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  • Fashion/Apparel Cluster Comparison
    By: Stephanie Appelton
    MRK625 Winter 2010
  • Greater Toronto Area Cluster
    Fashion cluster in Toronto employs about 50,000 people
    More than 550 apparel manufacturers’ shipments total $1.4 billion in Toronto
    Fashion hub located in 35 block area in downtown Toronto (King-Spadina)
    $2.6 billion in annual sales generated from its 4,600 fashion retailers-proves performance in the GTA industry
  • GTA Cluster Members & Support
    FILC- Fashion Industry Liaison Committee
    –acts as convergence center
    TFI- The Toronto Fashion Incubator
    - Aids fashion entrepreneurs in developing their creative designs and business skills
    AIDC- The Apparel Industry Development Council
    - Aids in enhancing & diversifying skills of garment works in Ontario
    FDCC- The Fashion Design Council of Canada
    -Brings awareness and enhances knowledge to the Canadian design industry through global participation
  • Fashion Events & Exposure
    L’Oreal Fashion Week
    One of kind Show
    Fashion Cares
    Toronto Alternative Week
    Canada’s Next Top Model
    Project Runway Canada
  • GTA- Schooled in FashionThese institutions offer programs that specialize in fashion
    Ryerson University
    International Academy of Design
    Seneca College
    George Brown College
    The Sewing Studio
    Coco Fashion Design
  • Media
    Magazines that offer Canadians the inside scoop
    TV shows that give behind the scene look at the fashion industry
  • New York City Fashion Cluster
    Employs over 175,00 people- making it NYC’s largest industry
    Fashion manufacturing represents approx. 29% of all the manufacturing jobs
    Generate $10 billion in sales
    Wholesale buying leader, hosting 75 major shows-more than any other city in the world
    Headquarters of over 800 fashion companies
  • NYC Cluster Members & Support
    Fashion Center Business Improvement District
    • to improve upon the vitality of Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District by promoting the area as a strategic business location for fashion and non-fashion related business alike
    Garment Industry Development Corp.
    - Non-profit organization founded in 1984 by industry unions providing marketing, buyer referrals, and training and technical assistance to New York apparel manufacturers and workers
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Houses fashion collections & hosts large shows
    Fashion Institute of Technology(FIT)
    • Center of excellence
    FGI- NY Fashion International
    - a global, non profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry
  • NYC Cluster Events & Exposure
    NCY hosts over 75 major trade shows on an on going basis
    - too many to name
    Theme of many Hollywood movies & hit TV shows
    - Devil Wears Prada (movie)
    - MTV reality shows
    - America’s Next Top Model
    Multiple Fashion Weeks (semi-annual)
    * Some show cases Ready-to-Wear
    * Some show case Couture
    - Generates $773 million annually
  • Fashion Schools & Programs
    Pratt Institute
    School of Art & Design
    Parson’s School of Fashion
    - ranked among the world’s best design schools
    - Today’s top designers graduated from here
    • The Art Institute
    • International Academy of Design
    • The Fashion High School
  • NCY Cluster Media
    Some of the world’s best known fashion publications originate from NYC
    • VOGUE
    • GQ Magazine
    • Woman’s Wear Daily
    New Paper Columns
    - Fashion sections in The New York Times and the New York Post
  • L.A’s Fashion Cluster
    The industry is worth $24.3 billion, and it is still booming with potential.
    Its strength is in entertainment and design, therefore, it is able to maintain its competitive advantage in product design and marketing.
    contemporary wear, active wear and surf wear are their main focus.
  • Los Angeles Fashion Events
    • Los Angeles is known for a vibrant yet contemporary style of fashion
    • California is one of the leaders in eco-friendly textile manufacturing. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ranked California in their published database.
    • Although L.A. does have a niche market in quick-turn fashion-forward merchandising, the market is not large enough to induce employment growth
  • Fashion Schools In Los Angeles
    The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
    Is located in the heart of the city that dominates the Entertainment, Fashion Retail, Manufacturing, Interior and Graphic Design industries
    Promotes leadership and originality through quality education, ensuring excellence among their students
    Produces many innovative fashion designer that draw international attention to the already infamous L.A. fashion district