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Open Apparel Registry (OAR)
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"The mission of the Open Apparel Registry is to maintain an open-source, neutral and publicly accessible database of every facility in the global apparel and footwear sector, for the purposes of enabling industry collaboration and improved identification of factories. This improved identification will be facilitated by the unique OAR ID allocated to each facility."

The OAR was developed by supply chain transparency platform Sourcemap, and funded by the C&A Foundation, sourcing data from organisations like the Fair Factories Clearinghouse and dozens of brands such as Gap and Nike. Dr Leonardo Bonanni Founder and CEO of Sourcemap Inc., noted: “the OAR’s aim is to provide a reference and to streamline supply chain mapping. We hope it serves as a reference for not only brands and NGOs, but for researchers and start-ups aiming to inform the public about the performance of various apparel brands and their products.”

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20 hours ago by eocas
4 Design Techniques for Creating Eye-Catching Apparel this Fall
If you are looking to create eye-catching apparel for your brand this season, consider these four excellent design techniques that will make a creative statement with your brand.
design  promotional  apparel 
14 days ago by Adventure_Web
Art Clothing, Sublimation Tees, Art Prints, Visionary Artwork
Threyda is an art clothing and art print company that sells art tees and apparel, wall art, limited edition prints, matte prints and canvas prints.
art  apparel  clothing  prints  shopping 
5 weeks ago by devnulled
Anti-Algorithm Fashion
Sept. 10, 2018 | The New York Times | By Vanessa Friedman.

Some fashion brands are displaying an increasingly confident adherence to their own ideas about what the world should look like now.

They make what they want, in the way they want. If that means getting rained on, so be it. If that means they lose audience members to shelter, well, O.K. It sounds like a small thing, but it’s getting harder and harder to find. The industry bends toward compromise. There’s a lot of pressure these days to design by algorithm. We know too much about buying habits and likes, and the result is an insidious bias toward giving people what they have already indicated they want. It may be safe, and easier to sell, but it’s antithetical to the whole point of fashion, which should be about giving people what they never knew they wanted — what they couldn’t imagine they wanted — until they saw it. There’s a clarity to such commitment that keeps people in their seats, a ruthlessness toward pandering to the prevailing winds (or rain) that is itself desirable.
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Excerpt from 'A whole new mind: why right-brainers will rule
the future' By Daniel H. Pink. "Indeed, one of design's most potent
economic effects is this very capacity to create new markets... The
forces of Abundance, Asia, and Automation turn goods and services into
commodities so quickly that the only way to survive is by constantly
developing new innovations, inventing new categories, and (in Paola
Antonelli's lovely phrase) giving the world something it didn't know it
was missing.
analog  fashion  messiness  inspiration  algorithms  apparel  brands  clothing_labels 
5 weeks ago by jerryking

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