Expert- Pitch to become a Designer for a Textile/Licensing Manufacture
Kathy Miller is the co-founder/president and creative director of Michael Miller Fabrics. Before starting Michael Miller Fabrics in 1999 along with business partner Michael Steiner, she spent 23 years honing her textile design skills in the biz as an artist, assistant stylist and eventually stylist, designing for everything from kids wear, womens wear, lingerie and the home sewing world; traveling the globe and learning the intricacies of mill work and sourcing. Each job, each project was a valuable lesson and a path she’s never doubted. In her dream job today, she directs Michael Miller’s diversely talented in-house artists and freelancers as well as a fabulous group of licensed designers.
Michael Miller Fabrics produces their own line of fabrics as well as licensed designers and private label work for many well- known apparel, handbag, accessory and home goods companies. Their unique design perspective and great people have brought them from shoestring start-up to international acclaim. Kathy says; What we do is a truly collaborative effort; our product passes through many minds and hands before landing in the hands of the the person who will take it to fruition. Whether it’s a handmade quilt for that special someone or mass produced handbags, it’s a smile at the end of the line for all of us. For more info, visit Kathy’s blog at makingitfun and Michael Miller fabrics at MichaelMillerFabrics.com