Sammy Cashen - Founder of Unzipped Fashion Management - "What it takes to build a successful Wholesale Business"
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OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Sammy Cashen, the Founder and Managing Director of Unzipped Fashion Management (UFM). UFM is a fashion wholesale agency offering its clients brand and sales management for some of Australia's leading fashion brands across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania. Her client portfolio includes the likes of MINKPINK, Staple the Label, TWIIN, MAVI Denim, Elliatt and Allora Melbourne just to name a few. Sammy started her career in fashion within the marketing and fashion wholesale industry back in 2007, where she successfully held senior positions at several high profiled Australian distribution agencies, fashion design houses and fashion retail houses. During her time in these positions she was able to obtain valuable insights and hands on experience in all facets of the industry from the customer facing retail frontline sales through to the wholesale agency and brand management, continuing right through to product design, trend forecasting, distribution and merchandising. Some of the more detailed functional skills and learnings also included the ability to analyse sales data and how this translated to stock planning, brand placement and buying. Sammy has always focussed on building authentic, valued and trusted relationships with retailers, business partners, buyers and industry stakeholders across the board. Australia's leading department stores MYER and DAVID JONES in addition to 250 plus independent retailers, national multi-site chain stores, ecommerce platforms, rental business models such as GLAMCORNER are all part of her almost daily network. Sammy joined the Fashion Equipped Mentor Collective to share her passion and in-depth industry knowledge of the wholesale agency scene and also her enthusiasm to help others understand and grow the industry. You can find Sammy at: Website: www.unzippedfashionmanagement.com.au Instagram: @unzippedfashionmanagement Want to hear more from Sammy and a dynamic lineup of guest speakers? Join us during Melbourne Fashion Festival! We invite you to take your virtual front-row seat and gain insider access to an industry roundtable of 'real' stories from thought leaders, changemakers, designers, brands, entrepreneurs & mentors where we'll discuss all things fashion, business and mindset, diving into key topics relating to the future of Australian fashion. This is a Virtual Roundtable via Zoom - so you can join us from ANY location. Grab your tickets here NOW - $25 and all proceeds donated to Ijm an organisation that works tirelessly to combat slavery, violence against women and children, and police abuse of power against people in poverty. They are one of the vital partner organisations working alongside Outland Denim. JOIN OUR PROGRAMME - ENROLMENTS OPEN JUNE 1st If you want to make the Fashion Business your Business in 2021 - then please head over to our website and jump on our Waitlist - we'll be opening enrolments to our SYFB Programme and Community on the 1st June and if you're on the waitlist we'll ensure you receive all the info you need in the lead-up. In the meantime, if you want to kickstart your 2021 you can head to Your Mentor Collective - b...
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