Implementing 3D Design Into Apparel Manufacturing Workflow

Change is hard and big changes can seem overwhelming. As the fashion industry transitions into 3D design technology there are many challenges, but all are easily managed if you have the right mindset, infrastructure and support. Stars Design Group is built on the foundation of combining talent with technology, adopting 3D design nearly a decade ago. Now that 3D fashion … Read More

Capturing Brand Aesthetic through Apparel Design

This amazing business that I have had the opportunity to be a part of for thirty years hinges mainly on some form of aesthetic. From the first choice of a fig leaf over another arboreal choice, Humankind has made choices to represent in some aspect of who they are by what they wear. Notable global brands have harnessed consumer appeal … Read More

Fashion Without Boundaries

Since fashion is rooted in individualism, it provides the LGBTQIA+ community with the freedom of originality as of self-expression. The fashion industry has the ability to make people who do not conform to societal norms of gender feel accepted. From showing diversity in product offers to featuring a wide range of people in marketing campaigns, the fashion community is welcoming … Read More

Transforming A Culture Through Fashion

There is something inherently transformative about experiencing a different culture. The sights, sounds, tastes, and interactions change us and become a source of inspiration. In February 2020, Stars Design Group CEO/President Bret Schnitker and chief strategy officer (CSO) and Emily Lane were provided that opportunity in El Salvador. As part of an 11 person U.S. delegation, Schnitker and Lane were … Read More

Consulting in the Apparel World

Apparel consulting is just one facet of Stars Design Group.

Throughout the years, I have engaged with a variety of consultants with mixed results. It’s always a challenge to have high expectations in a short interaction with anyone, let alone an individual who is contracted to bring about change or correction to a current issue. Much like a great therapist, time spent understanding the complete landscape, the unique challenges, and … Read More