Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design

Hi, I am the librarian for your program. I am available for research consultations and class visits to help you learn more about the Libraries' resources and how to find the information you need to be successful. The best way to contact me is via email at: beth.twomey@ndsu.edu. We can set up a time to meet in person, on the phone, or Zoom.

Below is a curated list of resources - it is not exhaustive but it is a very good place to start and I can help you if you are not finding what you need. 

I look forward to hearing from you,

Beth Twomey

Head, Research and Instruction
RM 113
(701) 231-8141
 
Apparel and Textile News

Apparel News  reports about the California apparel industry

Ecotextile An environmental magazine for the global textile and clothing supply chain.

Fibre2Fashion International news coverage of the garment, textile, and apparel industries.

Women's Wear Daily

New York Times - the Times covers fashion in its T Magazine. The NDSU Libraries has a subscription so that you can create an account to access the Times online for free. For directions about how to set up your account go to: /search-find/research/research-assistance/database-access-instructions

Apparel History and Design

Costume Institute The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has an online database of items from its costume collection online. You can access the database from this page.

Fashion Era A website that covers two centuries of women's fashion and costume history.

Fashion Net A highly influential website that is curated by some of fashion's most celebrated editors and opinion-leaders.

Fashion Plate Collection A University of Washington Libraries digital collection that contains over 400 fashion plates dating from the early nineteenth century through the Edwardian era.

The Sartorialist A popular blog by fashion photographer Scott Schuman that includes images of cutting-edge styles and trends.

Textiles

Cotton Incorporated A website that is devoted to cotton-related information, ranging from marketing and retailing to yarn and textile engineering.

Textile Source A user-friendly database of textile companies and suppliers.

TextileWeb A comprehensive resource that provides articles, vendor data, buyer's guides, online discussion forums, and other general information.

Textile World International industry news.

Books, Journals and Magazines

The NDSU Libraries collects books, journals, magazines and DVDs to support research and learning in your program. Click here to browse a collection of highlights. If you are looking for something in particular try using the chat in the bottom right of the screen. You can contact Beth Twomey with requests for items to be added to the collection.