Visitors have the opportunity to explore our Resource Row on the show floor, a value-ad for attendees searching for complimentary industry resources, including business development tools, recycling solutions, trend forecasters and textile education materials.
Meet our Summer 2018 Resource Row partners:
Bright Label is a platform that leverages mobile technology and digital labeling to help brands dramaticallly increase transparency, enhance customer engagement and tell the stories behind their products.
BROOKLYN FASHION + DESIGN ACCELERATOR
The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA), a Pratt Institute initiative, is a hub for ethical fashion and design that provides design entrepreneurs, creative technologists and industry professionals with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful, triple bottom line businesses.
MAKE SKILLS, AND FRIENDS, HANDS ON. CraftJam is a fun-loving, beginner-welcoming, and BYOB-friendly team of teachers hosting dozens of different hands on workshops. A place where creativity is available to all, their classes cover different projects, tools, and materials, but each ends with taking home a finished piece, top-notch know-how, and the drive to keep your craft going strong. Their hands-on lessons and seasonal calendar cater to any level and any schedule. And in their positive community of art and craft lovers, you’ll make a friend or two while you’re at it. Join them with nimble hands and an open mind. With them, you’ve found more than a craft hour. You’ve found your jam.
Denimbyu specializes in creating denim apparel for boutiques and individuals that are looking to purchase jeans to sell on their own through their own channels, being brick and mortar or web based. They do fashion forward styles but most importatntly offer customization to their customers. From adding their own brand to making custom changes to merchandise to appeal to their particular customer base.
FABSCRAP provides convenient pickup of textile waste from commercial businesses in NYC, including: fashion brands, interior designers, tailors, cutting rooms, and the entertainment industry. FABSCRAP is building an engaged network of students, artists, crafters, emerging designers, and industrial processors to reuse and recycle fabric scraps and utilizes new technologies to maximize diversion from landfill.
FASHION ANGEL WARRIOR
Fashion Angel Warrior is a fashion consulting agency working with both start-up and established designers/entrepreneurs to help them start and grow PROFITABLE fashion businesses. We offer 1 on 1 & Group coaching as well as Workshops, Online Courses and NYC/LA Fashion Manufacturing Tours. Areas include: Social media strategy, Digital Marketing, Branding, Driving traffic to your onine store, how to pitch buyers, Creating tech packs, Sourcing & negotiating manufacturing, Crowdfunding campaigns, Costing for profit,Navigating production, and MORE! We can help your turn your passion into a reality!
Fashiondex is an apparel industry publisher and consultant specializing in up-to-date, on-line, in-person and in-print sourcing, design, production, and sustainable fashion information since 1992.
Fashion Mingle is a fashion tech startup that is pioneering a powerful networking platform for fashion industry professionals. They believe that growing a successful fashion business begins with a strong local fashion community. This is why they are building local fashion directories in 100+ metro areas. With over 70 categories, their network will connect fashion entrepreneurs in every major city with the professionals they need to grow their business. They are currently active in 33 cities.
FIT BOOKSTORE / BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS
FIT Bookstore is the go-to destination for informative and educational books, guides and workbooks for designers, textile artists, fashion industry professionals and more.
Heisel is a lifestyle/streetwear/fashion brand and design lab for 3D printed wearables. Heisel uses new technology-based materials and manufacturing methods to make sustainable clothes, accessories, and wearables.
HELPSY makes reusing and recycling your clothes and shoes more convenient and easy than ever. They are a for-profit B corp with a social mission. With over 1,700 collection containersin the Northeast US, and growing, they collected 20 million pounds of clothes last year. In addition, HELPSY does next day at home pickup of clothing in select areas and are widening that footprint monthly. Currently, HELSPY is the largest collector in the NE US and have big plans to make keeping clothes out of the trash easier for you its customers.
Brand-new subscription trend service MintModa storytells fashion trends like no other. The brainchild of trusted forecaster Sharon Graubard and team, MintModa differentiates itself with an easy-to-navigate platform and highly-curated content. MintModa’s highly visual and immersive narratives and at-a-glance approach offer clear direction and inspiration —bringing focus and speed to your creative process, concept development and production.
NYC FAIR TRADE COALITION
The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is an all-volunteer grassroots organization that promotes fair trade businesses and retailers in New York City and educates consumers on the importance of fair trade. It partners with ethically-aligned businesses, retailers, NGOs, and citizens in New York City to host events and engage the public in dialogue. It offers its members advertising support through its social media channels, coordinates sales events, and fosters networking among ethical and fair trade businesses.
QUEEN OF RAW
The design industry has a supply/demand probem. Designers struggle to find high end raw materials and factories and brands around the world struggle to sell the quality excess stock that currently sits in the warehouse and eventually makes it way to a landfill. Queen of Raw and its online marketplace provides the bridge.
THR3EFOLD is an ethical fashion brokerage connecting brands to ethical factories around the world making it easier to find a quality factory with a trusted supply chain.