"People respond well to those that are sure of what they want." — Anna Wintour
Build a collaborative people-centric culture where the team gets to contribute at all levels and you have one of the magic components for success.
We love to work with brands and businesses who are clear about their mission and understand the importance of building a positive, flexible culture that nurtures and rewards success. As an external partner, we bring neutrality to the art of talent hunting. Your investment in us motivates our contribution to your success.
Our mission is your mission.
We work with precision to talent build, screen and meet inspirational individuals who tick your boxes for experience, skillset and culture fit from the latest bright sparks fresh out of university to career ladder climbers and the top dogs in the industry.
As employment and work practices evolve to meet business objectives and accommodate work/life balance, our talent pool flexes to offer a diverse range of full time and freelance candidates and consultants, skilled in their specialist field within the fashion and creative industries.
We also provide highly focused services across contingency and executive search using a wealth of knowledge to introduce people with a proven track record in the precise skills you need to fill a role or take your department or business to the next level.
As a consultancy, we work with brands and businesses to support special projects, guide strategy and enhance culture inspiring motivation and focus through goal workshops and wellbeing practices that your team will love.
We are 10 years old on May 5th, 2019... and have been an active participant in helping brands shape their futures by introducing inspiring fresh talent and experienced hands who understand the mechanics of the fashion and creative industries.
Give us your dream candidate specification and we’ll hunt them down.
Throughout the years we have united people to see ideas turn into results.
Your success is our success!
We work with a fascinating and diverse mix of contemporary and luxury brands, retailers and suppliers. If you are a supplier, you need a highly organised relationship specialist who is also a number cruncher and critical path magician. If you are a retailer you want to be wowed by a product specialist with exceptional numerical skills and market knowledge capable of working cross-functionally with merchandising to optimise your sales opportunities. With retail or brand merchandisers, numbers, planning, SKU count and timing, rule.
Great product design is the foundation of all successful brands. Understanding your customer and offering an enticing blend of originality and commerciality is at the heart of fashion, with of course a splash of avante garde! As a graduate of UCA Epsom studying tailoring and construction, our founder Fiona Abrahams is well acquainted with the global design community and we represent a wide and ever growing pool of full time and freelance designers and consultants specialising in menswear, womenswear, childrenswear; apparel, sportswear, accessories, footwear, as well as graphics, textiles, print, furniture, homeware and interiors. For all designers the importance of evolving and updating your portfolio is critical to your longevity in the industry. Take pride, make it your passion, head to our Portfolio Heaven page for inspiration if you are feeling it is time for a refresh.
As Ecommerce continues to assert its hold as a leading trading channel for brands of all sizes, our knowledge has deepened with the evolution of the sector. Small to medium size brands have in the past hired relative juniors to manage their ecommerce, in today’s market the way forward is to hire knowledge and experience with the ability to optimise your site and drive site development, customisation, personalisation, digital marketing and conversion through data and metrics in order to reach the widest local or global audience for your product. As Google and social media channels evolve their analytics, the savvy ecommerce and/or digital marketing manager can fully capitalise. Working with a wide range of brands, we have successfully placed ecommerce and digital marketing experts at different levels to spearhead growth for this important trading channel and understand well the cost savings that can be made working with a great in-house manager versus development agencies especially for site builds for emerging or small/medium size brands.
They kind of sit together, don’t you think? What we’ve learned over the years is that businesses work best when lead by executives with strong market and product awareness, who understand the important balance required in a creative business between product and sales empowering their senior management team to lead and achieve. Tied in with this we are always being asked to find Finance Directors, Managers and Controllers with fashion industry experience required due to the complexity of the industry and supply chain. There is nothing more exciting than to work for a business managed by an inspirational leader. We know a few, they are experts in their field demonstrating knowledge, business acumen and most importantly objectivity and the ability to listen.
Everything starts with development! Taking a 2D design idea and turning it into a 3D product within budget, partnering with local or global factories to achieve the best quality, price and timeline. Add to the mix the growing importance of sustainability and ethical practice evolving throughout the supply chain and you have one of the most complex industries in the world driven, largely by manual labour being chased by an automation revolution that wants to automate the whole thing as soon as possible! We work with a diverse set of skilled Product Developers, Product Managers, Production Specialists and Supply Chain Managers from junior to director level, whose passion it is to work with companies that listen and understand the importance of effective planning to achieve on-time deliveries for goods to hit the stores at the right time whilst embracing the evolution taking place around them.
With the growth of Ecommerce and impact of Social Media as a trading channel, traditional marketing is racing to adapt. Large corporates can afford to hire specialists for each segment, small to medium brands often needs an all-rounder to work solo, manage a small team or manage external agencies. Social media metrics help measure the effectiveness of influencer and social campaigns to enable a brand to direct its resources effectively providing it has the in-house expertise to interpret the data!
Tech for us includes Garment Technologists, Seamstresses and Sample Machinists, Embroiderers, Studio and Atelier Managers of all levels often bringing specialist construction knowledge to create incredible product. We support contemporary and luxury brands and one or two suppliers with freelancers and full time team members. Our Quality Assurance projects come up from time to time where we are asked to work often on one-off projects which can be anything from a maternity cover to a QA in India.
What a difference a year or two makes! With Ecommerce charging ahead, brands are taking advantage of the low overhead, direct to consumer channel this offers. No longer at the mercy of buyers, instead they can take control of their destiny and work with a knowledgeable ecommerce & digital marketing team, savvy in data interpretation, to drive product into the local and global markets. Our sales and brand professionals have been quick to adapt their strategies often experiencing exponential growth when they get it right! We love to hear about the effectiveness of online strategy, trunk shows, market week for runway brands and how product is trading with key luxury department stores and specialty boutiques around the world with localisation and personalisation being key to each market. For our clients with bricks and mortar stores, linking their online and physical stores with interactive tools and marketing campaigns is critical and we have a pool of exceptional retail professionals skilled in maximising sales with the use of CRM, store events, local business partnerships, mailouts, personalisation and outstanding clienteling to create a compelling first class shopping experience. We also work with a few expert suppliers placing talented sales professionals with an eye for a great product, entrenched in market trends and skilled in building compelling relationships with buyers and stakeholders.
Our talent pool extends across all disciplines accommodating a wide variety of freelancers and consultants some of whom love to have their finger in different pies to enrich their knowledge the learnings of which they can share with you. Others require flexible working and can be on call to provide additional support at peak times or bring expertise to short, medium or longer term projects.