The world of fashion does not simply spin on its access without a bit of
help. Special services are needed to keep the finely tuned
industry moving properly. Fortunately, the industry has numerous
resources at its disposal. Thanks to the internet, service
providers are easier than ever to locate.
In regard to fashion services, the term should really be split into two
Fashion Services for Consumers
Fashion Services for the Apparel Industry
As you can imagine fashion services are helpful for both the
apparel industry as well as for
consumers. Below are a few examples for both segments.
Branding – brand concepts, development, marketing, etc.
Trend forecasting – color forecasting, trend spotting,
Tech Packs & Spec development
Sourcing / Production – factory sourcing, quality assurance, production
line management, etc.
Design & CAD Service – logo development, trend boards, illustrations,
Consulting / Business Advice – retail planning, marketing, logistics,
technology system selection & implementation, etc.
Fashion PR Services – press release services, celebrity integration,
media contacts, etc.
General Business & Company Law matters
Employment – resume services, recruiting agencies,
Self Help – weight loss best practices, beauty product tips, makeup
application techniques, etc.
Stylists – hair tips, makeup tips, accessory suggestions, etc.
Consultations – fashion consulting, wardrobe suggestions, organizing
Shopping – clothes buying services, shopping consultants, assistant
Regardless of whether or not you work in the industry or if you are a
consumer of fashion, you are sure to find a service that can assist with
virtually any aspect of the clothing industry, shopping, or style. Did
you know that even Apparel Search provides a few
fashion services to the garment industry? Well, it is true.
Below are a few services that can be reviewed as examples of what is
Fashion Service Network:
In response to the fashion industry's overwhelming need for innovation
and multi-disciplinary approaches, twenty of New York's leading service
providers formed the Fashion Service Network, a group of experienced and
seasoned professionals delivering solutions and opportunities to the
industry. It is the goal of the Fashion Service Network to assist
fashion companies seeking to expand, strengthen, and energize their
business. To accomplish this, the Fashion Service Network reaches
beyond traditional resources and provides a new, all-encompassing
service source for the fashion industry. Learn more at
is a suite of applications that enable internal and external
communication – bringing companies and products closer to the
marketplace. From strengthening relationships with press, to connecting
offices worldwide, Fashion GPS has the solution. Fashion GPS was
founded in 2006 in New York City. While working for a leading fashion PR
firm, founder Eddie Mullon observed an industry relying on archaic,
unnecessarily time-consuming methods. He created a revolutionary
solution: GPS Samples – the industry's original digital tool for
managing samples. Today thousands of users in 20 countries rely on their
growing suite of services to power every corner of the fashion industry.
In 2011, they were dubbed Fashion 2.0's "Next Big Thing in Tech". With
continued growth and commitment to innovation, they remain a leader in
fashion technology. Continue your research at
To help fashion companies effectively serve emerging and mature markets,
Accenture brings efficient global operating models, processes that
manage scale and complexity, and strategies to drive growth.
Global consumer numbers are surging, as are new brands and shopping
channels. Fashion is inherently an ever-changing industry. Customer
preferences fluctuate along with burgeoning and fading trends. How can
fashion and luxury companies keep pace with and even capitalize on these
changes? By capturing real-time customer insights across channels,
they can plan for, and respond to, shifting demands to keep customers
loyal to brands and longing for more products. Business intelligence
tools can equip fashion and luxury companies to seize every opportunity
to drive better customer centricity, greater wallet share and loyalty,
and achieve better return on investment. Their experience and
insights have revealed that technology is a critical facilitator of
success in fashion and luxury. Accenture can help fashion companies to
exploit emerging technology trends to create sustainable value and
respond to current challenges cost effectively. Fashion companies
also realize that analytics capabilities are crucial to compete
effectively but face a major challenge in mapping out their journey to
build an analytics-driven organization. We can help companies get
started on that journey by helping them take an enterprise wide approach
to building and operationalizing analytics, guided by a clear strategic
vision. Find more information at
Software AG Consulting
: Be a process trend-setter. Be the trend-setter in the fashion
industry by optimizing your processes with Software AG Consulting. We’ll
help you fashion the best possible processes for your enterprise of any
size so you can confidently take on new market conditions and new
Their specialists in process excellence in the fashion and textile
industry and can help you:
Leverage the latest in Business Process Management (BPM) tailored to
fashion and textile.
