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Gar C. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 20, 2012

Gar C.

Accessories Design & P.Development Consultant
   China
  |   shanghai, shanghai
  |  8:39 pm Local Time

Overview

I am a Freelance Accessories Consultant based in Shanghai. With a strong wealth of knowledge in product, design, sourcing and trend forecasting; i am seeking to form both short and long term relationships with prospective brands and clients who are seeking to drive their accessories business forward.
Experience includes:
Product development and Design
Brand identity/development
Sourcing
Trend Forecasting
Luxury high-end fashion (China & US), and High street fashion (China & UK.)
Costing, Sourcing and Production.
Cold...

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Skills (10)

Tested
Accessories Design
Product development
Trend forecasting
soft Jewellery design
Brand development
cost management
cold weather accessories
handbag design
production
luxury goods

Service Description

- Mood boards, design concepts, trend forecasting.
- Hand sketches
- Design & Product Development from design concepts, sampling, range planning and commercialization, to production.
- Line & Range building.
- Collaboration projects for jewellery & Soft Accessories.
- Sourcing of materials, hardware and factories. Established Supplier base.

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Education

University of Central Lancashire
BA (Hons) Surface Pattern with crafts 2:1
2002 - 2005

Keywords

Accessories
Fashion
Design
Jewellery
Product Development
Sourcing
Trend forecasting
Production
US & China Market
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