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Fashion Careers in California or California Fashion Industry Jobs - If you are not already working in the fashion industry in California, don't you think that it is time to get in the swing of things..  Investigate a career in Los Angeles, San Francisco or another fashion friendly location in CA.

California Fashion Group: if you work in the fashion industry in the state of California, you are welcome to join the California fashion group at the Fashion Industry Network.

California Fashion Trade Shows: fashion industry trade show events that take place in California.

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Los Angeles Fashion News: directory of news regarding fashion in Los Angeles.

9b Apparel: 9b Apparel is a full service apparel manufacturer located in the heart of the garment district in Downtown Los Angeles. 9b produces it�s organic and natural boutique maternity collection twice a year. Further, 9b private label manufactures maternity and non-maternity knits, natural and organic fabrics, and premium denim for many designers, manufacturers, and chains. All production is conducted in Southern California.  Address: 850 S. Broadway, #801-B Los Angeles, CA 90014  Phone # (213) 622-6655  Fax - (213) 622-6656  E-mail:  Contact name: Art Rahbar

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BOMME STUDIO is a USA Clothing Manufacturer and fashion marketing studio based in Los Angeles, CA. We are a full-package development house and clothing manufacturer offering a full range of services in product development, apparel production, and digital marketing.  Additionally, they provide custom build and made-to-order services for film, television and entertainment productions. Well dressed for a New Earth and proudly Made in California. Contact Name: Bo Metz  Address: 2130 Clifford St, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Phone: 323-744-9403 Email: 

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California College of the Arts: The Fashion Design Program is an idea-driven, craft-based course of study that emphasizes design concepts and skill development. The goal is to produce designers of daring originality who are willing to explore across disciplines and contribute to fashion as an aspect of modern art and culture. Students gain technical expertise in pattern making, sewing, draping, and fashion illustration and learn the visual and verbal communication skills necessary for success in all aspects of the global field. They develop creative solutions to the challenges of sustainability by designing and manufacturing fashions that respect the environment and preserve native cultures. Graduates are innovators with excellent skills; they have the ability to do well while doing good. The program culminates with the creation of individualized senior collections and exit portfolios as well as a group runway fashion show in the spring.

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California Fashion Association: The California Fashion Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization established to provide information for business expansion and growth to California's apparel and textile industries.

California Market Center: California Market Center is the hub of LA's fashion & creative communities. Located in the heart of downtown's Fashion District, the 1.8-million square foot complex is home to fashion showrooms, creative offices, event venues, and businesses catering to the DTLA community, including eateries, specialty shops, a fitness studio and more.  

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You are welcome to join the California Fashion Group at the Fashion Industry Network.

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Event LA (Eska Inc.): is the new internet division of Event LA, manufacturer of women's apparel in Los Angeles, USA. Their sales office is located in the new LA Fashion Center Mart in Los Angeles Fashion District. They have worked under private label programs with notable national chains such as, Anchor Blue, Charlotte Russe, Tilly's, Wet Seal, Forever21 as well as hundreds of small to medium store chains in the USA and abroad. They have been one of the leaders of Los Angeles Fashion District manufacturers and importers of women's apparel since 1991. For the last few years, Los Angeles has emerged to be the main stage of the fashion world and they have been on the forefront of this transformation. Their specialty is low to medium budget trendy fashion for women, providing their customers with fast turn around using their strong domestic production capacities as well as a very competitive pricing with their overseas production facilities. Eska Inc. / Event LA Fashion Center 1458 S. San Pedro St. #139 LA CA 90015 3510 S. Central Ave. LA CA 90011 213-763-0582 213-763-0682 Fax  

Fashion Business Inc. (FBI)  : Fashion Business Inc. (501c3) provides California's apparel entrepreneurs with the resources and training to turn their vision into a profitable reality. The FBI Resource Center along with our website and business partners offers our members industry specific business & compliance education, sourcing, networking and marketing and consulting services. These services promote the success of FBI members and insure the future vibrancy of California's fashion industry.  It is the goal of the FBI to make said services available at low or no cost to it's members.

  • Providing professional development, mentoring, business and management training to owners and prospective owners of small apparel businesses.
  • Offering opportunities for networking and introductions to industry services, resources, suppliers and products.
  • Marketing and promotion of members' products.
  • Creating a common ground for the diverse sectors of the Los Angeles Apparel Industry to join together for their mutual benefit.
  • Creating a crossroads of manufacturers and contractors.
  • Supporting and reinforcing downtown as the center of the Apparel Industry in Southern California through real estate location services.
  • Enhancing employment and tax revenues through the growth of small businesses.
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FIDM /the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a WASC and NASAD accredited, co-educational, specialized, private college with campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County, California. FIDM offers Associate of Arts, Professional Designation and Advanced Study Degree programs in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Merchandise Marketing, Merchandise Product Development, Textile Design, Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing, Theatre Costume Design, International Manufacturing & Product Development, Film & TV Costume Design, Digital Media, Footwear Design, and Apparel Manufacturing Management. In addition, FIDM is now offering Associate of Arts and Professional Designation Degree programs in Jewelry Design. FIDM has an enrollment of 6,500 full-time students. Over the last 30 years, FIDM has built an alumni network in excess of 35,000 graduates around the world. The college's alumni base and industry-wide reputation for excellence both give our students.

