March 2003

Apparel Magazine

VNU Business Publications

  • 1500 Hampton Street, Suite 150
  • Columbia, SC

800.845.8820

ISSN
0896-3991

$65.00/year per year

The Business & Technology Authority For the Sewn Products Industry

Who is the most profitable apparel company? How is this measured? What are the latest developments in global sourcing technology solutions for U.S. apparel manufacturers? abc Apparel: The Apparel Industry Magazine xyz (formerly known as abc Bobbin Magazine xyz ) answers these questions with enough left over to fill an overseas shipping container. This trade publication is essential reading for managers who need to stay informed of the latest in business and technology developments that affect the sewn products industry. It’s also very interesting reading for people who are just entering this field or the related industries of fashion, merchandising, and retail sales.

abc Apparel xyz covers the hot topics in the industry with timely articles on every aspect of the apparel business including:

  • Financing
  • Sourcing
  • Textiles
  • Manufacturing
  • Inventory Management
  • Distribution
  • Retail Stores

What is heating up the industry? None other than Hot Topic, the chain of retail stores that has seen a 30.7% increase in sales in just one year, all by selling music-related clothing to teenagers. As for the most profitable apparel firm, Nike makes the most money (net income of $589.7 million in 2001) and has the highest sales rank, but it’s Abercrombie & Fitch that has the highest profit margin. Whether you are keen on producing nanotechnology pants that repel spills and stains, you need a way to streamline pre-production, or wonder where all the teenagers bought those metal-studded belts, abc Apparel xyz is your source for the latest apparel industry information.

Reviewer: Jon Worona, FIDM Library Staff Member, S.F.