From fan pages to photo sharing, from podcasting to micro-blogging,
anyone and everyone knows that social media is the way to overcome new
challenges and remain in the know when it comes to your industry. One
big challenge within the Apparel and Textile Industry in particular is
the ability to find and network with new resources, suppliers, and
innovators that can meet the needs of smaller to mid-size companies. The
Fabric Stock Exchange's
Textile Talk is the first and only comprehensive on-line community
for people and businesses to network together, share information, and
keep on top of trends.
Textile Talk offers a central location for industry professionals to
read about the latest news and textile developments. The blog covers
trends, design, technology and more. Additionally, the resource area of
the blog offers a comprehensive dictionary of fibers, fabric types, and
color names. Easy to use, Textile Talk is a great way to stay connected
and up-to-date. There are also links to industry related products - all
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Alice Wu, co-founder, designer and partner of the
womenswear line Feral Childe is already very excited about Textile Talk.
"What a great resource! I like the personal style of writing and have
already made use of and found the resource and links pages to be very
valuable. I look forward to more articles and will definitely be a
frequent visitor to the site." She adds " The Textile Talk blog offers
me a perspective from people who know and love textiles (and the
business of it all!). There are consumer fashion websites, and there are
websites for designers such as PatternPeople that focus on prints, or
purely business but I think Textile Talk offers a unique B2B angle that
is again, personal yet industry oriented."
Apparel, automotive, hospitality, outdoor and eco
and sustainable fabrics are all included in the topics to be discussed.
More than just the voice of the
Stock Exchange, this blog allows readers to become guest editors and
share their own insight and opinions by submitting their posts
themselves; whether it's a written article or simply an image or video.
According to owner and industry expert,
Sheryl Sapriel, "The Fabric Stock Exchange's Textile Talk is a
visually exciting and interesting blog about fabric that is informative,
educational and fun." Blog Updates will also be posted on the company's
Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In pages.
About The Fabric Stock Exchange
The Fabric Stock Exchange is a fabric brokering
service for small manufacturers, fashion designers, retail fabric
stores, fabric converters, importers and fabric jobbers. The company
specializes in selling first quality, off-price, immediately available
fabrics at BELOW WHOLESALE prices. The Fabric Stock Exchange has been
successfully bringing buyers and sellers together for over 30 years.
The Fabric Stock Exchange sells all types of
fabrics - natural, natural blends and synthetics in both knits and
wovens. Most of the fabrics sold are from the excess inventories of
Seventh Avenue Designers, Broadway manufacturers, overseas apparel
factories, fabric mills, converters, and importers. The Fabric Stock
Exchange represents companies worldwide. All of the fabrics offered are
from top mills here and abroad.