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SubjectDate AskedExpert
Old Designs3/22/2014Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I have worn many M+FG t-shirts over the years. At one point I probably owned 50. Then I lost ...
  A: Most companies store old pattern if they are manual. Many firms have gone to computerized records ...
chosing a supplier that sells or makes hat beanies2/22/2014Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I hope all is well, I have a vision for my own beanie hat brand. My plan is to find a supplier ...
  A: Wow, that's a lot of questions. Let me reply as best I can by point: 1) Is your idea salable and ...
Vision for my own beanie hat brand2/19/2014Arthur Viente
  Q: I hope all is well. I would like to create my own beanie hat brand, with the focus on motivational ...
  A: Dana, Probably the best way to proceed is find a supplier through a local company that creates ...
wholesellers/manufacturers10/28/2013Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I would like to know where can I buy sport brands as wholesale.I've read online that I should ...
  A: When buying wholesale, in most cases you will need you EIN or Tax Id number. ( at least in the USA) ...
adidas/nike products wholesale10/28/2013Arthur Viente
  Q: I would like to know where can I buy sport brands as wholesale.I've read online that I should ...
  A: If you have a retail business, you should be able to connect directly with any wholesale company; ...
Pattern Makers11/2/2012Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I am looking for free lance pattern makers in Miami (specifically for swimwear)can you please help? ...
  A: Have I spoken to you? I am a freelance pattern maker and I make manual patterns. I don't have ...
sourcing in China10/3/2012Arthur Viente
  Q: We are seeking a reputable sourcing agent to China for a sewn textile product. Any pointers or ...
  A: First thing you should probably consider is you get what you pay for, especially in sourcing product ...
startup company manufacturing9/27/2012Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I am researching the internet to try to find information on how to manufacture my own designs.I am ...
  A: Your worries are well founded. Never pay for an entire order up front!! Terms are contracted on ...
wholesale costs9/9/2012Arthur Viente
  Q: We will be designing product for brands and selling wholesale. I'm budgeting our cost of goods to ...
  A: I'd suggest you be careful when budgeting as percent to sales, as this is normally a variable and ...
Apparel manufacturing9/3/2012Arthur Viente
  Q: I am setting up an apparel manufacturing unit offshore to target young designers. How do I ...
  A: There could be quite a few variables you should consider if setting this up as a CMT business. The ...
Determining Profit Share - First Time Niche Business7/29/2012Arthur Viente
  Q: I am commencing a business for South East Asian clothing in Australia. This is a very Niche market, ...
  A: This is a tough one to answer in that you are throwing in a consideration regarding profits that is ...
Payment Terms for Evening Dresses Wholesale7/24/2012Arthur Viente
  Q: Can you please advise on what is common payment terms for a manufacturer/designer seeking to sell a ...
  A: Typically smaller businesses accept major credit cards and PayPal in order to assure collection and ...
loop hole12/12/2011Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I don't have any qualification in the apparel business or exporting it. I will do anything to make ...
  A: If I am understanding you correctly, your question is: how do you protect your resuorces and stop ...
contract sewing manufacturers in china7/10/2011Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: hey!please i run a sewing buisiness with no sewing factory of my own.I outsource most of my sewing ...
  A: I strongly suggest you use spell check & I sincerely hope that your business speech surpasses your ...
Modeling Hats6/3/2011Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: Not quite sure of what category I should be addressing this question to and if my question is ...
  A: Gosh I love hats! I wish I could say that I have seen HAT MODEL jobs out there, but honestly there ...
patent/register new idea5/29/2011Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I have a simple idea for an improvement on an existing piece of clothing, made by many ...
  A: You need to patent your idea before you show it to any manufacturer. Before you spend the money on ...
textiles5/9/2011Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: do you answer questions about designing ladies underwear and lingerie? ANSWER: Perhaps. What is ...
  A: It sounds like you already have a full plate with a new business. You may not have the capital it ...
Fashion5/2/2011Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I am in the process of attempting to create my own swimwear line but I do not draw and I wanted to ...
  A: I am a technical designer by trade and provide consultant services. I have a new page going up, put ...
Consulting3/5/2011Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: My main question is if flatheads, rhinestones and similar embellishments apply well onto nylon ...
  A: Professional Ice skaters and dancers have been doing it for years!! rhinestones and studs are small ...
Hobby Laws2/10/2011Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I want to start a small hobby of printed T-Shirts and sweat shirts, but I need to know a few thing. ...
  A: Taxes and license: Will you be forming and LLC or sole proprietor ship? Will you be accepting charge ...
Having your own swimwear line: How to get started12/9/2010Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: Is there anything you about about apparel production houses and how to get started making your own ...
  A: Forgive the late response. I had a computer breakdown. A)Your friends approch is one avenue.Not ...
Screenprinting11/17/2010Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: My friend and I have begun sreen printing t-shirts using the standard roller ball ink. Is there ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. My computer crashed and I had to get a new hard drive. A) I am not ...
