Welcome to the Fashion Industry Directory.
This website is designed to help you learn more about the Fashion Industry.
One of the first things you should do is conduct research at the Apparel Search website. This site will help you develop a foundation for various aspects of the industry. For example, you can learn about issues from the fiber to fashion. You will learn about textile fibers such as cotton, wool, linen, etc. You can then find information about turning fiber into yarn and then yarn into fabric, etc.
On Apparel Search you can learn about how clothing factories produce garments. Their is more to manufacturing apparel then simply sewing fabric. After you learn about finding clothing factories and learning about buttons, zippers, thread, etc., you may wish to learn something about importing apparel & textiles. If you wish to import fashion, It is good to have a working knowledge regarding customs clearance and freight transportation. You do not have to become an expert on this subjects, but you should make yourself familiar with general terms and practices. While you are at it, you really should learn about warehousing clothing. You will need to find a good warehouse if you plan to hold inventory.
Do you know what happens next in the supply chain? Well, their is certainly much to learn..
If you are a member of the fashion industry, you are welcome to join the discussions at the Fashion Industry Network.