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Tom's Sons in the Press

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New York Times

For the "Future of Work" issue of The New York Times Magazine. Photographer and writer, Pia Peterson, interviewed nine people who have been at their jobs for decades. Our very own, Leon Kalajian, being one of them

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vogue Arabia

How Tom’s Sons International Is Taking the Art of Pleating to New Heights

The art of pleating is nearly a century-long family affair at Tom’s Sons International. Now, the Lebanese-heritage company prepares for a new chapter. By Joelle Firzli

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Meet George Kalajian

Watch the documentary about owner George Kalajian & family. Learn how the family got started in the fashion industry and what it's like to experience New York Fashion Week.

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Handmade in NYC: The Art of Pleating with George Kalajian

Fifth generation master pleater George Kalajian’s family has been perfecting the art of the pleat since the 19th century. He joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of his family’s renowned pleating enterprise Tom’s Sons International Pleating, a staple of New York City’s Garment District since the 1970s.

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Youtube Video Collaboration

The Stitchery: Handmade Pleats VS Professional Pleating

I got some fabric professionally pleated with Tom's Son's International Pleating (and of course, had to try doing some myself for that good old comparison)! - The Stitchery

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Spectrum News NY1

George Kalajian walks NY1's Stephanie Simon through some of the basics of how we create pleats and shows some elaborate examples of just how much we like to push the boundaries of pleating here at Tom's Sons International Pleating.

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Youtube Video Collaboration

Katherine Sewing: Is the American Fashion Industry Dying? | NY Fashion Expert Weighs In

Follow along on this series where owner, George Kalajian and Katherine discuss the American Fashion Industry and how to help Kathrine make her dream pleated skirt!

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Threads Magazine

New Fashion Design Book on Pleating Goes Beyond Fundamentals

Authors Leon Kalajian and George Kalajian offer fundamental techniques and ordering tips in their book "Pleating: Fundamentals for Fashion Design." By Judy Neukam

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Garment District Alliance- Tom's Sons

Find out how father and son team, Leon and George Kalajian work together to keep the art of pleating alive.

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Material is Your Business Podcast

For Episode 35 of MouthMedia Network's MATERIAL IS YOUR BUSINESS Podcast. George Kalajian joins Stephanie Benedetto and Samantha Cortes to discuss everything from our family history, to the best materials for pleating, and our book Pleating: Fundamentals for Fashion Design

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ITAC Article

Faces of the Garment Industry

“My family has discovered what no others have.” - George Kalajian

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Sew & So- Episode 84-George Kalajian- Standing Next To My Father

"Sew & So… Podcast is a simple and casual conversation with guests from the sewing/quilting community. We discuss what excites them, what inspires their work and how they grow and connect with their communities." - Sew & So

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