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Fashion: Websites

Information about Library and Internet resources for fashion students.

General Websites

  • D*Hub - an online design resource featuring Australian and New Zealand events and designers.
  • Design Directory - a directory of resources and links created 'by designers for designers'.
  • Fashion Net
  • Fashion Online - A project co-ordinated by the European Apparel and Textile Organisation (EURATEX) to benchmark new technologies in fashion visualisation for the Internet.  Some interesting information - not that easy to find your way around but worth the effort.
  • Fashion Forecast Services - information on the latest trends in fashion, including textiles, menswear, colours and accessories.
  • Fashion Footage - From the US Internet archives - films of fashion shows, designer interviews etc
  • Fashion Review Australia - a weblog which aims to provide the latest informtion on Australian designers and fashions. 
  • Hello magazine
  • Laundry guide to common care symbols
  • Trendzine - fashion trend forecast report and news service.
  • Trendwatching.com
  • Beautiful Girl - an online fashion magazine.
  • WeConnectFashion - "We help fashion companies succeed with business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how."
  • Women's Wear Daily (WWD) - news, images, slideshows and videos available from this online magazine.  

Fashion Business

Creative and Intellectual Property

Fashion industry - websites

Australian Innovation - key source for up-to-date information on Australian Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Creative innovation

Design Victoria - a Government initiative in collaboration with  RMIT and industry stakeholders to increase the competitive skills of designers in local and export markets, while developing the design innovation and excellence capabilities of small to medium enterprises in Victoria.

Fashion Council of Australia

FIBER - The Online Journal of International Fashion & Apparel Industry - a journal that aims to showcase fashion and apparel markets around the world.  Podcasts are also available from the website.  Hosted by the University of Delaware

Fashion Incubator  - lessons from a sustainable fashion floor

Journal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management - research articles and scholarly papers on the textile and apparel industry.

L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

TCF Australia - Textile, Clothing & Footwear Resource Centre

Textile Fashion Industries of Australia

Podcasts

Fashion Blogs

Museum Collections and Exhibitions

Buy Designer and Vintage Fashion Online

New Technologies

Clothing activism

Clothing manufacture workers in developing countries are paid minimal wages and often work long hours in harsh often dangerous conditions. In the sportswear and garment industry, most of these workers are women.
http://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/workers-rights/oxfam-supports-workers-rights

This site gives ideas and inspiration to be active about improving workers rights in sweatshops.
http://play-fair.org/

 

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