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Toronto Fashion Cluster

  1. 1. TORONTO FASHION....<br />Behind the Clothes... Revealing the Cluster..<br />
  2. 2. The Toronto Fashion Cluster !<br />THE FIGURES! !@#$%^&*<br />There are 550 Apparel and Manufactures in the G.T.A a<br />The Fashion cluster makes over $9 Billion in sales annually<br />16% of Canada’s total revenue comes from the G.T.A cluster s fashion and apparel industry<br />Over 4,600 retail stores in Toronto<br />The Toronto cluster employs over 50,000 people<br />
  3. 3. Facts ..<br />The Canadian apparel makers are superior to the U.S. Apparel makers regarding responsiveness and small-batch production.<br /> By : Sunny Choi ...<br />Designer lines that started in Toronto: <br />Lida Baday, Brian Bailey, Joeffer Caoc, David Dixon, Arthur Mendonça, Franco Mirabelli, Pink Tartan, and Sunny Choi<br />
  4. 4. Who is Involved?<br />Retailers: Bata, Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew, Hudson's Bay Company, <br /> Reitmans, Roots.<br />Manufactures: Danier Leather, Dominion Hosiery, Macmor, McGregor, Phantom, Vikeda, Weston Apparel, Wing Son Garments.<br />Media: Citytv's hit Fashion Television and Fashion Television Channel; CBC's Fashion File; <br />Magazines : Elle Canada,<br />Fashion, Fashion Quarterly, <br /> Flare and The Look.<br />
  5. 5. Fashion Education..<br />Fashion Schools: <br />-COLLEGES –<br /> FASHION ARTS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION- 3 year Program <br />FASHION TECHNIQUES AND DESIGN- focuses on technical skills <br />
  6. 6. RYERSON (FCAD)<br />Fashion , Communication and Design <br />One of the biggest schools dedicated to Fashion <br />Leading educator of design professionals<br />Through international initiatives, exchange agreements and membership in the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI), it is one of the top fashion undergraduate schools worldwide. <br />Fall 2010, Ryerson will introduce an innovative program leading to a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Fashion. This program will be the first of its kind offered in Canada.<br />
  7. 7. The Industry ...<br /><br />(TFI: the Fashion Incubator)<br />with shared production facilities, studio rentals, office assistance, seminars and promotional opportunities, helps fashion entrepreneurs develop their creative and business skills.<br />
  8. 8. EVENTS..<br />L’OREAL FASHION WEEK 2010 <br /> March 28 – April 1st<br />This year the spring/summer fashion shows were supported by LG and featured many designers. <br />
  9. 9. INNOVATION.. <br />With new technology and work methods this affects Manufacturing efficiencies and competitiveness. ( Faster machines, new fabrics )<br />
  10. 10. Technology + Fashion<br /><ul><li> A new way to receive your Fashion Updates .
  11. 11. Fashion trends sent right to your phone
  12. 12. Buy online through your phone!
  13. 13. WHAT’S NEXT!</li></li></ul><li>Media + Fashion <br />Blog about it ... <br />The new way to receive information about upcoming Trends and events is through blogs <br />The world , not only the GTA cluster has been able to benefit through this free source of Media.<br />Blogging is not just a hobby, its a Career<br />