No, fashion by numbers is not the same thing
as painting by numbers. It is true that you can use a painting by
numbers system to make fashion illustrations, but that is not what we
are talking about on this page. The world of fashion relies heavily on
visual aspects such as fabric drape, color, and texture. However, it is important to keep in mind that
“numbers" are important as well. The industry needs to know about
dollar amounts, size measurements, markdown percentages, inventory
Here are a few examples:
RN #’s – United States company registration numbers.
CA #’s – Canadian company registration numbers.
Fashion Companies Starting with Numbers
Fashion Terms with Numbers
Retail Math for Fashion Industry – mathematics has plenty of
Registration Numbers (blog post)
Calculators – an assortment of calculators to assist with apparel
Size Specs for Clothing – many numbers and measurements involved
with creating clothing size spec sheets.
- do you typically measure in inches or
centimeters? Pounds or Kilos? The conversion charts can help
you convert the numbers.
Fashion Industry Salary Calculators – for people working in the
apparel industry this is some of the most important numbers in the
Number of Cartons Per Container – help with figuring out the number
of cartons that can fit into a shipping container. This is useful
for importers and exporters of clothes, shoes, or accessories.
Shipping Container Dimensions – measurements for shipping containers
that transport items for the apparel industry. This may include
factories shipping fabric and trimming, or finished garments, etc.
- learn the tariff cost when importing clothes,
shoes, or fashion accessories into the United States. These
numbers are important to any importers bottom line profits.
- much of the worlds apparel is manufactured
with cotton. Certainly not all the clothing, but a very large
portion of production is done with cotton fiber. The dollar
amounts involved with the fibers price is clearly important to the
Shopping Price Comparison
- fashionistas find retail prices to
be very important numbers.
Consumers can use the price comparison engines to hunt around for
the best possible deals from some of their favorite clothing stores.
Fashion Price Points – dollars are measured by number. And
clothing prices effect the fashion price points.
3PL starts with a
number and means third party logistics. The apparel industry often
uses 3PL services for warehousing, transportation of product, etc.