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When searching for apparel industry guides and databases the Apparel Search online directory is most definitely the best place to begin your search.  In our directories section you will find resources of all varieties.  This area of our web site contains guides to assist garment importers as well as fashion and textile exporters.  In an effort to maintain a well balanced resource center, the Apparel Search directory & guides section contains publications to assist clothing manufacturers, apparel wholesalers, and even clothing retail stores.  If you are a buyer or seller of fiber, fabric, or fashion, you have come to the proper place to research the most appropriate database to meet your companies requirements.

Among the most popular you will find clothing retail directories for women's wear, men's wear, and children's wear.  In these directories, you will access information regarding stores that are selling activewear, swimwear, surfwear, sportswear, dresses, lingerie, jeans, t-shirts, outerwear and much more.  The retail fashion store directories may also display a variety of retail classifications such as department stores, specialty stores, mass merchandisers & fashion boutiques.  If you are looking for buyer contact details such as buyers name, buyers phone numbers, etc., the retail store buyers guides are an appropriate choice. 

If your company purchases fabrics, you may wish to investigate the various textile manufacturer directories that are in the market.  Keep your eyes open to pick the right fabric guide for your company.  You may find some that specialize in a particular country.  Certainly if you are searching for USA fabric mills, you do not want to mistakenly purchase a fabric mill directory for China, Taiwan, or Korea.  Before ordering a fashion guide or directory, always make certain to ask which countries are represented in the book / cd rom.  Some databases will combine countries.  For example, a textile directory for fabric mills in the USA may also contain fabric mill information for Canada as well.  Anyway, my point is that you should make certain to read the directory cover and description of the publication carefully to make sure that you make the proper selection (make sure you are buying the type of book you need for your market).  And if you are not sure, do not be afraid to contact the directory sales representative by phone or by e-mail.  The sales reps are there to assist you.  Make sure you take advantage of their experience to make certain you make the proper selection for your purchase.

In today's market place clothing wholesalers, clothing store buyer, and clothing manufacturers must have access to many resources at their finger tips.  Certainly online b2b directories like ApparelSearch.com are great resources, but lets be honest. it is also nice to have a book to flip thru once in a while.  Personally, I read fashion news online all the time, but I also enjoy holding a news paper like the WWD, California Apparel News, or the DNR in my hands on occasion.  In the same manner, I enjoy having a copy of my salesman's guide in my desk drawer. 

If you are interested in locating jobbers, production resources, buying offices etc., read further into the directory section in its entirety.  I would be very surprised if you can not find a guide to satisfy your thirst.  If you do not find the directory that you are searching for, be certain to ask the publishers regarding custom directories.  Some of the leading publishers such as Fashiondex, Douglas, Infomat, The National Register etc., may possibly create customized directories based on your specific requirements.  If you are a production manager that is sourcing trimming for garment production and you can not find zipper, button, brand labels, or hangtag suppliers, and you can not find a single trim supplier directory to cover you needs, ask them if they can possibly create a customized directory for you.  The publishers may say no, but it surely can not hurt to ask.  Also, if you are looking for special sizes such as petites, maternity clothes, plus sizes or big & tall, missys or juniors be sure to ask about this as well.

Typical fashion industry directories will provide information regarding the following categories.

off price apparel pants suits belts
ties sweaters uniforms blouses
tenniswear shoes westernwear bridal gowns
golfwear shirts vests skirts
intimatewear jackets outerwear sleepwear
beachwear shorts blazers robes
knitwear suits bottoms private label
tailored clothing neckwear tops footwear
Hats & Caps skiwear dress shirts designer fashion
Socks & Hosiery underwear dresses  

Clothing industry manufacturer directories may include information regarding contractors and factories that handle tasks such as the following:

  • screen printers
  • embroiderers
  • dyers / finishers
  • sewing garments
  • cutting fabrics
  • heat transfer resources
  • and much more

If you are only searching for textile industry directories you may find some specializing in suppliers such as:

converters
textile mills
fabric shops
wovens
velour

screenprint fabric
leather
dyed fabric
nonwovens
terry

twill fabric
corduroy
knits
denim
fleece

If you are not looking for fabric mills, you may have interest in only finding information about fibers. In that case, you may find a directory that is customized in regard to the following textile fiber classifications:

  • silk
  • cotton
  • wool
  • linen
  • nylon
  • rayon

Well, there is certainly much to think about when selecting a buyers guide or directory for your company. The Apparel Search Company does not make specific recommendations in regard to which directory is best for you. We can only point you in the right direction in regard to where you can research the available resources on the market. We strongly suggest you spend time educating yourself so you can make the proper decision.

Each publishing company may provide different levels of data. If you are searching for a specific piece of data, make certain to discuss with the publishing company or one of their sales agents prior to purchase. Again, if you are looking for a salesman's guide for location clothing store buyers, you do not want to accidentally buy a guide to help you find lingerie factories.

Clothing Industry Directories and Textile Industry Guides

Fashion Industry Guide
Clothing Industry Directory
Fashion Education
Clothing Book Publishers
Employment Guides - fashion industry career guides

You can find online fashion directories at the FashionIndustryPortal.com website.

Locate leading Fashion, Textiles, Home Furnishings and Accessories Guides, Databases and Directories, with information available on hard copy Directories, Computer Disk, PDF files and Electronically by Email.  These publication are compiled by the Top and Best Databases Publishers in the USA ... CATEGORIES RESOURCES include: Manufacturers, Importers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Mass Merchandisers, Sales Representatives and many other categories for: Apparels, Textiles, Home Furnishings and Accessories firms in the USA and CANADA... a lot of the databases can also be CUSTOMIZED geographically, by sales volume, by types of garments handled etc....with endless customization features needed to find the appropriate firms in the USA and Canada.

Salesman Buyer Guides - clothing industry buyer guides for sales people to find clothing buyer names, buyer address and buyer contact details.

ClothingModel.com - online guide for fashion models.

You can find many additional business guides in the Research area, found in the Education section of our web site.

You can find clothing industry and textile industry online directories (fashion industry portals) in our Apparel Link section.

 

View fashion industry directories and guides from the apparel directory section.

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