The Team

Experienced Industry Professionals

Award Winning Team of Apparel Product Designers & Developers

When you work with us, you get a team of fashion design and product development specialists by your side every step of the way. 

We are award-winning designers, skilled pattern cutters, technical experts, quality controllers and are well practised in production.

Our clients tell us we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with too!

Fazane Fox - The Boss

Fazane (the bossy one)…..has over 13 years’ experience working for a high-end clothing manufacturer and running her womenswear label.

Fazane works with you on your project and manages the process from start to finish, with the help of our team of experts. With her extensive experience in producing garments and unique insight into running a fashion label, having her manage your project will be a decision you won’t regret.

She first worked as a Senior Account Manager for High Fashion, a Chinese owned company with offices in the UK, USA, France & Italy. She travelled extensively to China, Hong Kong, America and France and regularly visited their garment factories in China, as well as visiting their fabric, dyeing, spinning and weaving mills.

Fazane left High Fashion in 2012 to concentrate on her womenswear label ‘Fazane Malik’, which was operational until 2016 when she decided to focus solely on the Production Lab.

A year after starting her fashion label, Fazane started The Production Lab after noting a gap in the market to help designers develop their designs into a mass-produced commercial product here in the UK, as well as to help established brands upscale their production offshore.

Fazane has won several awards for both her businesses:

  • Winner of Midlands Independent Designer of the Year
  • Runner-up Entrepreneur of the Year at the Nottingham Post Women in Business Awards
  • Winner of Manpack Global Manufacturing Awards 2017
  • Best in SME Retail Product Development UK and Award for Excellence in Customer Service Nottinghamshire

…P.S We’re sorry Fazane was unable to be serious for her profile image….13 years in the fashion industry will do that to you.

Chloe Ryans – Designer at Fazane Fox Production Lab
Chloe Ryans - Designer

Chloe first interned for Fazane when she had her womenswear label and stayed on and off for two years (we just couldn’t get rid of her!).

She has excellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, fashion design, trend research, technical specifications and much much more. 

Always impressed with her hard-working nature, creative flair and epically loud sneezes…. Fazane promised her a job one day.

On graduation, Chloe worked for several high street suppliers as a designer, including F&F Clothing, Knitmania and Sports Direct.

The day finally came in July 2018 when Fazane was able to keep her promise and Chloe became a very much valued full-time member of our team.

P.S…..she still sneezes a lot.

Cathryn Jordan – Technical at Fazane Fox Production Lab
Cathryn Jordan - Technical

Cathryn and Fazane are fellow Derby girls and even went to the same school! (not at the same time though obviously!)

A much-valued member of our team, Cathryn is an accomplished garment technologist with over 30 years of international experience including training and quality management for the likes of big UK suppliers Courtaulds, Crystal Martin and Dimensions.

She is energetic and enthusiastic and thrives under pressure to meet deadlines and achieve targets.

Sinead Inchley - Pattern Cutting at Fazane Fox Production Lab
Sinead Inchley - Pattern Cutting

Fazane spied Sinead on LinkedIn and, impressed with her skills, arranged a meeting in Leicester.

After a rather traumatic start for Fazane – losing the diamond out of her engagement ring on the way – the meeting was successful, and Sinead was welcomed into the fold.

Sinead is a professional and reliable resource for a range of technical and creative fashion requirements and works for us one day a week as well as on a freelance basis.

She has over seven years’ industry experience, working across women’s, children’s and men’s clothing, and offers a variety of services and products from initial design concepts to sealed production patterns through us.

Sinead is fully trained on the Vetigraph CAD system, which is by far the best way to achieve quick, accurate results, and handily, the system we have installed in our office.

Sonia Pentney - Pattern Cutting at Fazane Fox Production Lab
Sonia Pentney - Pattern Cutting

Fazane and Sonia’s first meeting wasn’t exactly a pleasant one…poor Sonia answered the phone at the factory she was working at, and subsequently got a stern telling off for a bad batch of production Fazane had just received.

