The most current books on the business of the
fashion trade and running a fashion company.
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you will find apparel industry business resources such as the following.
The Birnbaum Report/Strategic Sourcing for
Garment Importers : A monthly electronic newsletter
by David Birnbaum, detailing all the news and trends in the
international garment industry, to help manufacturers and importers work
at the best price and source in the best countries.
Birnbaum's Global Guide To Material Sourcing
: The global garment industry is moving from product supplier to service
provider. This great, new text by David Birnbaum explains how to source
fabric and trims in the post-2005 era. You can no longer depend on how
you sourced materials a few years ago, those methods are already
antiquated. Is your company on the leading edge, or are you falling
The Vendor Compliance Handbook
: This book answers the questions of any new designer: ?How do I produce
a garment??, ?Where do I start??, and ?What standards should I use?? The
book should help all those that are beginning in the fashion industry,
and also facilitate those with existing loopholes that have been making
their daily jobs grueling and hurting their businesses over time.
The Vendor Compliance Forms and Data Templates
: The Vendor Compliance Forms and Data Templates are frequently used in
product development. These forms will save valuable time in "getting it
The Business of Fashion/Designing,
Manufacturing, and Marketing : This heavily
illustrated textbook focuses on the organization and operation of the
fashion industry and how apparel is designed, manufactured, marketed and
Ready-to-Wear Apparel Analysis
: Excellent reference guide that concisely covers all areas of apparel
design, evaluation,?production and merchandising.
Apparel Manufacturing/Sewn Product Analysis
: This comprehensive textbook provides in-depth coverage of all facets
of apparel manufacturing in today?s global industry.
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Sewn Product
Manufacturing : A practical, no nonsense guide to
assist those who would like to begin their own sewn products business,
explaining many of the pitfalls that they can now avoid.
Fashion Designers Survival Guide
: Provides the necessary tools to get a fashion line or label up and
moving on the right track, including: Start-up costs and financing ,
Legal issues, Business plans, Public relations and sales, Marketing and
manufacturing, Distribution-trade, trunk, and runway shows.
The Official Step By Step Guide to Starting a
Clothing Line : This is the manual that will help you
launch your clothing line in a big way like a pro! This guide is a very
informative step by step manual that educates aspiring designers on how
to create their own clothing line from scratch. It covers everything you
need to know and more!
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