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Farah Bhatti

Location: Irvine California US

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Legal – Copyright, Trade Marking, International registration

Frances Harder

Location: Rolling Hills Estates CA US

Fashion For Profit – Consulting - Frances Harder Founder/CEO Short Bio. Frances Harder authored and published a series of books dealing with starting a fashion business. Fashion for Profit (10th edition), Costing for Profit, Brand Building for Profit and Forms for Profit are industry focused texts used both by new companies and for further education programs. www.fashionforprofit.com. In 1999 she foundered the FBI (Fashion Business Incorporated), an educational not for profit 501c3 organization, which provided vital business development, resources and certified job training programs to both the US, and to the International apparel industry. Closed in 2017 to relaunch under Fashion for Profit platform as a for profit entity in 2018. Frances is also a consultant to the United Nations assisting small businesses in Peru for producers of Alpaca products & Nepal for Cashmere products. She consults and speaks internationally on product development, branding, merchandising, production and entering the US market. She also serves as an industry expert in legal disputes and is an adjunct professor at Cal Poly Pomona and serves on the Dean’s advisory board. She studied Art and Fashion in the UK. Some of her professional accomplishments include having her name under license in Japan, designing for the Royal House of Brunei and designed two lines for Priscilla Presley that was sold on Home Shopping Club. Her last teaching position was for 9 years as a full time Associate Professor at Otis College of Art and Design. Please email for further consulting details as to special rates and package prices.
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Design - Technical Designer- Product Development- MerchandisingPattern Maker – SamplingMarketing – Social Media, InfluencerSales and MarketingBusiness Planning

Frances Harder

Location: Rolling Hills Estates CA US

Fashion For Profit – Consulting - Frances Harder Founder/CEO Short Bio. Frances Harder authored and published a series of books dealing with starting a fashion business. Fashion for Profit (10th edition), Costing for Profit, Brand Building for Profit and Forms for Profit are industry focused texts used both by new companies and for further education programs. www.fashionforprofit.com. In 1999 she foundered the FBI (Fashion Business Incorporated), an educational not for profit 501c3 organization, which provided vital business development, resources and certified job training programs to both the US, and to the International apparel industry. Closed in 2017 to relaunch under Fashion for Profit platform as a for profit entity in 2018. Frances is also a consultant to the United Nations assisting small businesses in Peru for producers of Alpaca products & Nepal for Cashmere products. She consults and speaks internationally on product development, branding, merchandising, production and entering the US market. She also serves as an industry expert in legal disputes and is an adjunct professor at Cal Poly Pomona and serves on the Dean’s advisory board. She studied Art and Fashion in the UK. Some of her professional accomplishments include having her name under license in Japan, designing for the Royal House of Brunei and designed two lines for Priscilla Presley that was sold on Home Shopping Club. Her last teaching position was for 9 years as a full time Associate Professor at Otis College of Art and Design. Please email for further consulting details as to special rates and package prices.
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Design - Technical Designer- Product Development- MerchandisingPattern Maker – SamplingSales and MarketingTradeshow – Domestic and International, Popup Stores

Jeanette Chiu

Location: Los Angeles CA US

AIMS360 is a cloud-based, fully integrated order and production processing system for fashion manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, and distributors. Manage styles, import & production, orders, inventory, AR, EDI, & more.
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Business Planning

John Bernards

Location: trabuco canyon CA US

With more than five decades of experience in the garment industry, John Bernards had become recognized as a leader in the Men’s and Woman’s clothing and surf wear business and a key advocate for the preservation and promotion of the “made in California” surf life heritage. Currently he is partners with Studio 1204 suppling products to the military. Bernards has owned and managed companies and trade associations for over 30 years including Off Shore Sportswear, Ocean Pacific, Newport Blue, Men’s Apparel Guild in California (M.A.G.I.C.) and International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to name a few.
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FinancialDesign - Technical Designer- Product Development- MerchandisingPattern Maker – SamplingSales and MarketingBusiness PlanningLegal – Copyright, Trade Marking, International registrationLogistics – Shipping – WarehousingTradeshow – Domestic and International, Popup StoresLabels – Buttons and FindingsTextile Sourcing

