Michelle French

Senior Apparel Designer & Product Developer

Michelle has worked in various apparel design and development roles for emerging and established women, children, and menswear brands. In her current position at the Fashion Incubator, she manages all of the Gerber technology and equipment, and collaborates with emerging design businesses to launch products that are meeting design, market, and cost requirements. Her expertise in creating product development and production systems came from her experience managing and working with sewn goods manufacturers. Her passion for sustainability sparked her interest in Supply Chain Management, which gave her greater awareness for the journey her designs would take and their global impact – from the materials used, the people manufacturing them, the people wearing them, and their effect on the environment at the end of their lifecycle. Supply chain has allowed her to hone in on her ability to purposefully design and support product goals, seeing them through from concept to fulfillment.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel Design from the University of Texas at Austin and a Business Foundations Certificate from the McCombs School of Business. She is a member of APICS and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional.

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