Amazing... You have reached our second
apparel page of the Apparel
Search website. As you know, our entire directory is
devoted to apparel, fashion, textiles and clothing. However,
our favorite is most definitely "APPAREL".
Therefore, we thought it was time to dedicate a page to the subject.
After all, we do have a fashion section.
Isn't it fair to have a special area for apparel as well?
Here are a few of
our favorite apparel industry links of interest:
Shop for Apparel
Online: this section is the area in which we would like every person
in the universe to shop for clothing. This section actually contains
many affiliate links. Do you know what an affiliate link is?
It is actually a very simple concept. For example, we create a link
to a clothing store via an affiliate program. If you click on the
link and then purchase something at that apparel store, the store will pay
Apparel Search a small commission. Basically, it is a way for a store
to reward another website for driving traffic to their site. So, if
you enjoy Apparel Search and you are planning to buy apparel online, please
visit stores thru our Apparel Shopper
section. It does not cost you a single penny extra, but it helps keep
Apparel Search in business.
Apparel Stores Directory: What do you think
the Apparel Store Directory could be? You may have guessed it.
It is a directory of apparel and fashion accessory stores. The section
is currently separated by the clothing category, by store location and by
name. In all honesty, the section has room for improvement, but we
are working on it. You can check for
Women's Clothing Stores,
Men's Clothing Stores,
Children's Fashion Stores etc.
Apparel Industry Technology: Yes, you are absolutely correct. The
apparel technology section contains information regarding apparel software,
RFID, CAD, PDM, PLM, EDI etc. If it is relevant to apparel industry
technology, you will find it in this section. If you know a technology
that is relevant to the apparel industry that we are missing, please let
us know immediately. Really, let us know now.
Apparel Trade Shows: What is
the largest apparel industry trade show in the world? Why you asking
me, I have not been to them all... In the USA, I think the biggest
is MAGIC, but I could be wrong (usually, I am not, but maybe I could be..) MAGIC may be the biggest,
but I think that you may have more fun at some of the trendy shows in New
York or Los Angeles. Anyway, in the Apparel Trade Show directory you
can search for apparel shows by clothing category, by location, and by show
name. If we missed any trade shows, please let us know.
Directory: You can't have fashion without first manufacturing apparel.
The apparel manufacturer directory has information about the entire garment
production process. Well, we do not actually tell you how to sew garments,
but we will help guide you to the appropriate apparel factories. If
you actually work for or own an apparel factory, you will also find this
section to be very helpful. The manufacturer directory contains listings
of companies that supply fabric, thread, buttons, hangers, hangtags, price
tickets etc. Just go to the apparel trims
section for these items. If you are searching for clothing factories
to produce a complete garment, check the
apparel factory section.
If are only planning to decorate apparel, try the
apparel embroidery or
apparel printing sections.
The Apparel Wholesaler "Directory", is a listing of wholesale
apparel companies. These companies are in the business of wholesaling
apparel to clothing retailers. They do NOT typically sell direct to
consumers. If you are not a clothing store, you should try the search
engines, and not the "directory".
what is the meaning of life? More importantly, what is the meaning
of Apparel? According to Apparel Search, "Apparel" equals
life. If you are interested in a more accurate definition of apparel,
I suggest you try the above link to the more formal apparel definition.
Apparel Industry Directory by Country:
At one point in history, the United States was leader in textile and apparel
manufacturing. Unfortunately, times have most definitely changed.
In today's global economy it is critical to source apparel from around the
globe. It is our preference that you purchase from
American Apparel Manufacturers
but we fully understand if you are compelled by price to purchase from apparel
factories around the world.
To make the task of locating international
apparel factories a bit easier, we have created the Apparel Search World
directory. The section is still evolving and requires much work, but
it is on its way to becoming an international apparel directory of choice.
Yes, we are in agreement that better world directories exist, but our is
in fact getting a little better each day.
Apparel Magazine: the
Apparel Magazine website is another website owned by the Apparel Search
This site is not actually a magazine. However,
it links to apparel industry magazines, fashion magazines and style magazines.
If you are interested in the apparel industry, women's fashion or men's
fashion, you are sure to find an magazine of interest. The Apparel
Magazine site found at ApparelMagazine.com is set up in the form of a directory.
We have added some apparel books to the site just incase you get tired of
only reading apparel magazines. If you actually enjoy books more then
magazines in general, you are welcome to view our
fashion books website for more
Apparel Companies that are Publicly
Traded: the apparel industry is not only full of
mom and pop retailers. In fact, the large clothing companies have
nearly put the small fashion boutique out of business. Anyway, that
is a whole other story (actually, I had written an article about this back
in 2002, the article may not be very good, but if you are interested it
was called Are wholesalers
in trouble?) Back to my point about publicly traded apparel companies,
this section contains a list of apparel industry or textile industry companies
that are publicly traded on the stock market.
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