The Business Network and Global Sourcing Marketplace for the Clothing, Textile, and Fashion Industries
And all other industries related to or supporting the global clothing industry.
A Community Built For People Who
Design, Make, Buy, and Sell Clothing
A Marketplace Designed For The Clothing Industries
Connect with Hundreds of Millions Across The Globe
01 / APPAREL MANUFACTURING
14.5 million in 1990
13.1 million in 1995
13.0 million in 2000
24.8 million in 2014
02 / U.S.
19.7 million in 1990
16.8 million in 1995
13.5 million in 2000
33.0 million in 2014
03 / TEXTILES & CLOTHING
34.2 million in 1990
29.9 million in 1995
26.5 million in 2000
57.8 million in 2014
The Clothing Industry Is Worth Over 3 Trillion Dollars With
Annual Growth of 5.5% Per Year
These 10 Segments Are Worth Almost 1.7 Trillion Dollars
Womenswear is valued at $621 billion
Menswear is valued at $402 billion
The luxury goods market is worth $339.4 billion
Childrenswear is value at $186 billion
Sports footwear is valued at $90.4 billion
Bridalwear is valued at $57 billion
Cosmetics & Grooming:
Skin Care is valued at $24 billion
Make-up is valued at $18 billion
Hair Care Products at $38 billion
Perfumes/Colognes at $15 billion
*The McKinsey Global Fashion Index and The Business of Fashion
YOU ARE PART OF A TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY
Have you ever wanted to work in a clothing store, design a better fireman's coat, start a fashion blog, or maybe even become an export agent? Many have dreams and aspirations of starting their own business or working for an established company within the clothing industry. There are 7.4 billion people in this world and someone wants what you have to offer. They just need a better place to find you.
INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS ARE HARD TO FIND
The clothing industry is massive with layers upon layers of people at every stage of production. It’s almost impossible for anyone a few stages apart to connect directly. The clothing, fashion, and textile industries have their own specific needs which other platforms aren't able to satisfy. This problem requires a networking and sourcing platform focused on your needs, not theirs.
CONNECTING ALL THE CLOTHING INDUSTRIES
Apparl is the premier business networking and sourcing marketplace for the global clothing, textile, and fashion industries. The Apparl platform connects buyers, sellers, manufacturers, designers, farmers, models, and more into a single community. Find partners to help from concept to completion. Apparl is breaking down barriers between people at every production stage.
ALPATRICK "PANAMA" GOLPHIN
Founder & CEO
Apparl is the brainchild of Founder, Alpatrick Golphin. He's been involved in the sports, fashion, and entertainment industries since the early 90's, having a particular passion for action sports and motorsports apparel. After years of cultivating business relationships with creative people from around the world who make this clothing industry so vast, Alpatrick realized that something was missing. It became clear to him just how important it was for people within the industry to have access to all of the resources and information they'd ever need to start and/or scale their respective businesses or careers within the industry. The multi-trillion dollar clothing industry needed it's own home and this home should be carried in their pockets. Other websites and social platforms can be convoluted, catering to a plethora of industries, making it harder to find the connections you need without a VERY strong search filtering game. Every major industry has it’s own prominent platforms that houses those industries and its resources. Wouldn’t it make sense for the global clothing industry to have a prominent home? This idea led to the founding of Apparl.
Founder & Lead UI/UX Designer
Shaun's primary role at Apparl is to create a great experience for our users. He is also responsible for maintaining our brand across all mediums and social platforms. Prior to co-founding Apparl, Shaun was co-founder and Creative Director of Royall Advertising. Under his leadership, the agency grew from a 3-person shop with a single client to a business with offices in Orlando and New York City and dozens of clients with a national and international footprint. Shaun have been responsible for the successful launch of countless websites. He has also lead several app projects as a Product Designer for Thinkified. Now that his ad agency has been acquired, Shaun will bring his talents and experience to build Apparl into a global community for the textile, clothing, and fashion industries.
DANNY W. PIMIENTA
Founder & Lead Developer
Danny is responsible for long term technology direction and overseeing Apparl's technical architecture. Prior to founding Apparl, Danny was owner of both web development and mobile application development companies where he led the development of many websites and mobile applications for iOS, Android, webOS and others. Earlier in his career he worked at UNISYS, iBelong Networks, Hewlett-Packard, and other Fortune 500 companies. Today, Danny has amassed a successful track record in software development, being a self-taught programmer since the late 90's to being an up and coming developer today. His unquenchable thirst for learning will always keep him on the bleeding edge of technology. He likes all things related to aviation, when he as time, he likes to run and train for road races. He uses various developer groups to stay abreast of the local tech scene and leverages the wealth of knowledge his fellow developers share.
Melanie Salle is a city girl at heart and a Floridian by circumstance. She has a creative side that was nurtured by the entertainment industry and business skills that pushed her real estate career. After being introduced to the tech world she found a field that combined her creative talents, customer service, and business savviness by taking the path of a Product Manager. Melanie is responsible for how the Apparl product fits into the company's overall stategy by identifying customer's unsolved problems and creating product experiences.