Launching your own clothing line can be a daunting prospect. We’ve compiled this awesome list of fashion industry resources to help you to help you get started.
- ASTM Textile Standards provide the specifications and test methods for the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of textiles, fabrics, and clothes, as well as the natural and artificial fibers that constitute them.
Fabric.com Blog, a blog on fabrics.
Textile Link publishes articles and links covering spinning, weaving, quilting, felting, knitting, sewing, dyeing, and the whole world of textiles. Links to supply sources, organizations, museums, events, training, etc)
A&E, a site by American thread manufacturer. Under tab Technical Tools you will get pdf documents related to yarns, threads, seam, stitches, and needles. For example http://www.amefird.com/technical-tools/tech-bulletins/apparel/
Ellis Developments Limited. This site is not well designed but contains great tutorials for knitting manufacturing and apparel quality management.
LEARNING & EDUCATION
ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY
Clean Cloth Campaign is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries. You will find case history on compliance issues in garment factory around the world.