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Media is the main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) regarded collectively.  Traditionally, media companies had been newspapers, radio & television for the most part.  In modern times, almost all media companies also have their hands in online media (internet).  Media companies come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are a small as an individual blogger and some are international conglomerates.  A media conglomerate, media group, or media institution is a company that owns numerous companies involved in mass media enterprises, such as television, radio, publishing, motion pictures, theme parks, or the Internet.  Below you will find some of the media companies that have a good portion of their business segment focusing on fashion or textiles.

Apparel Search Company - fabulous fashion media company.  Oh wait, Apparel Search is actually the website you are reading now.  Obviously, you like it as much as we do.

Fashion Market Magazine Group

Advance Publications >> they own Conde Nast Publications

  • Condé Nast Inc. is an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center in Manhattan and owned by Advance Publications.

National Business Media (NBM) their goal is to be a fundamental, essential, and significant asset to every single person they serve, and to continuously connect those who know with those who want to know.

  • February 2020: announced the launch of a new publication, entitled GRAPHICS PRO. The forthcoming publication merges A&E, Printwear, and Sign & Digital Graphics into a single, comprehensive brand.

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone,, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

  • Penske Media Corp. purchased Fairchild Media from Conde Naste.  Fairchild Media is a publisher of fashion trade magazines, websites, and conferences for the fashion, retail and beauty industries. Fairchild Media brands include Women's Wear Daily, Footwear News (FN), Beauty Inc, M and Fairchild Summits.

Edgell Communications - owns a magazine called Apparel; formerly known as Bobbin.  As for Apparel, they published their final print issue in August 2019, but you'll still be able to find the magazine online. Bobbin launched in 1959, in South Carolina which was one of the hearts of a thriving textile and apparel industry it was focused primarily on production. The magazine answered questions such as, How do you better engineer a garment, and a shop floor? What machinery can improve your processes? etc.  In 2003, the magazine had changed to match the shifting needs of its readers. They then became focused on the technology and business of the end-to-end supply chain, from design (in the States), to sourcing (around the globe, but mostly in Central America and Asia), to the complicated logistics of bringing all of that product back to the U.S., moving it to warehouses and distributing it to the retail floor. It wasn't just about bobbins anymore. They changed the magazine name to Apparel.

Hearst: Hearst Communications, often referred to simply as Hearst, is an American mass media and business information conglomerate based in New York City. Hearst owns newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, Cosmopolitan and Esquire. It owns 50% of the A&E Networks cable network group and 20% of the sports cable network group ESPN, both in partnership with The Walt Disney Company.

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