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GTA Fashion/Apparel Cluster

  1. 1. GTA FASHION/APPAREL CLUSTER By: Courtney Wylie MRK 625
  2. 2. Toronto Fashion/Apparel <ul><li>Basic Industry Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto is home to more than 550 apparel manufacturers with wholesale shipments totaling nearly $1.4 billion annually or 16% of the $9 billion Canadian market. </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian trade legislation now permits duty- and tariff-free apparel imports from 48 of the world's least developed countries. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 4,600 Toronto fashion retail stores generate annual sales of $2.6 billion. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Current Trends in Canadian Apparel <ul><li>Queen West Fashion Industry </li></ul><ul><li>- Boutiques in the fashion district in Toronto are losing business and are being forced to shut down. </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Toronto Fashion Week </li></ul><ul><li>- 2008 collection has many Canadian designers and is set to be launched beginning March 17, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) </li></ul><ul><li>- The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is an innovative, non-profit, small business centre dedicated to supporting and nurturing new fashion entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Current Trends in Canadian Apparel (cont’d) <ul><li>Bollywood style clothing being sold in 16 Wal-Mart Canada stores </li></ul><ul><li>-   Wal-Mart Canada is planning to launch a new clothing line at it’s stores in Canada called Bollywood Signature, a new line of authentic South Asian women’s clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>The Heart Truth Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>- Top Canadian celebrities and designers are joining together in support of women’s heart health at The Heart Truth Fashion Show at Toronto’s L’Oreal Fashion Week. </li></ul><ul><li>Ladies-Plus Size Market </li></ul><ul><li>- In this article it says that if the Women’s Apparel Market focuses on the plus-size market it can retain more profit . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Current Trends in Canadian Apparel (cont’d) <ul><li>Canadian Retail </li></ul><ul><li>-Cotton Ginny Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection. They did they same thing in 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Lululemon </li></ul><ul><li>- Shares in Lululemon Athletica, a Canadian firm that sells yoga clothing and equipment, fell after news reports claimed that tests had failed to find any trace of seaweed fibre in some of its garments </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current Trends in American Apparel (New York) <ul><li>Fashion Industry in Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>- In this article it talks about how we see fashion in films, there has been a rise in both indie labels and mainstream fashion houses which are now being used as marketing tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Shift in Retail Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>- Over the next year, an unusually large group of famous clothing designers, motivated by lucrative deals, plan to shift their retail allegiances. </li></ul><ul><li>DVD series </li></ul><ul><li>- VIDCAT Productions has launched Screenfashion Magazine, a new videomagazine series available on DVD. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Current Trends in American Apparel (New York) (cont’d) <ul><li>Organic clothing material </li></ul><ul><li>-  With heightened concern about toxicity from PBDEs (flame retardants) and other chemicals in clothing and products, organic and renewable materials, such as bamboo, are gaining ground as alternatives to conventional fibers produced with pesticides, herbicides and defoliates. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Current Trends in America Apparel (Los Angeles) <ul><li>“ Green Initiative” </li></ul><ul><li>- Mikey Koffman, of the pr/marketing company The Gallery Los Angeles gathered six designers with an eco bent, and presented a lively show that got celeb front-row fans </li></ul><ul><li>Girdles for men </li></ul><ul><li>-  In the fall, Los Angeles underwear brand Go Softwear will roll out a men’s “Waist Eliminator,” which has a waistband that extends up to mid-torso in order to hold the tummy in. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Current Trends in America Apparel (Los Angeles) (cont’d) <ul><li>LA Fashion District </li></ul><ul><li>- 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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blog URL <ul><li>Blog: </li></ul>