Analyze and optimize processes with Collaborative Planning & Forecasting
(CPFR), Forecasting & Replenishment (F&R) and Merchandise & Assortment
Select and implement systems, such as SAP AFS, SAP Retail, SAP
Forecasting & Replenishment, SAP POS Data Management, RFID and EDI.
Manage process projects and roll them out globally.
Operate your IT systems.
Continuously manage and monitor process performance.
So when you’re ready to be a process trend-setter, turn to Software AG
Consulting. Contact them today to learn more at
Solomon Page Group:
Founded in 1990, Solomon Page Group LLC (SPG) is a specialty niche
provider of contingent staffing and project based solutions, executive
search, contingency full time placement and outsourcing. With seven
functional (technology, accounting and finance, scientific and
engineering, human resources, legal, administrative and
creative/marketing services) and four industry (financial services,
healthcare, publishing/electronic media and fashion) practices,
they are headquartered in New York with regional offices throughout the
United States and one in London. SPG's success reflects an organic
growth strategy supported by a highly entrepreneurial culture. Acting as
a strategic partner to their clients, they focus on providing flexible,
value added staffing solutions building long term relationships based on
trust, respect and the consistent delivery of excellent results. They
would like you to know more about their company and the people, places
and resources that define SPG. You can learn more by visiting
Fashion Services Hong Kong:
Fashion Services is a place to help you build, start or expand your
fashion business, from a single idea, through to a fashion collection or
even a full fashion brand. Regardless of your experience or
background, at fashion services, they can provide all the answers or
just fill in a few experience gaps. With a strong group of
specialist fashion designers, brand management and marketing
consultants, they have all the skills that you need from over 20 years
in the fashion industry to help you to create your own clothing line.
They can help guide you through the whole process or give you specific
targeted advice, whatever stage of your business setup process you are
currently at. Their mission is to help you build a stable, profitable
business that will achieve your dream. They can give you technical
specs for manufacturing, consumer profiling, design, sourcing, product
packaging, marketing strategy, trend information and prediction for the
coming seasons, business planning or just fashion advice and planning if
you are itching to start an idea. If you’re not sure where to start
then simply contact them to help your ideas in Hong Kong become a
reality. Learn more at
IBISWorld’s Fashion Designers market research report is a comprehensive
guide to market size and growth prospects. Their industry reports offer
strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies,
including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic
influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues.
Full analysis accompanies their data forecasts to illustrate how the
market responds to emerging industry trends. Learn more at
If you are interested in
fashion consumer services, here are a few:
Whether your needs range from selecting the right look for one special
event to transitional into a new Style for your daily life, Style Abby
will help you make the right choices for you lifestyle, body type, and
Kristin Dahl Fashions a full service fashion company. Their goal is to
help real woman look their best and dress fashionably within a realistic
budget. They offer personal shopping, closet clean outs , at home
clothing shows and corporate seminars.
Note: Apparel Search is not specifically recommending any of these
companies listed on this page, but this will help show you some of the
various service companies available in the market place.
You may want to check our
consultants section for additional resources.
Learn more about the following subjects:
Production Services (factory sourcing agents)
Design Services (artists guide, freelancers, designers)
Trend Forecasting Services
Fashion PR Services (public relations)
Apparel Quality Testing Services
Logistics Services for the Apparel Industry
Factory Inspection Services
You can also go to the main section of our site to learn about many more
categories of possible interest.