CONSULTING SERVICES

I tailor my resources to best suit the needs of your business. I offer a 30 min consultation to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of your brand, resulting in a brief diagnostic. 

Below are the distinct services I offer. All services can be customized depending on your needs.

CREATIVE DIRECTION

  • Color palette, mood boards, key silhouettes, fabric research.
  • Merchandising collections, photography direction, imagery and marketing assets.

DESIGN

  • Women's & menswear, handbag and footwear design from concept to flat technical sketches.
  • Full technical packets with detailed specifications for sampling/ production.
  • Garment specs across all categories; I work with technical design specialists depending on your product category.

SOURCING

I offer an international network of resources in apparel, accessory and footwear manufacturing. My diverse relationships premium and luxury mill, trim, apparel, and accessory suppliers means can help you find you the optimum sourcing partner.

  • Menswear and Womenswear
  • Casual and tailored outerwear
  • Fully-fashioned sweaters
  • Woven shirts & woven bottoms
  • Cut and sew knits
  • Leather apparel
  • Leather footwear & handbags

These suppliers are spread across the world. Each factory and country has its unique strengths and weaknesses in regards to construction, communication, and culture, which impact product and workflow. I strategically partner you with the right suppliers to meet your cost, quality and aesthetic requirements.

ARTISAN, ETHICAL SMALL-RUN PRODUCTION

I provide niche resources for small-runs of artisan-crafted goods in the following categories:

  • Sweaters (hand looming, crochet and knit)
  • Leather footwear
  • Accessories

DEVELOPMENT

  • Complete or partial management of the development process, from 1st proto to PP or SS samples.
  • Fittings and factory communication up to final approvals.
  • Partnerships with Technical Design specialists to troubleshoot pattern/fit issues.
  • Time and Action Calendars planning.

PRODUCTION

  • Production supervision up to bulk delivery.
  • Implementation of Quality Control standards and remediation.
  • Calendar and Timeline management. 

TRIM, BRANDING & PACKAGING

Branding opportunities in trim and packaging are often forgone, replaced by generic trim options. Custom trim and packaging increases brand presence and builds loyalty through distinctive product. I create innovative branding opportunities and provide the resources for small production runs with fast turnaround.

Examples of branding options:

  • Patch, button, snap & zipper pull branding.
  • Jacket lining or tape with signature pattern or logo.
  • Footwear bags/boxes & tissue paper.
  • Hangtags, leather tags, logo and COO labels.