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  • Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know Sourcing Manager Sheby Kwok (4/3/2019)- NAME: Sheby Kwok TITLE: Sourcing Manager YEARS AT QUICKFEAT:  18 years JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Outsource factory and fabric sourcing, material technique and compliance WORK EXPERIENCE (COMPANY, TITLE, DUTIES): I’ve had experience in the field of garment production since I was teen. In the 80s, my eldest sister owned a garment factory called Domain Diversify Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong. The factory specifically manufactured high fashion garments for women. Their customers included Norma Kamali, Dior and some small brands for the global market. After school, I often went to the factory to do homework. I loved to walk around every department and… Read More...
  • Account Spotlight: Carbon2Cobalt Says Partnership with Quickfeat Feels Like Family (4/3/2019)- Our second Account Spotlight features our 11-year partnership with Carbon2Cobalt. We recently asked Denice Dir, Design Director, Men's and Women's Apparel, what makes the partnership so special. ACCOUNT NAME: Carbon2Cobalt EMPLOYEE NAME: Denice Dir TITLE: Design Director, Men’s and Women’s Apparel NUMBER OF YEARS WORKING WITH QUICKFEAT: 11 Years WHAT SERVICES DOES QUICKFEAT PROVIDE FOR YOUR ACCOUNT? Quickfeat develops and makes gorgeous knit sweaters for us, a signature category of our collection.  They also produce our woven shirts, pants and cut and sew knits. We are visited at least twice annually to review our wide assortment of in-process product development… Read More...
  • Photo Journal: Quickfeat Team Learns How to Use Shima Seiki’s 3D CAD System (1/22/2019)- The Quickfeat team recently traveled to Shima Seiki's training center to learn how to use the new 3D Apparel CAD System, which will significantly increase speed to market for our clients.     Read More...
  • Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know Quickfeat Partner Justina Chan (1/22/2019)- NAME:  Justina Chan TITLE:  Partner YEARS AT QUICKFEAT:  13 years+ JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Developing and managing client relationships Liaising closely with all parties across our supply chain globally Overseeing and supporting our management in the daily operations Building and living the culture of Quickfeat. Leading the development of the company’s short and long-term strategies, together with our other partners EDUCATION AND PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: After finishing my Masters in Engineering in the United States, I returned to Hong Kong to join my father’s businesses, one of them being Quickfeat. PERSONAL INTERESTS: I love traveling, especially with my family. Music is also… Read More...
  • Account Spotlight: Hanna Andersson’s Long-Standing Partnership with Quickfeat (1/22/2019)- Our first Account Spotlight features our 19-year partnership with Hanna Andersson. We asked Heather Davidson, Senior Manager, Quality Assurance and Fabric R&D, what she thinks makes it such a great one. NUMBER OF YEARS WORKING WITH QUICKFEAT:    I’ve been working with Hilda Chan (Merchandising Manager) and the Quickfeat team for over 13 years. WHAT SERVICES DOES QUICKFEAT PROVIDE FOR YOUR ACCOUNT? Fast and efficient problem solving A stable work force that understands Hanna and the development process Thoroughness – reading through Hanna communication and Tech Packs and making corrections as needed Quality products On time delivery Understanding and fulfillment of Hanna’s… Read More...
  • Photo Journal: Lululemon Vendor Summit (10/8/2018)- The Quickfeat team (including Glenn Willard, Managing Partner; Justina Chan, Partner; Alan Lin, Quickfeat Merchandising Manager for Lululemon; Ivy Wong, Quickfeat Sweater Designer, and Nadia Hung, Quickfeat COO) recently attended the Lululemon Vendor Summit in Vancouver, BC. One of the many activities was group yoga. There was also a scavenger hunt where teams were asked to find a chalkboard and write a mathematical equation. The Quickfeat team found a restaurant chalkboard and added some Einstein. The Quickfeat team meeting with the Lulu team. Ten years ago, Quickfeat produced its first sweater for Lululemon. This is it. Vendors participated in a… Read More...
  • Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know Nadia Hung, Quickfeat COO (10/8/2018)- NAME: Nadia Hung TITLE: Chief Operating Officer (COO) YEARS AT QUICKFEAT: 21 years JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Overseeing daily operations and merchandising and the work of executives Designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures Lead merchandising team to encourage maximum performance, dedication and product knowledge Responsible for evaluating new vendors To make product innovation and development with designers and merchandisers Manage relationships with buyers, vendors and supplier as well as negotiate product pricing Travel overseas to visit clients and promote the company Prepare order summaries for the CEO   PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE (COMPANY, TITLE, DUTIES): McCall Knitters Limited - Merchandising Manager… Read More...
  • Quickfeat Partners with Million Win Vietnam to Expand Woven and Knitted Garment Production (7/18/2018)- BEND, Ore. – July 19, 2018 – Quickfeat International, an apparel manufacturer, announced today that they have partnered with Million Win Garment Co., Ltd. in Vietnam to expand their woven and knitted garment production capabilities. Accounts will work directly with Quickfeat Merchandising Managers from purchase order to final shipment. “Quickfeat is excited to partner with Million Win to extend the reach of our sourcing in Asia,” said Glenn Willard, Managing Partner, Quickfeat. “Our business philosophies are perfectly aligned, which makes this a natural partnership. Like Quickfeat, Million Win believes in running a socially and environmentally compliant operation, while producing high… Read More...
  • Quickfeat Attends Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Vendor Summit (6/5/2018)- On May 16-17, 2018, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) invited and hosted 40 of their top vendor partners (including Quickfeat International) from 12 different countries to a Global Vendor Summit in Hong Kong. It was a rare opportunity to bring together partners from MEC’s supply chain to share insights into the evolution of their brand. Of particular importance to Quickfeat was how MEC supports their partners in developing a greater understanding of social and environmental best practices. (Pictured below: the Quickfeat team with the MEC Product Design and Sourcing team.) There was also time for some fun! A large group of… Read More...
  • Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know Hilda Chan, Merchandising Manager (5/30/2018)- NAME: Hilda Chan TITLE:   Merchandising Manager YEARS AT QUICKFEAT:  18 Years JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Act as a bridge between the buyer and industry Daily communication with direct customers / factories / suppliers Complete order from purchase order to sample approvals, bulk production and through to final shipment Responsible for costing, sourcing materials and sample development Participate in price negotiation and act as liaison with vendors or suppliers Manage and follow up with production line to ensure product quality and timely shipment Retrieve and facilitate problem solution when necessary Supervise a team of merchandisers   PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: Quickfeat is my first and… Read More...
  • QUICKFEAT GIVES BACK BY MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS TO TWO ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (3/27/2018)- BEND, Ore. – March 27, 2018 – Quickfeat International, an apparel manufacturer, announced today that it has made significant contributions to both The Conservation Alliance and the Deschutes Land Trust (DLT) as part of the company’s initiative to give back to organizations with strong environmental and social missions. The Conservation Alliance's mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. Since 2009, Quickfeat has contributed a total of $65,000 to help support this mission. “Quickfeat is a solid member of The Conservation Alliance, joining with their peers in the outdoor industry to ensure that… Read More...
  • QUICKFEAT INTERNATIONAL’S DONGGUAN JIANGNAN CLOTHING COMPANY IN CHINA RECOGNIZED FOR COMPLETING HIGG INDEX ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MODULES (1/23/2018)- BEND, Ore. – Quickfeat International, an apparel manufacturer, announced today that their factory, the DongGuan Jiangnan Clothing Company Ltd. in China, has received formal recognition from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) for completing the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) and the Higg Facility Social Labor Module (Higg FSLM). Launched in 2012 by the SAC – a nonprofit organization founded by a group of leading apparel companies, the United States government Environmental Protection Agency, and other nonprofit entities – the Higg Index is an apparel, footwear and textile industry self-assessment standard for assessing environmental and social sustainability throughout the supply chain. The index drives behavior for improvement,… Read More...

 

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