David Reay – Garment Industry Advisor
David Reay is an international garment industry advisor.
David Reay is an advisor to the international garment industry; a specialist in sourcing and factory management for over 35 years, he has influenced the shape, the sourcing policies and manufacturing modus operandi of some the world’s top names. He understands the clothing & textile manufacturing world inside out, from the needle-point to the board room.
David also coaches the leadership teams of the global brands of tomorrow from fast-fashion to high end luxury names. Operational integrity is an absolute. Working with terms of reference for one-off discreet projects to business-wide or multi-stakeholder David works with management to deliver projects that are on-time, within budget, are environmentally sympathetic, conform to the strictest protocols for sustainability and are regulatory compliant.
David believes the UK has the core ability to both design and manufacture world leading product and brand.
David will host an interactive session here at FashionCapital in the future months.
“Fashion Brands are the product of creativity, aesthetic taste, a commercial feel for the opportunity. Couple that with a route to market and you’re on the way. Then the reality of achieving a long term profitable future gradually comes into focus. Brands aren’t built in a factory, but the product is. How you manage and evolve your operational strategies soon impacts on your growth and profit. I have experienced at first hand what works and what doesn’t, even the big players make mistakes. Join me in an interactive session. I will question your thinking and help develop your knowledge and strategies.”
Find out more about David and his work here www.davidreay.co.uk