They had a good giggle though when Fazane was interviewing Sonia for this role and realised she was the poor girl who had taken that phone call!

We are now more than proud to have Sonia on our team as she is a technically minded individual with a passion for ensuring garments are well fitted, fit for purpose and suitable for manufacture.

With over 5 years experience within the industry working with the Arcadia Group;, specifically Dorothy Perkins, Simply Be and Pretty Little Thing, Sonia is able to oversee a garment from initial concept to finished product while following and updating the critical path.

She maintains a methodical and flexible approach to pattern cutting projects and prides herself on her ability to work under pressure.

Molly Shaw - Intern at Fazane Fox Production Lab
Molly Shaw - Intern

Molly is our current fashion intern and aspiring stylist.

Hard-working and conscientious Molly assists us all in our day to day work, whilst she learns about the crazy world of fashion production.

Bandit Fox - Team Mascot at Fazane Fox Production Lab
Bandit Fox - Team Mascot

We know you are all wondering how on earth we all stay sane working in garment production…..well here’s how!

……Meet little Bandit Fox our team mascot!

Super cute and fluffy, loves cuddles, sleeps most of the day and occasionally likes to wee under Chloe’s desk.

Antonio - Portugal Quality Control at Fazane Fox Production Lab
Antonio - Portugal Quality Controller

As a company we try to keep our carbon foot-print as low as possible, so it made sense for Fazane to have a freelance man on the ground to quality check all of our production runs before shipment. 

Antonio has over 30 years of experience in supplier sourcing, product development, price negotiation, production planning, quality controlling, in-line inspections, final AQL inspections, monitoring shipment logistics, and post shipment support.

Having worked with the likes of Nike, Fred Perry, Adidas and numerous other brand and suppliers, Antonio is a very important and valuable part of our team. 

Elizabeth Munro - Pattern Cutting at Fazane Fox Production Lab
Elizabeth Munro - Specialist Sportswear Pattern Cutting

Fazane and Elizabeth met online in a manufacturing Facebook group.

After a very cold meeting in January 2016 at Nottingham train station, then a trip to Hopkinsons Vintage Store, Elizabeth joined our team on a freelance basis.

She has over 15 years’ experience of pattern cutting and grading and has worked for several high-profile brands and retailers, including M&S, Next, Tesco, Asda, Dunnes Stores, Sainsbury’s and many other private clients.

Her speciality is women’s jersey, and she has extensive experience in performance sportswear.

As well as working with us on our sportswear projects she is currently working with a specialist cycle wear supplier creating triathlon suits and cycle wear for the Olympics.

She uses Gerber Accumark software which enables her to deliver accurate patterns and grading quickly, efficiently, and which are easily converted into our Vetigraph system.

Jill Godfrey - Specialist Lingerie Product Development & Design
Jill Godfrey - Specialist Lingerie Product Development & Design

We are super pleased to be able to offer the amazingly talented services of our freelance consultant Jill Godfrey.

She is very experienced in translating clients requirements into a finished product in many areas including…. Bras, Lingerie, Nightwear, Loungewear, Shapewear, Sportswear and Swimwear. 

Jill has worked with the likes of Figleaves, Aristoc, Victoria Secret, Eatons Swimwear, Courtaulds, La Senza, M&S and many many more, so is a very valuable and exciting addition to our team.  

Margaret - Menswear Label

“When I started Good Joe, I knew I needed someone with expertise and experience of garment manufacturing – a completely new area for me. I found it in abundance in Fazane.

Surprisingly, the project proved to be less straightforward than anticipated and Fazane led it with great organisation, efficiency, and professionalism, tackling problems head on with a real positive attitude.

The path to launch would have been far bumpier without her skills and support and that’s worth a great deal when starting out. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs an industry expert who puts her clients at the heart of what she does and will always go that extra mile for you”

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