The New York Times tells the tale of how a monolithic manufacturing industry has been supplanted by more nimble initiatives.

SFMade and Made in N.Y.C are two organisations that paint an alternative picture of the US manufacturing industry – one very different then the “ruin – porn” aesthetic sweeping Internet depections of fallen manufacturing metropolises. Both organisations provide stories and examples of how manufacturing has evolved to new models, ones more nimble than the monolithic single-industry model which preceded them:

“Manufacturers now see the benefits of being smaller and paying attention to how patterns of consumption, ownership and use are shifting.”

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