060 – Diana Kakkar, MAES London – High End Product Development in the Fashion Industry

Diana Kakkar runs a high end, small batch manufacturing unit in East London. She works with some well-known fashion designers as well as start-ups, helping them to produce their collections.

Diana has some great tips for anyone wanting to understand about fashion manufacturing in small quantities.

In this episode discover:

  • How Diana transitioned into fashion from a completely different career
  • The process from sketch to sample
  • How pattern-cutters work and why their work is so important
  • How to communicate with a manufacturer to get samples made
  • How to find the right manufacturer
  • Why Diana offers business advice for designers

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