Resource Description

Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags is an HBO documentary which examines the rise and fall of the U.S. apparel manufacturing industry with a particular focus on the history of Manhattan's garment district. Visitors to HBO's information page about the film can find links to a number of resources including an online exhibit on the famed Triangle Shirtwaist Fire as well as a short interview with the film's directors. An interesting 'featurette' link provides a short movie on the current Save the Garment Center movement.