Fashion Industry Resources

Fashion Industry Resources

NYC’s fashion industry has many resources. Through various databases, you can find suppliers and vendors for practically any need, from sample makers, to sources for buttons, buckles and bows.

NYC FashionSourcing Database & Showroom Directory

Council of Fashion Designers in America

Database of resources

We Connect Fashion

Contact Lists




Makers Row

Sourcing for Factories

Fashion Schools in New York

Fashion schools are a great resource for information. Whether you’re just starting out in the industry or you’re from another country, it’s  good to at least take a few classes  just to get an idea of how things work in New York. You can get a feel for the industry because many of the teachers are industry veterans, and some are stil working in the field. From them you can learn real-life experiences, not just examples from text books.

“Taking classes at those schools is a great way to get a feel for the industry”– Nicole Ryder, Creative Director of Volver Design Group

Art Institute of New York City, Fashion Design
Fashion Institute of Technology 
Parsons, the New School, Fashion Design Programs 
Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, Fashion Design 
LIM College
Berkeley College

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