Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Where Can Designers Find Free Quality Fashion & Textile Trend Reports

As a new freelance designer or micro-brand operating within the fashion and textile industry, you may not have a budget to pay the annual fees for trend reports or to travel to global tradeshows. The key is to pick up on trends that are likely to be in demand across multiple seasons, this way you can access and utilise free trend reports effectively. I have found in particular, that at times, Knitting Industry's promotion of various companies reports can infact be published at least a year in advance, Mudpie publish backcopies of their reports and Patternpeople also publish snippets of upcoming trends. All this info can be very useful to a sole designer or small brand as both set-ups, are small enough to be able to adpat and produce designs in a shorter period of time than a larger brand with multiple design teams.

Source: Eclectic Mix Knitwear

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