INTERFORM Launches RHIZOME: A For-Profit Apparel Manufacturing Subsidiary

 

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Springdale, AR – January 26, 2024

INTERFORM, a renowned nonprofit organization committed to fostering growth in the arts and culture sector, today announced the launch of its for-profit subsidiary, RHIZOME. This new venture is strategically designed to specialize in apparel manufacturing, design, and product development services. RHIZOME represents a bold step forward in INTERFORM’s mission, serving as a financial catalyst to support and expand its core philanthropic activities.

 

RHIZOME is set to revolutionize the regional apparel & sewn product industry by offering a full spectrum of services, from innovative design to high-quality manufacturing. This initiative not only aligns with INTERFORM’s dedication to nurturing creativity and professional development but also opens new avenues for revenue generation. The profits generated by RHIZOME will be strategically reinvested into INTERFORM, ensuring a sustainable future for the organization and its diverse range of community-focused programs.

 

“This is a milestone moment for INTERFORM. The launch of RHIZOME marks our entry into a new phase of growth and sustainability,” said Robin Atkinson, CEO of INTERFORM. “By establishing this subsidiary, we are not only diversifying our revenue streams but also reinforcing our commitment to the creative community. RHIZOME will serve as a platform for innovation in apparel, fostering local talent and providing top-tier services to the industry.”

 

RHIZOME’s operations will focus on harnessing local talent and resources, thereby contributing to the economic development of the region. It will offer a unique blend of creativity and technical expertise, positioning itself as a leader in apparel manufacturing and design services. With a keen eye on sustainability and ethical practices, RHIZOME intends to set new standards in the industry.

 

“RHIZOME is like no other manufacturer in its class”. Richard Cotto, Co-Founder and Managing Director of RHIZOME said; “Our ability to efficiently pivot across an array of needle qualities uniquely positions us to service a broad sector of the sewn trades for small to medium brands.”

 

Services currently available include Product Development, Small Batch Manufacturing, Repair, Alterations, and Design. RHIZOME plans to launch additional services over the coming months with intentions to be a pioneer in the space of Design on Demand. 

 

For more information about RHIZOME and its services, please contact Richard Cotto at richard@rhizome.clothing.

 

About INTERFORM:

INTERFORM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the arts and cultural landscape. Through professional development, education, and programming, INTERFORM supports the creative community, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its endeavors. Learn more at https://interform.art/

 

About RHIZOME:

RHIZOME, a for-profit subsidiary of INTERFORM, specializes in apparel manufacturing, design, and product development, serving as a financial pillar to support INTERFORM’s mission in the arts and culture sector. Learn more at https://www.rhizome.clothing/

“By establishing this subsidiary, we are not only diversifying our revenue streams but also reinforcing our commitment to the creative community. RHIZOME will serve as a platform for innovation in apparel, fostering local talent and providing top-tier services to the industry.”