Wendy Ripley

Wendy Ripley

Technical Design & Product Development Director

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Dynamic Technical Design and Product Development Director with a focus on speed to market. Highly skilled in building effective teams, cross-department collaboration, functional innovation and creative problem solving in both office and factory settings.

• Experienced developing a wide range of product types including performance-based apparel and outerwear; swimwear; sportswear; denim; workwear; tactical gear; uniforms; certified product (FR and ANSI); bridal; intimates; fashion accessories and home fashions
• Reliably provides a superb and consistent fit on all size ranges and fabrications
• Highly skilled in garment construction, cost engineering and design tariff engineering to achieve target cost and lowest duty rate
• Creation and implementation of an efficient development process from inception through production
• Unique ability to build and lead dynamic, high-performing teams with extremely low turnover
• Leadership by example, with a strong belief in team empowerment and collaboration
• Proactive and creative problem-solving regarding product, process and team dynamic
• Key contributor to corporate ethos and overall morale