My mission is simple:
To make your global experience seamless and enjoyable. I will provide you with the necessary knowledge, tools and resources so you can be successful in today’s competitive global marketplace.
I customize each project to meet your business needs
Realizing that all companies have different goals and expectations, I customize and tailor each project to meet the various needs of your particular business and brand. With strong industry ties throughout the world, I can tap into a global network of apparel experts to help with navigating the ins and outs of the local market when necessary.
My expertise is solely focused on international development for fashion brands
Having multi-cultural expertise, coupled with a deep understanding of the global fashion industry, I understand your issues and needs no matter where you want to go in the world. This allows me to implement long-lasting solutions that work specifically for apparel and fashion brands.
International Apparel Experience
Alison served as the Vice President, Global Business Development for Carter’s, the #1 children’s wear brand in the USA where she was instrumental in taking Carter’s from a label with little international recognition to a brand exceeding 20% international growth per year.
Prior to Carter’s, Alison worked as Managing Director, International for OshKosh B’Gosh where for 15 years, she helped build the brand from its international infancy to a premier children’s brand selling apparel, accessories and other related product categories in the top retail locations around the world. Alison’s 23 year career in the international apparel industry allows her to truly understand the challenges that apparel brands face when going global.
Alison’s expertise lies not only in identifying international strategies for brands, but also, ensuring superior execution so as to guarantee longterm success. Her skill set includes strategic planning, product development, merchandising, retail, export, licensing, negotiations, and marketing.
Alison has spent her career traveling abroad for business and has lived in Italy, the UK and Belgium and is conversant in several languages. She has an MBA in International Business from NYU’s Stern School of Business and holds Executive Certificates in International Negotiations and Cross-cultural Communications from Thunderbird, a leading graduate school in international business.