As many of you noticed, manufacturing jobs are being outsourced and seems like this is affecting the fashion industry. I am wondering about the job prospects for newly graduated fashion design students. I know internships are the way to go but I am curious to hear it from those who are working in the fashion industry. How are the downsizing in fashion companies? Lot of competition for new designers? According to the US census, there is 5 % growth for fashion designers which is deemed low. Just curious to know how the fashion industry might evolve into and what new designers can focus on.