Starting a clothing business with no Fashion background11/9/2010Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I wanted to reach out to you to find out your thoughts about my plans to open a women's petite ...
  A: .. I Belize that a smart and savvy business person can run a successful design or clothing company. ...
Dilemma to start a business9/14/2010Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I have some very good swimsuit concepts and designs and I would like to sell them online. The ...
  A: Sorry for delay in answer I've had a demanding schedule of late. I will address your question point ...
Full Package8/10/2010Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I am currently a sewing contractor, and it seems that many of companies are going towards full ...
  A: Full package: they coordinate all services from sketch and spec package, sourcing, sampling, ...
what i the firts step whn constricting a garment7/14/2010Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: what are the steps that are taken when clothes are made in an industry and is it compulsory for the ...
  A: I belive you are asking me what are the first steps to get a garment into production. I understand ...
Screen Printing4/24/2010Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: A friend and I are very insterested in starting a small screen prienting business. We want to do it ...
  A: Starting a screen print business and starting a garment business are two different things. I am not ...
Measurements3/1/2010Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: Jill I'm trying to find a standard size chart on plus sizes. Sizes 1x and up, i want to make plus ...
  A: You can find the standard measurment chart for all body sizes at www.astm.com. Type in the search ...
how to contact activewear or fine knitwear companies12/5/2009Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I have developed a novel knitted sportshirt and wonder how best to contact medium sized companies ...
  A: When you say you "have developed" does that mean you already have your first sample and have chosen ...
screen printing machines10/13/2009Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I am interested in starting a t-shirt business; I would eventually like to print on other items such ...
  A: Focus. Take it one step at a time. when you say you desire to start a t shit business and you speak ...
material question #28/4/2009Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I'm looking for a fabric that's not necessarily a moisture wicking material, but a material that ...
  A: I don't know your knowledge or experience with fabrics, but windbreaker fabric is generally nylon ...
Material Question8/3/2009Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I am hoping that you can answer this question, or if not hopefully you can guide me towards someone ...
  A: I don't' know what you are wanting to achieve with your product, but if it's meant as underwear, I ...
designer?4/13/2009Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: could you please tell me if there was or is a fashion designer in clothes or shoes named Joy ...
  A: I'm sorry I cannot answer your question other than that I an not familiar with a shoe or fashion ...
Fashion Designers2/10/2009Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I want to become a fashion designer just like you. Do you design special clothes for special people ...
  A: Okay, let me try this again. First one froze and I had to exit program. No,I myself have never ...
Opening a Boutique8/12/2008Arthur Viente
  Q: Could you please give me a general step by step plan in opening a boutique. I know what type and ...
  A: Pamela, Before you invest any money, invest some time. Sit down and detail a plan; both written and ...
how to contact sales represtatives,agents8/8/2008Arthur Viente
  Q: I am having factory for t shirt, sweatshirt, tracking suits in medium scale in Egypt. My question to ...
  A: Mohamed, Unfortunately there is no easy way or inexpensive away around capturing customers. Because ...
Apparel Business6/19/2008Arthur Viente
  Q: I have questions regarding apparel business. I have created a great name that resembles greatness ...
  A: Mike, It sounds like your experience and knowledge regarding product sourcing is very limited; so ...
Swimwear5/16/2008Arthur Viente
  Q: I am looking to start my own swimwear brand. My background isn't in fashion nor design but rather ...
  A: Abby, Sounds like you are generally on the right track. It costs to develop products, and don't be ...
School logo apparel5/9/2008Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: I'm a small business startup that produces collegiate apparel. I am in dire need of industry/market ...
  A: From a manufacturing and design standpoint, I'm not sure that your business can be separated as it's ...
Timeline in developing a Line of Clothing5/1/2008Jill Odermann-Mullins
  Q: Re: Developing a line of clothing I am very interested in developing my own line of clothing. I ...
  A: Time lines or calendars as they are referred to can be as short as 3 weeks or as long as a year ...

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expert at technical design, writing of specifications, fitting, working knowledge of grading. Expert at production construction and pattern making. Expert at entire process from inception to top. have worked with designers and merchants and also worked the other end in agent office.

Experience

15 years technical professional working in Asia and recently Caribbean and Latin America. Experienced in Denim, knits, super stretch knits, mens casual, polos and khaki, womens separates, special sizes and toddler through teen boys and girls. I teach pattern making and draping. Recently started up my own company for technical design solutions with a team that can offer full package consulting as well.

Education/Credentials
A.A.S Illinois institute of Art Currently teach at Miami school of art and design in the fashion department, history of fashion, textiles, knit design, pattern making and construction one through four

Awards and Honors
1998 The May Company Best Support Person

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