I offer independent, achievable and realistic advice and business development in fashion, technical clothing/workwear and homeware sectors.
Garment Manufacturing Consultancy
UK and Off shore garment manufacturing support including Garment Technical Specifications, Critical Path Management, raw material procurement, production sourcing, garment costings for fashion sectors.
Education & Training Development Programs
Specialists in supporting and developing new business opportunities in the textile/fashion industry.
Bespoke programmes for local or national networks, business & trade organisations. Delivery of New Market entry programmes for emerging fashion and textile businesses. Specialist workshops and one to one mentoring to develop fashion and textile businesses for long term sustainability.
Overview of the Design Process and Raw Material Sourcing
Identifying personal aims, planning, seasonal timetables, inspiration, product offering, markets, range building and fabric sourcing, minimums, resources available for small runs.
Garment Manufacturing Sourcing
Understanding manufacturing of garments in terms of, timetables and lead times, additional costs, ODM’s, responsibilities, relationship building, international and local sourcing, strike-offs, lab dips, product testing and shipping.
Building a collection, target market, understanding your customer, garment design, size of collection, product styling, consider your brand identity.
Spec drawings and details required, technical pack, costings – samples and production, quality control, critical path, labelling requirements, pricing strategy, payment terms.
Product to Market & Building Your Brand
Routes to market, trade shows, building your brand and telling your story, building customer relations, engagement, promotion and communication, social media platforms.
Setting up your Own Textile / Fashion Business
Professional business practice, business planning, finance, legal issues, additional costs, developing a sales strategies.