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That's right I know people... all kinds of people. That sounds misleading, let me rephrase that. I know people who can get things done. In the nearly six years I have worked in the design industry I have had the great fortune to work with a wide range of talented people. My experiences with overseas and domestic manufacturers has been the greatest asset I have gained from my career. I have had the chance to collaborate with people from every facet of the fashion "supply chain." From a small pattern drafter with 3 employees in NYC, to a Chinese based fully vertical manufacturer, and everywhere in between. Over time I have built relationships with trim vendors/manufacturers that pride themselves on keeping abreast of the latest trends and innovations, thus in turn helping their clients stay on trend and compete in a global market. The great thing about already working with these suppliers is that I know what teams excel in which given areas. This way they can be utilized to their fullest potential.
With all the suppliers I have worked with there is definitely one common theme amongst them. Everyone wants to bring new and exciting products to the market. I want to help Bob Mackie do that as well.
- Philip Estrada