The Merino Company (TMC), which provides supply chain management services to retailers and apparel brands, has launched TMC Apparel to focus on providing natural fibre, merino garment solutions to leading apparel retailers in Australasia.
The new unit completes TMC's “Source to Shop” offerings by adding garment solutions to TMCfs global network and supply chain capabilities. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, the business has been staffed with apparel industry veterans.
Geoff Young has been named as general manager of the business. Young has more than 20 years experience in the apparel industry, including stints with Reebok, Asics, adidas and Dunlop. He has widespread experience in the Australasian and U.K markets in manufacturing, sales and marketing, and product design and development, in particular producing merino based garments.
Susan Robinson has been named apparel merchandiser. She has an extensive commercial background in the design and development of apparel ranges, most recently as senior designer for Kathmandu Limited.
With a passion for merino, and five years experience of designing merino ranges, Susan is looking forward to the opportunity to work as part of a customer]focused team, providing strong product solutions to new and existing clients.
TMC provides customers natural wool solutions from sheep to shelf (S2S). It does this by seeking out the worldfs best retail, apparel and textile brand customers and seeking to understand their needs for innovative wool products. TMC then manages the supply chain literally from grower through to customer, or works with the customerfs existing supply chain partners. More than just delivering a wool garment to customers, TMC delivers the product plus other services they value to create a fully packaged wool solution.