How do you learn
about fashion or the apparel industry in
You may have
guessed from the title of this page,
that you need to conduct research.
Actually, you do not personally have to
conduct research. However, you
certainly need to find a good company to
do the research for you. After all, you
do not want to go simply any where to
find a resource that can provide you
with good apparel or textile industry
The good news is
that I have done some of the "research"
for you. I have actually "researched"
the "research companies"... Wow, isn't
convenience, Apparel Search has an
informational section called "Fashion
Education". In this area, we
have listings of fashion schools,
clothing industry training courses,
textile definitions, etc. Among these
educational categories, you will find
research section, provides a list of
companies that are relevant to
"research" and the "apparel industry"
(also the textile industry). Some of
the listings in the section are
companies, some are associations, and
others are educational institutions.
Many of which may conduct research for
internal use or for members of their
associations. However, many of the
companies incorporated in the
apparel research section, develop
apparel reports to be sold to other
members of the fashion industry (like
you and me).
Here are a few good
apparel research report companies to get
Research and Markets
they are the
leading source for international market
research and market data.
They hold thousands of major research
publications from most of the leading
publishers, consultants and
analysts. They can provide you with the
latest data on international and
regional markets, key industries, the
top companies, new products and the
latest trends. They are a
‘One-Stop-Shop’ for market research
reports and industry newsletters from
specialist research firms and niche
market analysts. Read
News about Research and Markets
IBISWorld IBISWorld’s Industry
Intelligence can assist in making better
business decisions about strategies and
revenue generation by gaining an instant
understanding of an unfamiliar or
familiar industry faster & more
conveniently than previously possible.
IBISWorld is a powerful business tool to
learn about existing clients or
potential clients’ core industries of
involvement & how changes to those
industries can have an impact on you or
your organization. Their website
provides instant access to over 700
United States industries – everything
from Shoes Stores to Gold Ore Mining and
all industries in between.
Mintel's clients gain global insight
into consumer behavior, product
innovation and competitive marketing
strategies. Their high quality data,
meaningful analysis and actionable
recommendations positively impact their
clients' business. Today, many of the
world's leading companies make strategic
business decisions based on Mintel
insight. They help their clients tap
into new product opportunities, increase
price margins, recognize competitive
threats and respond to their individual
business needs, so they remain
competitive and profitable.
The above companies
each provide fashion research reports of
some kind. Some are retail sales
reports and others are fashion industry
trend reports. You can also find
textile import data as well as reports
regarding garment exports and more.
By the way, if you
are looking to research the fashion
industry, it would be a good idea to
speak directly with the people that know
the industry better then anyone else.
smartest people in the fashion industry.