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The Evolution of the Textile and Garment Industry with Eileen Small

Successful women sharing their experiences and life stories that contribute to the greater good of all, improving products, making things better and safer, and fulfilling lives.

Meet Our Guest, Rosemary Coates

Ms. Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consulting firm. She is a best-selling author of: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China and 42 Rules for Superior Field Service and The Reshoring Guidebook.

Ms. Coates lives in Silicon Valley and has worked with over 80 clients worldwide. She is also an Expert Witness for legal cases involving global supply chain matters. She is passionate about Reshoring.

Meet Our Special Guest, Eileen Small

Eileen Small is currently a Market Research consultant for Messe Frankfurt USA for their fashion and apparel trade show events. Experience in the textile research & development field gives her a unique perspective in communicating with both exhibitors and buyers at the Northeast’s largest textile and apparel trade show. Eileen is responsible for attendee acquisition as well as developing and organizing the seminar platform each season. Prior to joining Messe Frankfurt Eileen was the Director of Fabric R & D at David’s Bridal for 10 years and was the Director of Fabric R & D for women’s wear brands at Liz Claiborne for 16 years.

Reshoring Institute

About the Reshoring Institute

The Reshoring Institute’s mission is to support companies starting, restarting, or expanding manufacturing in the United States. As experts in manufacturing, we use our considerable global experience and skills to achieve this goal in the following four ways:

  1. Global Manufacturing Consulting Services
  2. Manufacturing Industry Thought Leadership
  3. Reshoring Research and Publications
  4. University Internships in Manufacturing, Engineering, and Business
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