Local designers are now serving a global customer. That the very way we conceive and delivery fashion products services and merchandise needs a huge “disruption”, has been on my mind for some time.
I’ve commited to persuing an open sewing project for local design sector globally. Frankly I’m tired of "those who seek to disrupt" without first understanding. case in point a startup owner who emailed me promising a solution by removing the "middle man", in teh process they sought to up affiliate fees for sellers to 30 % . Sounds good but who is going to do teh work teh middle man does. The local designer who alreay is doing 100% of teh production.
or thesites that encourage designers to upload their sales images, promising sales , then ask THEM to provide their existing customer list. NEVER once have i seen ad ad by any of these sites locally. again the designer is taking 100% of the responsibility.
I was instrumental in the start of FashionCamp NY The Fashion tech unconference. I’ve won prizes in two fashion Hack Photohack day and Gilt, … and participated in a Third (Hearst) all part of vital research into the topic. I’ve done several "Pre-Startup Projects" over teh years, all have lead me to one conclusion. the entire supply management system needs an overhaul. If not now when.
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