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I am your hostess and editor, Kathleen Fasanella. With the exception of the occasional guest post, I write nearly all of the content on Hi I’m a pattern maker and writer of apparel industry topics, pattern fit, sizing and author of a book listed here on amazon. If you share any of my interests, feel. : The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sewn Product Manufacturing ( ): Kathleen Fasanella: Books.

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Local Women in Design: Kathleen Fasanella

The manufacturing boot camps satisfy both goals -training and public service. Subscribe to our Newsletter. This includes everything from dog beds to medical and military devices, and to baby slings.

My first job was in sanitation, kathpeen rotting corn out of in-plant sewers for Frito-Lay, third shift. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The manufacturing boot camp is a dream, 25 years in the making. The key to Fashion-Incubator is to understand that there can be no repatriation of sustainable and fair trade manufacturing without knowledge.

The training is free but attendees pay a portion of the fabric costs. Since we have so few factories left, there is no place for entrepreneurs to learn about how to go about it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


It also benefits designers who wish to start or improve their businesses. We had sewing plants all over the state.

Local Women in Design: Kathleen Fasanella – WiD:NM

Tee shirts and yoga pants are great and staples of my wardrobe but I prefer to make more complex and difficult items.

In my practice, I work with a lot of fasanrlla, not just of fashion, but of sewn products. If you would like to learn more about her blog Fashion-Incubator or about her Manufacturing Boot Campsplease click on the links. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. What does it mean to you to be a designer and creative person living in New Mexico? I did study apparel engineering for 3 semesters El Centro College in Dallas TX and then later went on to study economics economic development at the University of Texas -Austin.

It is highly technical, requiring absolute precision and a thick skin, but the pay lathleen good -better than that of fashion designers. In four days, we bring together 30 people from across the world into our factory, to cut and sew products that are then donated to needy New Mexicans.

It is a very broad category. He fasanellq our Project Manager he is an electrical engineer and program manager at a solar cell plant. Your email address will not be published. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Notify me of kafhleen posts by email. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


Understand me well; my business is doing well with out of state customers but my thought when I started, was to make New Mexico known as a respected if not small, provider of fashion and sewn products designers.

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The idea fermented for years until I had the financial and practical means to do something about it. I am also disabled, diagnosed with Autism but am functional enough to have become successful by my own measure. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

My circumstances were more challenging than usual disadvantaged so I was never able to finish school. All Formats Paperback Sort by: What is your background?

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