Natalie Binns

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Natalie Binns

Fashion Buying, Sourcing & Sustainability | Freelance & Consultant

Current Location

London, UK

Natalie is available for work

Are you a purpose-driven fashion business looking to drive sales or improve sustainability?

Or maybe you're an aspiring entrepreneur with a great idea for a fashion business?

I'm Natalie, an expert in fashion retail & sustainable sourcing. I help fashion brands launch and grow with sustainability at the forefront.

- Sourcing - including UK manufacturers and sustainable fabrics with low MOQ

- Brand Strategy - Identifying your target customer, market and brand values
Managing production and setting up a critical path with realistic timelines so your deliveries will be on time

- Driving sustainable working practices

- Cost price negotiation and improving target margin

- Range building, encouraging multi purchases, increasing basket value, capitalising on bestsellers, lowering risk

- Improving lead times

- Design direction and product development - sample shopping, inspiration gathering, cost engineering

- Competitor analysis and market research

- Preparing to wholesale

I am always interested in talking to businesses large and small. Get in touch with me here or on my website: https://www.nataliebinns.co.uk

Here's what a recent client had to say about working with me:

"I was introduced to Natalie when I asked around for a recommendation to help me find a new supplier. She did exactly that, and then I knew I had to find a way to keep her in the business.

Natalie now helps to manage my range and stock levels, and has helped me negotiate supplier terms I didn't know I could negotiate. Natalie has not only helped me increase my margins, but also given me peace of mind to know that everything is under the watchful eye of a true expert in her field. My only wish is that I'd found Natalie sooner, I would highly recommend her."

Cat, Founder, Pattie & Co

  • Brands Natalie has worked with
    • Natalie Binns Consulting
    • Omnes
    • BHS
    • AllSaints
    • Glue Store
    • ASOS
Work Preference
Location Preference

To be discussed

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions
Experience

Buying Consultant | Head of Buying

Natalie Binns Consulting

Sep 2019 - Present

Helping fashion businesses develop awesome product that sells, without compromising on sustainability goals.

Some of the ways I help businesses are:
- Sourcing - finding the right suppliers to partne...

Buying Consultant | Head of Buying

Omnes

Sep 2019 - Feb 2020

https://www.omnes.com/

Led the product team (designers, pattern makers, garment tech, production) for a sustainable fashion e-commerce start-up, taking them from conception to launch leading buying s...

Senior Womenswear Buyer

BHS

Aug 2018 - Aug 2019

BHS International owned by the Al Mana Group operates 5 retail stores in the Middle East and 14 UK concessions offering Womenswear, Menswear, Kidswear and Homeware.

As Senior Womenswear Buyer I acte...

Womenswear Buyer

AllSaints

Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Allsaints is a British premium high street retailer which operates 242 global stores and concessions (UK, North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East) selling Women’s and Men’s clothing and access...

Womenswear Buyer/Designer

Glue Store

May 2013 - Sep 2016

Glue Store is a multi-brand youth fashion retailer with 32 stores across Australia carrying a mixture of local and international brands as well as several own label brands, inspired by youth culture, ...

  • Sourcing

    (Advanced)

  • Product Development

    (Advanced)

  • Negotiation

    (Advanced)

  • Sustainability Consulting

    (Advanced)

  • Merchandising Strategies

    (Advanced)

  • Product Strategy

    (Advanced)

  • Trend Analysis

    (Advanced)

  • Lead Time Reduction

    (Advanced)

English

Fluent

French

Basic

University of the Arts London

Access Certificate

Fashion Business

2006 to 2007

University of the West of England

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Law

2000 to 2003

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