About the Owner
Jessica founded Rise Apparel Development in 2017 after working fourteen years of her career in the corporate fashion industry in New York City and Seattle. From brand launches at Victoria’s Secret to reworking key item styles at Nordstrom, she's turned sketches into stylish cost-effective product under quick timelines. Months at a time have been invested working in factories overseas in places like China, Indonesia, Colombia, as well as in the US, gaining knowledge of many types of manufacturing processes. Jessica has worked as a head designer, technical designer, product developer, production manager, team leader, and now, business owner.
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Owner & Designer
We primarily work with businesses who have learned how challenging it is to bring a product to life. The people who run these companies value quality, service, and results over other factors.
Who we've worked with recently:
A business owner who had a win on Shark Tank and needed a private label designer for a few months
A small business that wanted resourcing of better fabrics and trims for their existing garments
A CEO who needed an independent contract designer while their business grows to the next level
A VP of an apparel brand in need of part-time remote technical design help
A brand owner who was ready to scale up from low volume production to large scale
A company owner who's garments kept arriving flawed and required a live in-line factory review
A manager at a large company that had a tech pack project too big for her team
A brand that wanted a consultant to analyze and rework their existing styles to get better costs