AboutSources publishes B2B information in-print and on the web.
RRAG.NET - The Resource Room And Guides NETwork is produced by AboutSources.
This site provides information for the fashion industry. Current titles published by AboutSources include: The Designer's Guide and Textile Sources Who's Who in the USA & Canada.
The Katharine Gibbs School has provided space at their Bryant Park campus to AboutSources for a resource library that is used by fashion industry professionals. The Resource Room At Gibbs is an all fibers all fabrics reference library and also includes information on trim suppliers and industry service providers. AboutSources also produces industry events and seminars at the Resource Room At Gibbs, and at other locations across the US.
About - The Publisher
Since 1988, Susan Power has been providing sourcing information to apparel industry professionals.
Susan is the former co-publisher and creator of the T.I.P. Resource Guide (originally entitled The Designer's Fabric & Trim Resource Guide), By The Yard Fabric & Trim Sourcing Guide, and Sourcing News. The original book title published in 1988, was the first comprehensive guide to the New York City Garment Center. In 1996, Power sold her interest in T.I.P. to a former partner - to pursue other publishing opportunities. She then formed Dare Communications. Shortly after, T.I.P.'s new owners ceased publication of all titles - Power realized that there was again a need for sourcing information. She produced a new publication - The Designer's Guide- similar in style and content to the earlier title By The Yard. The Designer's Guide is updated quarterly. An additional guide - Textile Sources Who's Who highlights American & Canadian mills, converters, and importers of textiles. In 2005, Power established The Resource Room - a sourcing center featuring an all fibers, all fabrics, & trimming library in the New York City Garment Center, facing Bryant Park South.
Also in 2005, Susan Power & Kathryn Zarczynski launched guiltfreeshopping.com. Power & Zarczynski first meet in the '80's when they worked for the Alamac Knitting Division of Westpoint Pepperell. Decades later, they share a new mission. The guiltfreeshopping slogan is "together u & i make a difference"! guiltfreeshopping.com offers products produced by companies who care about people and the planet! The site features stories about many of the manufacturers - highlighting those that are committed to producing natural, eco-friendly products made in the USA. 5% of each sale at guiltfreeshopping.com is donated to a select non-profit to support their good work.
In addition to publishing in-print and on-line, Power is a fashion/textile industry consultant - and produces seminars/conferences. Prior to founding T.I.P., her experience includes marketing, sales, and design of apparel & textiles.
Information on this site is provided as an industry service. AboutSources does not guarantee the information furnished its researchers, nor the absence of errors and omissions for which its staff may be responsible. We suggest you verify information especially trade show dates since they are subject to change. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.