Fashion Market of San Francisco: The Golden Gate Apparel Association is proud to present five trade shows each year for wholesale, catalog, and retail buyers of women's clothing and accessories. A grand display of contemporary fashions adorn the Concourse Exhibition Center five distinctive times a year featuring dress and maternity clothing, jr. sportswear, missy, kids wear, sleepwear, intimate lingerie and quality women's apparel of all kinds. Complimenting the mix you will also find a wide selection of fashion jewelry accessories including bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and other costume jewelry. In addition to jewelry discover unique and custom hats, handbags, belts, sandals, blouses, skirts,pants, jackets, sweaters, and more. Their exhibitors include small manufacturers, factory representatives and sales reps for a variety of women's clothing accessory producers. Their generous four day exposition allows you to spend as much time as you need to secure fine quality apparel for your retail clothing store, wholesale distribution, or catalog house.

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LA Fashion District : The LA Fashion District spans 90 blocks and is the hub of the apparel industry on the West Coast. Retailers, wholesale buyers, designers, stylists, students, shoppers and residents all converge here. Whether you're a wholesale buyer reviewing the latest collections in the District's designer showrooms, or a shopper on the prowl for a bargain - it's all here: apparel and accessories for the entire family, textiles, flowers, even live/work lofts. To ensure that your visit to the LA Fashion District is as rewarding as possible, LA Fashion District property owners, a coalition of nearly 600, contribute over $3 million annually to support the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID). The LA Fashion District BID is a non-profit organization, dedicated to making the community a clean, safe and friendly place to work, shop, do business and live through maintenance, security and marketing programs. Launched in January, 1996, the LA Fashion District BID was the first BID in Los Angeles.  A 15-member Board of Directors, consisting of LA Fashion District property owners, administer the management of the BID. A seven-member management team directs the day-to-day operation of BID programs and serves as a liaison for law enforcement, industry associations and city government.  The LA Fashion District BID covers 90-blocks in downtown Los Angeles. General boundaries are from 7th Street to the north, Santa Monica Freeway to the south, Spring and Main Streets to the west and San Pedro Street to the east.

  Leahpatra Knitting (California):  is a domestic contract knitting company located in the downtown garment district of Los Angeles, CA 90015. They do high end custom knitted samples for designers offering flat bed knitting and industrial knitting production with small minimums. They also provide high end top quality cashmere and wool yarns.  Address: Los Angeles, CA 90015 310-951-9095 e-mail:  Contact: Leah Walton 

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Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation  : California has always been known as an "incubator" of new ideas, new products and entrepreneurial spirit. Southern California and most especially LA County has led the way in celebrating and nurturing that spirit. The people, institutions of knowledge, great climate and infrastructure have enabled the LA region to emerge as a leading business, trade and cultural center-- a creative capital for the 21st century

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week LA Fashion Week: IMG Fashion, a division of international sports and lifestyle event and management giant IMG, encompasses 7th on Sixth, the world's premier producers of fashion weeks, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific, IMG Fashion Europe and The Daily Front Row, the fashion industry's must read fashion week obsession. 7th on Sixth was originally created in 1993 with a mission to organize, centralize and modernize the American Collections and provide a platform for American designers to become players in the global fashion business by providing state-of-the-art venues, an experienced production team and maximum exposure through a wide variety of marketing benefits and advertising opportunities.

San Francisco Fashion Week �  debuted in 2004 and is back for the third annual event in 2006! It should be no surprise that such a cultural and affluent destination like San Francisco finally has a fashion week to call it's own. San Francisco Fashion Week� promises the infusion of fashion, art, music, culture and style into a week-long series of events put on like no other city in the world could do. This is Fashion Week - San Francisco STYLE!

Sylvie P:  Sylvie P offers pattern making and made-to-order services for any type of garment and sizes: sportswear, formal, bridal, lingerie�Men, Women, children. Pattern drafting (traditional or CAD, fitting capability), grading, Spec sheets (finish measurements, flat sketches, construction details), and sample making (small run) By appointment only 650 296 4296;  Address: 1201 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Textile Association of Los Angeles: Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA) is a membership-based group of professionals engaged in textile sales, manufacturing, related products and services to the apparel industry. The association provides education, networking opportunities and resource information services locating textiles, related products and services within the apparel industry. The association provides services through its office, annual directory, and numerous networking events and opportunities, to members and the wider fashion (apparel) community.

World Trade Center Association Lost Angeles / Long Beach: The WTCA LA-LB supports successful international business development facilitating international trade by providing valued services to local and worldwide members. Since 1986, the WTCA LA-LB is the recognized clearinghouse for international trade information and resources in the Los Angeles region. The World Trade Center Association Los Angeles-Long Beach (WTCA LA-LB) holds a leadership role in the global World Trade Centers Association, serving as its active Los Angeles County branch. The WTCA worldwide trade organization stands outside of politics, across national boundaries, in service to those who develop, facilitate, and educate the community on international trade issues. Currently, there are more than 750,000 members of over 212 World Trade Centers in 101 countries. This potential for enhancing two-way trade is unmatched by any other trade organization.

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