Sourcing fabric, trims and metal accessories. Womenswear, Menswear, Sportswear, Swimwear, Shoes, Leathergoods. Focusing on Made in Italy, Made in France, Made in Portugal and other producers based in Europe. Able to assist with selecting the most fitting supplier based on differences in quality, price, timeleads and minimums. Regualarly attending tradeshows such as Premiere Vision, Milano Unica, Mare di Moda, Lineapelle, Modtissimo and more.
Experience working with and sourcing more sustainable solutions and innovative yarns and textiles. Working closely with producers on customized compositions, special developments for specific product groups. Seacell, Smartcell, Tencel, Umorfil, NewLife, Repreve, Kapok, Hemp, Econyle, Evo, Sorona to name a few.
Researching and sourcing leather and compoments for leathergoods and shoes. Real leather as well as vegetable-origin leather alternatives and synthetics. I have experience sourcing for brands that required completely “animal-free” and/or “recycled” materials - both in leathers and fabrics.