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 is a comprehensive detailed guide for large and small manufacturers who need to buy fabric and trim from companies who make to order or stock items with flexible/lower minimums.
The newest title The Sourcer's Guide (the all in one-guide!) is a compilation of information included in the By The Yard Guide, Designer's Guide, Textile Sources Who's Who, and The Contractors. Plus, additional resources for Fabrics, Trims, Yarns, Fiber Producers, and Service Providers, including Trade Organizations/Associations.
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. The Gibbs school closed in 2010. Opening another resource center is not planned at this time - Susan now shares her industry knowledge with buyers at tradeshows all across the US each year.
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.
In February 2012 Susan created and produced the DG Expo (sponsored by the Designer's Guide/ AboutSources) in New York City - and also publishes www.dgexpo.net to provide information on the Fabric & Trim Show.
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