Stefania Occhionorelli Consulting.
Product Management &
Production Management for
your growing brand.
We are and we do.
Stefania Occhionorelli Consulting is a Brussels based bureau providing design and production expertise to emergent designers and established brands. Thanks to our long corporate experience in the fashion industry we advise starters, small and mid sized brands in the transition from creation to industrial production. We guide our clients launch their products in the market and gain mastery in sourcing, product development and production thanks to a unique working methods and practicals tools created to simplify local and global supply chain’s protocols.
Stefania Occhionorelli Consulting is a Brussels based consultancy providing design and production expertise to emergent designers and established brands. Thanks to our long corporate experience in the fashion industry we advise starters, small and mid sized brands in the transition from creation to industrial production. We guide our clients launch their products in the market and gain mastery in sourcing, product development and production thanks to a unique working methods and practicals tools created to simplify local and global supply chain’s protocols.
Industries of expertise.
Clothing & Sportswear
Apparel, Sportswear, Cycling-wear Kidswear.
Footwear , Eyewear, Soft goods.
Safety & Workwear
Protective equipment, Hardgoods, Sport helmet , Workwear.
Our services for you.
1 | Concepts & Design
Starting from a meticulous research, we build contemporary and disruptive concepts for your new brand or new product line. We define the signature and the core identity together with you. Our out-law team of designers and marketers will source and define your unique detail, ready to be translated into real, successful product ready to be launched on the market.
2 | Tech Packs and BOM
We provides professional production-ready technical packages for your suppliers or we help you improving the existing ones to ensure a clear and efficient technical communication with the factory.
We edit detailed specs for each style based on extensive consultation with you . Once materials are selected, we create your Bill Of Materials, the official document of production.
3 | Timelines & Time Management
Someone said that structure makes you free. In order to not miss any sale season and build your product smoothly, we support you in the creation of a structure that will help you having a clear overview of priorities and deadlines. We help you create a yearly planning starting from your market’s deadlines. We create a detailed timeline that will guide you through task and time management of your internal team and external vendors.
4 | Samples management
From first proto to salesman samples. We create an action plan calendar with important deadlines for you and your supplier to follow. We help you establish communication protocols with your manufacturing network, or we can do do it for you and make sure samples are delivered in house ready for every fitting session and QC. After a meticulous quality control session , we build a feedback report and make sure that correct samples are approved.
5 | Compliance & EU Regulations
Customer’s safety and your brand reputation is important.
Do you know how to label correctly your products in order to provide the correct informations to your customers?Do you know the requirements of the market where you sell and distribute your products? We advise you on how to to comply your production according to the directive of regulating textile , garments & footwear, personal protective equipment and general product safety and make sure that all your products comply to EU and UK standards and regulations.
Stefania (Stefi) Occhionorelli is the founder of Stefi Occhionorelli Consulting. Formally trained in product and industrial design, Stefi has worked across a range of interdisciplinary approaches: and diverse outlooks, along with her own vision on developmental processes. Born in Puglia, Italy, she lives in Brussels, Belgium where she works, armed with more than 10 years of experience.
At the start of her career, Stefania worked as a footwear designer and developer with licensed brands such as Everlast, Superga, Beverly Hills Polo Club, and Marvel, where her deep understanding of the Asian mass production process led to her strong organisational and time management skills, consequently solidifying her love of supply chain management. After this, she widened her expertise, going on to work across continents with several companies. She has worked as Senior Designer and Developer for Lazer Sport historical cycling Belgian label, where she developed cycling helmets for several national champions and for the Olympic Games of Rio 2016; she has consulted intensively as Senior Product Developer for Komono, a growing Belgian eyewear and watches brand; as Technical Designer for Two Italian Boys, a luxury / dandy menswear brand 100% made in Italy, as well as fashion brands like La petite Gervaise, and Sports brands like, Pearl Izumi, and 42|54 Sport.
Presently, among several other projects in which she consults, she works with MAD Brussels -Fashion and Design Center : a Belgian institution as an expert in Sourcing and Production, where she guides and advises fashion entrepreneurs in these legs of their process, and helps them establish their brands in the market. She is member of Creamoda, the Belgian Fashion Federation to support the network of Belgian fashion labels to grow and define their technical protocols.
She is also the founder and head of the graphic design studio www.wearesugo.com where she helps brands creating a unique visual narrative.
A people’s person, she works well with others, and thrives in challenging situations and complex tasks. If you are a brand ready to go to next level , a starter ready to dive in the international supply chain, or just someone with a vision, she is here to help.
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