Apparel-BC is a self-sustaining organization of apparel industry members, whose mandate is to create awareness – through advocacy, communication and promotion – of the fashion, design and needle trade industry in British Columbia. ABC also provides an industry link with government and media.
Apparel BC has carved out for itself a unique niche in the apparel industry. Its formula, like so many great ideas, is endearingly simple; to provide a single voice to speak on behalf of all British Columbians involved in garment designing, manufacturing and those who supply goods and services to the trade.
In doing so it helps to keep alive an industry sorely challenged in recent years by adverse government legislation and competition from offshore manufacturers.
ABC’s greatest strength lies in the diversity of its members, and the experience they offer. The association continues to build on that foundation by providing educational seminars and networking events. Such opportunities have become increasingly valuable in this busy and congested world.
Few other organizations do as much to demonstrate, by practical example, their belief in the apparel industry and devotion to the cause.
The formula remains as valid now as it was in 1993 when the association was formed.