For those of us interested in fashion, we know it's a multi-billion dollar industry that provides hundreds of thousands of jobs across the nation, but have you ever thought about the countless industries that keep us consumers satisfied? There are four different levels to the fashion business - Primary, Secondary, Retail, and Auxiliary.
The Primary Level consists of growers and producers of raw materials. We've heard of man-made and/or synthetic fibers, but we don't think about the fact that they actually need to be made. This is where that happens. Fiber, fabric, leather, and fur producers. Color and texture planning take place in this stage. It's also the level that has the most amount of lead time, up to two years, before a product will be available to the consumer.
The Secondary Level is made up of industries. Manufacturers or contractors that produce the semi-finished or finished product from material made in the primary level. This is where the Designers, manufacturers, contractors, and vendors work at. These companies work on a lead time of about six months to one and a half years ahead of products available to the consumer.
The Retail Level is just what it sounds like. This is ultimately the distribution level. The retail level is where all the different types of retailers purchase their goods from the secondary level.
The Auxiliary Level is the only level that functions with all other levels simultaneously. This level basically offers support services to the primary producers, secondary manufacturers and retailers to the consumer, us, aware of all the merchandise that's being produced. This is where all media -print, audio, and visual- lay.
That's it folks. That's how the industry works and keeps us informed of all the goods that are out there. What do you think about it?
It's that time of the month again where I review the month I just had. It was my niece and nephews birthday and she slept through practically the whole thing. Poor girl. The month started off pretty swell and is ending with me being tired as hell! I found out there's a street in Arizona named after me. Not just my middle name, but my middle AND last name. I think that's pretty cool. I also think there's a road trip in store just to take a picture on my street. (It's not really named after me, but after an AZ politician I share a name with.) Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I kind of have a thing for Thomas Magnum. I just find him incredibly attractive.
Apparently I was in a documentary mood when it comes to movies. As far as TV goes, I'm still making headway on 'Murder She Wrote'. I've been watching it all month. The only thing is, I didn't realize there were 13 seasons until recently. I just started season 4. I love watching it because you get to see actors when they were younger. Like Bryan Cranston cozying up to Linda Hamilton as her fiance, who then gets blown up.