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Researching a New Clothing Line
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RESEARCHING A NEW CLOTHING LINE
  Resources for Clothing Startups

For assistance in researching your startup clothing line, Style Source highly recommends the following resources. Our long track record with each of them has given us the confidence to recommend them to you.

Startup Literature
Some amazingly readable and comprehensive literature on starting your own apparel business:
Fashion for Profit
Designer-Entrepreneurs.Com
Dobizo.com

Educational:
FiberSource (information on all types of fabrics)
FabricLink (everything you need to know about fabrics)
ApparelLink (apparel industry resource)
TextileWeb (news on and links to information on yarn, fiber, and textiles)
Fabric.Com (textile and apparel links)
The Woolmark Company (detailed information on wool and wool products)
National Federation of Independent Business (the nation's largest small business advocacy group)

Consulting (Startups, Marketing, Management):

Tower Associates
Fashion Business Incorporated

Advertising, Website Development, Internet Marketing:

Klunk & Millan Advertising

Trade Associations:
American Apparel Producers' Network
American Apparel & Footwear Association
Children's Apparel Manufacturers' Association
Cotton Incorporated
SEAMS (The National Association for the Sewn Products Industry)    

Woven & Printed Label Manufacturers:
Cruz Labels & Designs    
BCI Corporation

Manufacturer Search:
ThomasNet
Davison's Textile Blue Book

Fabric & Trim Search:
The Alexander Report
Magna Fabrics
Minimidimaxi Canadian Fashion Stage
FabricLink
S.M. Cristall Company
SouthStar Supply Company

Fulfillment Services:
Apparel Logistics

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