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.
free sourcing secrets workshop with live q+a to get all your questions answered
THE FIRST 2 SESSIONS SOLD OUT WITH OVER 400 REGISTRANTS! SO... I AM DOING ONE MORE ON SEPTEMBER 29TH @ 8PM ET (THAT'S NY TIME) FOR EVERYONE THAT MISSED OUT!
learn the 3 biggest mistakes startup brands make when trying to find supply chain partners, and what you should be doing instead
LEARN TO SOURCE
say goodbye to having trouble finding the perfect conscious textiles for your brand
this product development hack could save you thousands of dollars
sound like a pro
tired of your emails going unanswered, i'll teach you how to get replies
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 are ready to get serious, and launch your line this year, take a look at Launch My Conscious Line. the program is a mix of live mentorship, manufacturing boot camp, and fashion business accelerator.
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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