMANY) is  a  non-profit  organization  which  was
organized in March of 1981; and
  WHEREAS,  KAMANY was created to protect the rights of Korean Americans
in the apparel business; since its inception, it has grown exponentially
and now has more than 100 members experienced and specializing in  every
type of garment; and
  WHEREAS, KAMANY has been a strong advocate for Korean American design-
ers and garment business owners by representing their points of view; it
also  pursues  the  concerns of its members and ensures that individuals
employed in the apparel  manufacturing  industries  are  afforded  equal
opportunities and are treated with fairness and respect; and
  WHEREAS,  KAMANY  is  committed  to  promote  and  enhance its members
competitiveness, productivity and profitability in the global market  by
providing  an  array  of services and business resources for all garment
manufacturing projects; in addition, it  conducts  seminars  on  various
issues,  practices  and  regulations  affecting the fashion industry and
discovers talented students to help them become global  fashion  design-
ers; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  the able leadership of its current President, Mr. Woo
Chon Kwak, KAMANY has been hosting its annual golf tournament since 2008
where all tournament proceeds go to  the  Korean  Apparel  Manufacturers
Association  Fashion  Scholarship  Fund; this fund's purpose is to award
and assist emerging Korean-American fashion students; and
  WHEREAS, Through its scholarship programs and community participation,
KAMANY has encouraged a new generation of Korean fashion  designers  and
entrepreneurs  to succeed in the fashion industry and continue to add to
the diversity of commerce in the great state of New York; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  that  those  who
enhance  the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly  have  earned  the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Korean Apparel Manufacturers Association of Greater New York
upon the occasion of hosting its 2nd  Annual  New  York  Korean  Fashion

Festival  and  6th  Annual  Fashion  Scholarship  Competition; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. Woo Chon Kwak, President, KAMANY.

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