FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES SOCIETIES WEB SITES
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly known as FIDER) (http://www.accredit-id.org/)
The Foundation for Interior Design Education Research promotes excellence in interior design education through research and the accreditation of academic programs which prepare interior designers to create interior environments for improving the quality of human experience.
Interior Design Educators Council (http://idec.org)
The Interior Design Educators Council, Inc. (IDEC) was founded in 1963 and is dedicated to the advancement of education and research in interior design. IDEC fosters exchange of information, improvement of educational standards, and development of the body of knowledge relative to the quality of life and human performance in the interior environment
International Interior Design Association ( http://www.iida.com)
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 10,000 members in 8 specialty Forums, 9 Regions, and more than 30 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.
National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) (http://ncidq.org)
The National Council for Interior Design Qualification serves to identify to the public those interior designers who have met the minimum standards for professional practice by passing the NCIDQ examination.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES WEB SITES
Angel of Fashion (http://www.fashionangel.com/linkpages/)
Evaluative directory of fashion sites that are awarded the "angel of fashion" for innovation and creativity. Site links to alternative fashion sites, e-zines, designers, modeling, etc.
Consumer Issues and Advocacy (http://library.csun.edu/dhelfer/fcs427)
Website done by CSUN Librarian Mary Finley for FCS 427 class has excellent list of books on the topic here at CSUN as well as web links to complaint guides and directories of consumer agencies.
Costume Gallery (http://www.costumegallery.com/)
Provides over 400 links to costume designers, goods and services, costume history, and recreational sites such as an online costume ball and online costume postcards.
The Costumer's Manifesto: Costume History Links (http://thecostumersmanifesto.com/index.php?title=General_Information_on_the_History_of_Costume)
This comprehensive and excellent site provides access to textual information, historical images form classic costume texts, and includes a timeline of costume history. Chronological links to related costume sites are provided as well as links to costume museums, military costumes, masks and makeup, fabric dyeing, and much more. 2000 costume links divided into categories that include reference, museum, history, ethnic, instructions, accessories and costumes.
Drug Information (http://www.drugwatch.com/)
DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
Fashion India (http://www.fashionindia.net)
FashionIndia is a comprehensive site including information on designers, boutiques, reviews, models, choreographers, fashion professionals, and other fashion related information. Includes a glossary and excellent article on the history of fashion in India.
Fashion Windows: the Internet's Database on Fashion Designers, Visual Merchandising and Mannequins (http://www.fashionwindows.com/default.asp)
Site is divided into four main ares: amnnequins, visual merchandising, windows and fashion designers. each section has a selection of articles on various topics. Of special interest is the windows section, which includes examples of successful window displays. Site includes a duscussion forum and newsletter that can be subscribed to via email.
FirstVIEW: Collections Online (http://www.firstview.com/)
Premiere Internet publication for fashion show photographs from both the haute couture and ready to waer collections shown in Paris, New York, Milan and London. The most current shows are available only by expensive subscription to which the library does not subscribe, however images of older shows back to 1995 are free.
Global Gourmet (http://www.globalgourmet.com)
Online guide for the culinary armchair traveler offers background information for each that explains the cultural, historical, and geographical influences on that country's cuisine, as well as tips on what to eat, menu guides, and, in some cases, special reports on holidays or unique customs.
Godey's Lady's Book (http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/godey/index.html)
Provides access to this 19th Century periodical. This important journal included fashion plates as well as poems, fiction, and advice articles.
History of Costume (http://www.siue.edu/COSTUMES/history.html)
Reproductions of the plates in the "History of Costume" or "Zur Geschichte der Kostume" which was printed from 1871 to 1880 in Munich. These plates reproduce 500 costume designs from antiquity to the end of the 19th Century.
Interior Design Ideas (http://www.home-designing.com/) Inspirational home and interior design ideas. Offers lots of pictures which offer ideas and inspirations for how to design various types of rooms. This is a commerical site and therefore offers links to many other companies products and services but many of these links maybe useful to you as an interior designer and they link to many other useful interior design sites.
Milieux The Costume Site: The Costume Source (http://www.milieux.com/costume/source.html)
An excellent site providing access to costume, ethnic, and theatrical images, museums and history, organizations, and links to miscellaneous sites such as those covering corsets and underpinnings. Site is especially strong in its access to ethnic costume.
Pret a Porter (http://www.pretparis.com/)
Provides information on an international trade show for retail buyers and sellers of ready-to-wear and accessories. Site is divided into 15 "sectors" representing the different areas of retail. Buyers can use this site in preparation for traveling to Paris for the live event.
Shapeup America (http://www.shapeup.org)
At Shapeup America's site, you can calculate your body mass index, design your own exercise program or stop at the Cyberkitchen to design appetizing meals to help you lose, gain or maintain your weight.
TIMS: The Textile Industry's Business Center (http://www.unicate.com/)
Provides access, on a membership basis, to textile and apparel industry companies. Services include company and product searches, a client showcase, classified ads, employment listings, trade shows listings and links to further resources.
Virtual Garment Center (http://www.garment.com)
Sites mission is "to provide a virtual community dedicated to servicing the apparel industry by providing information and interactivity." Site has two sections: markets where companies can list garments or textiles needed anda searchable database of companies such as manufactureers, jobbers, supplies, or retailers.