for brands and their customers
I help entrepreneurs start their dream fashion business, established brands scale with transparent supply chains, and along the way, take curious consumers on “a look behind the seams” of how clothing is made
Hi, I'm Melanie!
For over a decade I have developed products for many of the brands in your closet. I have worked with the behemoths like Walmart and Target, as well as shaky startups that evolved into cult favorites like Nili Lotan and Hunter Boot.
I believe, to fix fashion, first we need to understand how it’s made. so, after living and working in countries like China, India, Taiwan, and the Philippines where I got to see first-hand how the fashion industry operates, I now have a few ideas about how we can all be doing better.
whether you are a brand or a customer, my goal is always the same – to educate + give you all the industry facts, this way you can make your own informed conscious fashion decisions.
are you ready to launch your conscious line?
I bet you have an amazing idea for a brand. and, have been dreaming about starting a clothing line for a while. or, maybe you are feeling a little envious of someone else’s small business and wish that could be you too (hey, if they can do it, why can’t I? right?)
but, like a lot of people, you aren’t sure how to make it happen IRL. don't worry, I got you.
If you can commit to working on your brand for 15-minutes a day for the next week, I can help you make your dream fashion brand a reality!
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what past students have to say...
Christopher - Founder + Creative, CYC The Shop
My valuable takeaway from Melanie’s program was the personal connections with like-minded creatives working through similar issues. Together we learned from seasoned professionals and discovered pathways & opportunities to develop our own businesses.
Zoe Grinfeld - Designer
This course filled all the gaps in my industry knowledge that I was left with after graduating from fashion school. Melanie is like a production matchmaker, pairing students with ethical manufacturers for any product you can think of. Weekly office hours allowed space for brainstorming, problem-solving, and a great sense of community in the group.
Arielle - Founder + Creative, Four Rabbit
Melanie was able to help me scale my business and get wholesale ready. She continues to be my go to sourcing resource as I grow my brand.
a look behind the seams
a peak inside the fashion industry and how clothing is really made
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