Katherine Schildmeyer

Location: Sandy Ut US

Freelance Fashion Designer & Business Consultant. Katy has a unique blend of experience in design, production, and consumer sales/marketing. Katy has run her own street fair booth in Portland Oregon. Items designed used repurposed textiles, and findings, way before its was sustainable. (1995-2000). She ran this booth for 5 years when she was 18, While gaining a degree in graphic design. She proceeded to work for Nordstrom for over a decade. Managing failing departments that needed a new approach to become successful in sales. In some cases seeing over a 40% increase in 1 year. Katy has also worked with private label and E-commerce. Focusing on the product knowledge and educating clients on cost, sales planning, event planning, and merchandising. Katy helps them organize documents, and shows the client how these all work together for maximum benefits, and tax reporting. For the last decade she has used her degree in both Fashion Design & Graphic Design to bring the two worlds together. Designing is a process that requires the end use to be paramount every time. Understanding that cost to value ratio is also another important consideration for every company. Services Katy provides are... 1. Design Flats- Adobe Illustrator, or 3D. 2. Color planning 3. Technical Design 4. Pattern drafting- Depending on product. 5. Cost/ Inventory Planning- SKU or UPC planning for GS1 6. Tag, label, and bag design. 7. Textile design 8. Sourcing- Internationally 9. Develop media and graphics for brands. 10. Creative Direction 11. Client Education for business planning, laws, and etc. If you have a need for any of these services, please reach out. Remote assignments are welcome, as 80% of clients are all in different countries.
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FinancialDesign - Technical Designer- Product Development- MerchandisingPattern Maker – SamplingSales and MarketingBusiness PlanningLabels – Buttons and FindingsTextile Sourcing

Maria Groezinger

Location: Los Angeles California US

Over the past 18 years, Maria Groezinger has nurtured a group of highly skilled local L.A. artisans and overseas factories in China, India, and Mexico.
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Design - Technical Designer- Product Development- MerchandisingLabels – Buttons and FindingsTextile Sourcing

RobGreenspan

Location: Encino CA US

Robert Greenspan began his professional career with Moss Adams in 1979. He became a partner in 1985, then Los Angeles Managing Partner in 1995. In 2010 Rob founded Greenspan Consult, Inc, a consulting firm that specializes in providing financial and strategic planning services to the apparel industry. Rob has assisted clients in all aspects of their businesses: preparing financial statements, obtaining financing, factoring, import lines of credit, trade credit financing, drafting and implementing business plans and cash flow projections. He has acted as the liaison between the client and the client’s lenders. He has successfully aided clients in their planning for growth and expansion, as well as their plans to reduce their size or successfully transition their ownership. He has been an expert witness in garment industry matters involving standards and practices.
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FinancialBusiness Planning

Shahzad Hussain

Location: US

Make your idea visible to your potential customers online. Experienced web technologist. Website designing, development and promotion of your business online. E-commerce and Mobile apps development for your business or personal ideas.
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Web development

Tatjana Luethi

Location: Santa Monica CA US

am the co-founder at MixR - a community engagement engine for women that helps corporations organize and facilitate their women employee run groups (ERGs), and female-forward non-profit organizations organize their members and gatherings. Before that I facilitated creative UX, brand and design strategies for purpose-driven entrepreneurs, creatives, businesses and organizations who want to make a positive impact in our World. I've worked with companies such as Skechers, KB Home, Vidromedia, Ironclad Performance Wear. I co-created 4 women's conferences, co-founded the TOGETHER! Women's Network (fostering women's empowerment, development, leadership and entrepreneurial skill-building) utilizing design thinking principles. And I developed various women's workshops. I co-founded a women’s accessory and handbag manufacturing business, catering to local high-end fashion boutiques. Originally I'm from Switzerland, where I used to be a chocolate-cheese-bread eating Swiss banker. I'm passionate about design-thinking processes, human-centric approaches, latin ballroom and salsa dancing. I drink one cup of coffee in the morning and in general I like things peaceful, harmonious and calm. Inspired? Let's chat!
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Marketing – Social Media, InfluencerSales and MarketingBusiness Planning

Trish Concannon

Location: US

Trish Concannon is the Director of Communications and Public Relations for DG Expo Corporation, a North American sourcing trade show for manufacturers of sewn products, to include apparel and home furnishings. Trish formerly served as Executive Director of Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provided the fashion industry with entrepreneurial development, resources and training, to support its growth and profitability. Trish served on the board of Fashion Group International (FGI) - Los Angeles as Regional Director. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Cal Poly Pomona's AMM Department, Board of Fashion Consciousness Magazine, the Advisory Board for Fullerton College Fashion Department, Advisory Board for Santa Monica College, the Advisory Board for the Art Institute, Inland Empire Fashion Department and the Advisory Board for Concerned Capital. Trish is a member of the Urban manufacturing Alliance (UMA). Her previous experience includes working in product development with textiles using the Kinetic Colorization® process with both Critical Mass Manufacturing and Katmandu Partners LLC. She also has worked in sales and merchandising for Launch USA International, the sole US distributor of an Italian Apparel manufacturer. Her background also includes extensive experience in event coordinating as well as marketing. Trish has a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Merchandising and Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
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Design - Technical Designer- Product Development- MerchandisingMarketing – Social Media, InfluencerTradeshow – Domestic and International, Popup StoresTextile Sourcing