Expertise DescriptionI have more than 45 years of experience in the Fashion/Apparel/Textile Industry, as a retailer, manufacturer, key executive, consultant and college instructor. My expertise consists of many areas of business related to apparel manufacturing, such as entrepreneurship, marketing, advertising and sales, purchasing and inventory control, total quality management, international production, and production planning. In the past I have owned my own clothing manufacturing company, producing clothing globally as well as in the USA and shipping to major retailers. Currently I own an Apparel Business Consulting company providing business consulting to Fashion Industry clients and Expert Witness Consulting to attorneys involved in litigation of apparel/clothing/fashion/textile industry issues as well as Copyright, Trademark and Trade dress issues. I continue to teach at Fashion institute of Design and Merchandising where I have been a part-time member of the faculty for 30+ years. I also specialize in financial development, customer service, warehousing, distribution, and domestic and international manufacturing and sourcing. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes all aspects of garment and fashion industry.
My consulting services include: product development; restructuring and streamlining business operations; developed concepts and established licensing for future stores a Junior Sportswear store; delivered seminars nationally about information on computers in and for apparel industry; long range and immediate planning and manufacturing.
|Bachelor of Arts||Economics||Barnard College||NY|
|Bachelor of Science||Education||University of Cincinnati||Ohio|
|Graduate Studies||Business||Xavier University||Ohio|
|Certified Arbitrator by American Arbitration Association & Los Angeles Bar Association|
|Certified Mediator by American Arbitration Association & Los Angeles Bar Association|
Awards & Affiliation
|Elected to Who's Who of American Women|
|Elected to Who's Who in the West|
|Elected to Who's Who of American Teachers|
|Elected to Who's Who in California|
|Received Faculty of the Year award 3 years in a row|
American Production and Inventory Control Society
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases
|Stop Staring Clothing Company. Start-up women's dress company. Provided consulting services for creating and building internal company operations|
|LCA. Intimates. Women's Intimate Apparel Company. Building and monitoring global production facilities.|
|JC Industries. Clothing Company. Creating and monitoring infrastructure for company growth.|
|Varga Stores. Chain of women's clothing stores. Provided consultation to expand retail stores.|
|Sandra McCray Designs. Wholesaler of Yoga wear. Provided services to help grow the business and expand the depth of the product line.|
|Wendy Glez. Wholesaler of intimate apparel. Consulted on product expansion||production sourcing and increasing sales.|