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Fashion Directory

Updated on December 19, 2013

Fashion Industry Directories

Their are two primary methods for searching the internet. It is debatable as to which method is the best. The two methods are as follows:

  1. Search Engines
  2. Directories (or Hubs)

In this fashion hub we will be discussing our preferred method which is using the "directory" or hub format.

Fashion Week

Fashion Week London 2007
Fashion Week London 2007 | Source

Search vs Directories

Let's be honest, the search engines appear to get all of the glory. When you think of locating information on the internet, your first thoughts most likely turn to Google or Bing. However, directories are equally important. Actually, in our opinion, "more important".

The reality is that the internet has billions or zillions of webpages (I have not actually counted). The number grows significantly on a daily basis. Although Google and other search engines continue to fine tune their algorithms, it is really impossible to continue to help people find a needle in a hay stack. Don't get me wrong, search is fabulous and fairly accurate. However, if you use a fashion directory rather than a search engine to find a t-shirt factory it may be the smart way to go.

Social Media

Some fashion directories have a rather large following. Clearly many members of the fashion industry find that utilizing a directory is beneficial for researching apparel industry issues.

Evidence of these large followings can be found by looking at the number of social networking followers at some of the leading fashion websites. For example, you should view the Facebook accounts of Style.com, WWD, Glam, and others.

If you are interested in following such companies, you can follow companies and people in the fashion community on social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Fashion Industry Network, Glam, and Google+.

If you are not yet familiar with Google+, you may want to learn about how this service is relevant to the fashion industry from the following websites.

  1. Fashion Hangouts
  2. Fashion Sparks
  3. Fashion Streams
  4. Fashion Circles

If you like what you see, you may want to learn more about how to grow circles so you gain more connections to like minded people.

Fashion Photograph

Brioni fashion from fashion week in Italy.
Brioni fashion from fashion week in Italy. | Source

Categories of Interest

Manufacturers
Wholesalers
Retail
T-shirt Factories
Famous Brands
Clothing Stores
Shoe Manufacturers
Licnesed Brands
Fashion Boutiques
Handbag Suppliers
Private Label Brands
Shopping Guides
Above are only a few of the fashion industry categories that can be found in apparel directories.

What is your preference?

When you browse the internet to find information regarding clothing you have two primary methods to conduct your investigation. Do you generally like to find information by using a search engine or do you prefer to utilize a directory?

You are welcome to share your thoughts in the comment area below. However, please make certain to keep your comments on this topic.

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