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Fashion Designers Washington DC

Fashion designers work in fashion design and costume design. Some are apparel designers, some are footwear designers and some are accessory designers who create patterns and create prototypes to create their designs. Apparel designers specifically design clothing and oversee clothing production. See below for staffing agencies and job search companies in Washington, DC who can help you break into the creative industry.

Whitman Associates
(202) 659-2111
1712 I St Nw # 200
Washington, DC

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Enterprising Staffing Services
(202) 232-4830
614S Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC

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The Affiliates
(202) 626-0120
1201 F St Nw
Washington, DC

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The Midtown Group Inc. dba Midtown Personnel Inc.
(202) 887-4747
900 7th St NW Ste 725
Washington, DC
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time, payroll

Golden Key Group
(888) 593-7454
1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
Main Industries / Positions
Light Industrial, Human Resources, Admin & Clerical

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Tangent
(202) 331-9484
1901 L St Nw # 705
Washington, DC

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Hire Knowledge
(202) 347-7890
514 10 St
Washington D.C., DC

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Eds
(202) 414-4700
800 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC

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The Raven Group
(301) 577-8585
1101 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington D.C., DC

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Enlightened, Inc.
(202) 783-4655
666 11th Street NW
Washington, DC
Main Industries / Positions
Information Technology

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Career Profile for Fashion Designers

Career Overview

Design clothing and accessories. Create original garments or design garments that follow well established fashion trends. May develop the line of color and kinds of materials.

Career Outlook

Little or no change in employment is projected. Competition for jobs is expected to be keen as many applicants are attracted to the creativity and glamour associated with the occupation.

Employment change. Employment of fashion designers is projected to grow by 1 percent between 2008 and 2018. Some new jobs will arise from an increasing population demanding more clothing, footwear, and accessories. Demand is increasing for stylish clothing that is affordable, especially among middle-income consumers which will increase the need for fashion designers among apparel wholesalers. However, job opportunities in cut and sew manufacturing will continue to decline as apparel is increasingly manufactured overseas. Employment of fashion designers in this industry will not decline as fast as other occupations because firms are more likely to keep design work in house.

Job prospects. Job competition is expected be keen as many applicants are attracted to the creativity and glamour associated with the occupation. The best job opportunities will be in design firms that design mass-market clothing sold in department stores and retail chain stores, such as apparel wholesale firms. Few employment opportunities are expected in design firms that cater to high-end department stores and specialty boutiques as demand for expensive, high-fashion design declines relative to other luxury goods and services.


Employment Overview

Fashion designers held about 22,700 jobs in 2008. About 31 percent of fashion design...

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