Companies and industries interconnected through the products they serve, suppliers, trade associations, and educational institutions all in the search for innovation
TorontoStreetFashion.com Allows designers or non-designers to communicate and trade information regarding design, fabrications and trends. Design Council of Canada They are a non-governmental, not- for profit national association. Their focus is towards fashion designers and the industry at large. Founder of the L’Oreal’s LG Fashion Week in Toronto
What going on in the city? <ul><li>Countries have adopted a similar camouflage design for their military uniform, the Canadian Government, the Department of National Defense, came up with a modified camouflage pattern. </li></ul><ul><li>They have now developed a digital camouflage pattern which provides more effective camouflage while disrupting digital surveillance equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>The innovative camouflage apparel was first issued to the Canadian Military in 1998. </li></ul>
Facts about the cluster: <ul><li>More than 4,600 retail stores generate annual sales of $2.6 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Home to more than 550 apparel manufacturers who’s wholesale shipments total nearly $1.4 billion annually </li></ul><ul><li>employs over 50,000 people, more than half in manufacturing </li></ul>
The Green Show <ul><li>Is the premiere fashion event exclusively committed to eco-friendly, ethically sound, fair-trade fashion during New York Fashion Week. </li></ul><ul><li>The event will feature a selection of eco-conscious fashion designs to educate on the importance of earth friendly material while entertaining fashion enthusiasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Showcases all things green, the clothes are eco-friendly, the runway lighting, the make up on the models, and the design team will also use recycled, recyclable, and compostable material to create a beautiful and resource conscious show. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Government wants to change the zoning of the Garment District which would protect manufacturing uses and move some existing businesses </li></ul><ul><li>New York has noticed unfavourable trends in the US apparel manufacturing market and is now developing strategies to support its current industry base. rent fees have been increasing causing industry professionals to go elsewhere </li></ul>What going on in the city?
<ul><li>New York is the city known for history within the fashion industry </li></ul><ul><li>Spanning from 34th to 40th Streets between Broadway and Ninth Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses their attention to what they’re good at, women’s outer wear and tailored clothing </li></ul>Facts about the cluster:
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising <ul><li>Is located in the heart of the city that dominates the Entertainment, Fashion Retail, Manufacturing, Interior and Graphic Design industries </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes leadership and originality through quality education, ensuring excellence among their students </li></ul><ul><li>Produces many innovative fashion designer that draw international attention to the already infamous L.A. fashion district. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Los Angeles is known for a vibrant yet contemporary style of fashion </li></ul><ul><li>California is one of the leaders in eco-friendly textile manufacturing. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ranked California in their published database. </li></ul><ul><li>Although L.A. does have a niche market in quick-turn fashion-forward merchandising, the market is not large enough to induce employment growth </li></ul>What going on in the city?
<ul><li>The industry is worth $24.3 billion, and it is still booming with potential. </li></ul><ul><li>Its strength is in entertainment and design, therefore, it is able to maintain its competitive advantage in product design and marketing. </li></ul><ul><li> contemporary wear, activewear and surf wear are their main focus. </li></ul>Facts about the cluster: