Result-oriented fashion industry professional with a diverse expertise in fabric research & development, garment production for children's wear. Extensive experience in sourcing and redevelopment, color and prints.
organizational, planning, communication skills towards achieving calendar
milestones and ensuring on time delivery.
Knowledge of production process.
Thorough understanding of fabric and garment testing required per CPSC.
Strong understanding of Bluecherry PLM system.
Efficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and Power point
06/2013 to Current
Fabric R&D ManagerKahn Lucas Lancaster – New York, NY
Drive fabric development process in partnership with Design and Product development team to adhere to time and action calendar.
Work closely with the VP of sourcing to identify strategic vendor base to develop and produce fabrics that meet brand quality standards.
Source and counter source fabrics, trims based on pricing, content and timing parameters.
Maintain vendor relationship with ongoing communication and support on-boarding of new vendors into the matrix.
Collaborate with the product compliance team to make sure all CPSC requirements are fulfilled.
Review mill and factory work in process reports to maintain production schedules and delivery.
Trouble shoot with production coordinators to resolve production issues to achieve timely shipment of quality goods.
Build and update fabric and mill database per season through Bluecherry PLM.
Visit fabric and trade shows for trend research and development.
12/2010 to 05/2013
Production coordinatorKahn Lucas Lancaster – New York, NY.
Managed private label production for Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Babies R Us, Costco USA from piece goods to final garment stage.
Worked closely with nominated labs BV, CTL to follow up on all testing and inspection.
Created and maintained purchase order details in Bluecherry PLM system.
Communicated packaging, labeling and ticketing requirements by customer to the vendors.
Reviewed all fit, pre-production and TOP samples with design and spec team.
Monitored work in process reports of factories for timely delivery of orders.
Worked closely with head of operations to resolve garment production issues.
06/2009 to 11/2010
Assistant Production CoordinatorKahn Lucas Lancaster – New York, NY
Key interface between fabric R&D and production team to manage the pre-production approval process.
Assisted designers for approval on lab dip, strike off and bulk submits.
Worked closely on tech packs, prototype, pre-production and TOP samples.
Worked with traffic department for approval on shipment for timely delivery of orders.
08/2008 to 12/2009
Graduate Student AssistantThomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus – Philadelphia, PA
Assisted Professor Rosenau on analysis of the retailers and manufacturers survey as a contribution towards the book- Apparel merchandising: The line starts here.
Lab instructor for ABS, PLM software for freshman and sophomore fashion merchandising students.
Master of Science: Fashion Apparel Studies Philadelphia University - Philadelphia
MBA: Fashion Management National Institute of Fashion Technology - Mumbai, India
Bachelor of Commerce: Accountancy Gujarat University - Ahmedabad, India