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Trade associations in the fashion industries

Trade associations in the fashion industries are organizations founded and funded by companies and/or organizations in specific industry sectors and are established to promote their industry sectors, advocate for legislation …

Design and product development

The merchandisers work closely with those in the design and product development area, who interpret the trend forecasts and create designs to be offered by the company. Generally, merchandisers and …

Steps in making sourcing decisions

This step looks at the various sequential steps fashion companies take to make responsible and profitable sourcing decisions. Faced with the complexities of making sourcing decisions and the range of …

Types of competition or market systems

A business goal of every company in the fashion industry is to earn a profit by providing products and/or services that are desired by the ultimate consumer. However, many companies …

Couture and ready-to-wear (RWT) fashion

Most of the apparel and accessories produced, marketed, and sold worldwide are called ready-to-wear (RTW). As the term implies, the merchandise is completely made and ready to be worn (except …

Fiber processing

Because textiles and other materials are the foundation of the fashion industries, an understanding of the historical context and organization of the global textile industry is important The term textile …