Look no further. The
Fashion Industry Network is an ideal networking
platform for industry professionals to communicate, exchange
ideas, or share experiences and resources that can aid their
careers and enhance their businesses. Visitors may post comments
or questions in the general forums, or they can post topical
messages in a specific group. Members may also have discussions
with one another on their personal profile pages. In addition,
if a member wishes to ask another member a question in private,
they can send a confidential e-mail message.
Fashion Industry Network has several predefined "groups"
and new groups are often added based on suggestions from other
site members. Members are permitted to join groups in which they
have direct personal expertise or simply a very strong interest
in the group's topic of discussion. The idea is for both
industry veterans and new members of the industry to converse
and share ideas. One member may lend assistance regarding the
proper method for fusing a lapel. Another member may have
experience with printing t-shirts by using cut panels.
The Fashion Industry Network
site currently has 73 groups and is constantly growing. Larger
groups include Marketing and Fashion Design, but there are a
host of other groups that are designed to meet the needs of
different niches of the industry. These include: UK Fashion;
Green Fashion; Personal Image Consulting;
Textile-Fabrics-Fibers; and Stylists-Hairstylists-Makeup. Recent
online conversations have included sources for fabrics that are
made of bamboo, and questions about how to become a fashion
an online resource for people working in the apparel and
textile industries, the Fashion Industry Network launched in
July 2007 and quickly garnered more than 1,500 members from
various avenues of the industry.
The network appears to be on pace to surpass the 10,000
member milestone before its third anniversarry. Apparel
is the first online business network devoted
entirely to the fashion industry, with a primary goal to
unite members of the industry in a friendly setting that
fosters communication. An international community, members
span the globe from the United States and Great Britain to
the Netherlands, South Africa, Russia, India, and China.
Each member can choose to join groups that meet their
current needs or help them move into another area of
interest. Members can also showcase their work by posting
fashion photos, videos, and blogs to the site.
Roderick Rowser, a fashion designer and active member of
this site, says, "The Fashion Industry Network is a stellar
concept. I left the industry for 10 years and through
contacts from the network, have found fabrics and services
that would have taken me years of running around. When I
need something, I go straight to the network and ask,
whether it's a favor or a paid consultation, a model to do
fit work, or someone to produce samples in Sri Lanka."
In addition to being a valuable site for industry insiders,
aspiring industry professionals can also find out how the
industry operates a lesson that is difficult to learn by
simply being in a classroom environment. Fashion Industry
Network is an ideal destination for learning the ins and
outs of the industry.
About Fashion Industry
Fashion Industry Network is a business networking community
designed for fashion industry insiders. The network allows
individuals the opportunity to develop personal profiles to
highlight their professional experience in the fashion industry.
After profiles are created, members may freely join groups that
pertain to their area of expertise.
About Apparel Search:
The Apparel Search
Company is a fashion media company. The company's signature
property is called Apparel Search. The Apparel Search website
is one of the largest and fastest
growing online guides to the Apparel &
Textile Industry. Easy navigation provides viewers with
accessible links to all apparel, fashion and textile
related issues. The company also provides directories that
relate to Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Freight
Companies, Customs, Warehousing, and beyond. Apparel
Search also provides information on Textile Quality Standards,
Education / Training, Trade Shows, Publications, Modeling
Agencies, News, Employment, and more.
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