FIT Talks: Josie Natori

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FIT Talks: Josie Natori
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Natori, Josie Cruz
In this interview, Natori discusses her familial background and family's entrepreneurial influence and support, her religious background and upbringing, her first career on Wall Street, and how she transitioned to a career in fashion in the 1970s. She further discusses her concern over having her own manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, as well as the affect the internet has had on the fashion industry. Lastly, she discusses her concern for giving back by her board membership on multiple boards, as well as her formation of the Fashion Design Council in the Philippines and Manila Wear.
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Ready-to-wear clothing
Natori, Josie Cruz
Natori (Firm)
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
Filipino American businesspeople
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
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FIT Repository ID: aod_000630
SPARC reference code: US.NNFIT.SC.FITA.


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FIT Talks oral history series, 2014-


Fashion Institute of Technology. (2017, June 12). FIT Talks: Josie Natori [Video]. Archive on Demand.
Fashion Institute of Technology. "FIT Talks: Josie Natori." Archive on Demand, 12 Jun. 2017,
Fashion Institute of Technology, "FIT Talks: Josie Natori," Archive on Demand, June 12, 2017, video,