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Heather Reimers

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design


Minor/option/emphasis: AMD-Product Development and Sourcing

Company/Organization: OneWorld Apparel LLC
Company/Organization website: N/A
Destination: Los Angeles, CA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Identifying errors and problem solving through independent research of prior markets.Communicated with Local and International vendors to request quotes or to place orders for materials such as trims, fabrics, and garment dye's. Organized, updated and prepared production manuals for each garment in the market. Collaborated with senior designers and pattern makers to develop technical sketches for current market designs. Updated trim and fabric databases along with the development of trim and fabric cards.

I accomplished...
Navigating in a new city on my own. Learning that downtown Los Angeles isn't the most accessible city and that I had to re-learn everything I thought I knew about Los Angeles. I did a lot of pre-planning before I went anywhere, which included making sure where I wanted to go would have handicap parking.

I learned...
That communication is key and that in order for a company to flow.

Advice for others...
Learn as much as possible and do not be afraid to speak up and share potential ideas.

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