Maria Mrowca

Senior Product Developer and Senior Production Coordinator

A driven and proactive luxury Womenswear Product Developer and Production Coordinator. Expertise spanning from development including garment construction, RM sourcing, fitting, cost negotiation, supplier relations, critical path management and final handover to production. Expert in meeting and exceeding organisational goals. Equipped with gravitas, robust communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Ability to thrive with deadline-driven, fast-paced and challenging environments. Areas of expertise: • Technical understanding of garment • Managing production workflow • Tailoring and dressmaking • Cross-functional Team Collaboration • Sourcing and collaboration with suppliers • CTM and FOB • Advanced Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, MS Office, Excel, PLM, Zedonk

Previous Brands
Anna Mason London
Catherine Walker & Co
Uk Textile Group, London
Work Experience
Senior Production Coordinator and Product Developer
Sep ‘21 - Now
Catherine Walker & Co

• Overseeing and coordinating atelier workflow (monitoring work of the team, planning the cutting list, overseeing and consulting every step during the creating process, quality control) • Technical interpretation of designs, collaborating with the team to achieve the desired design and performance outcome • Administration of each collection (new patterns, style bible, detailed sample technical information, creating and updating reference archive) • Sourcing and purchasing fabrics and trims, mainly from Italy, France, Spain and Far East, monitoring deliveries • Liaising with external suppliers (embroidery, print, customized belts and buttons, customized shoulder pads, composition labels etc.) • Regular assistance with Made to Measure customer appointments: viewings and fittings (calico and fabric fittings, taking body measurements, constructive communicating all changes to pattern cutters and tailors/seamstresses)

Product Developer and Production Coordinator
Jan ‘20 - Apr ‘20
Anna Mason London

• Working closely with Designer Team and technical interpretation of sketches and ideas • Creating Tech-packs, overseeing sample development in house and externally, fittings, quality control • Overseeing technical aspects of development - textiles and trims • Liaising with external suppliers (pattern cutters, graders, tailors and dressmakers) • Liaising with garment factories, handing over all technical information, following up, chasing and quality control, dealing with quality issues • Coordinating shipments of all trims and fabrics from suppliers to garment factories, coordinating shipments of ready garments to warehouse in London, coordinating shipments from London warehouse to vendors (buyers) • General administrative support including fabric management, trim preparation, grade management, visiting overseas factories and trade shows, sourcing for new suppliers in Europe (Poland, Italy, France, UK).

Senior Product Developer and Production Coordinator
Aug ‘19 - Sep ‘21
Uk Textile Group, London

• Liaising with Design Team, creating tech-packs and handover to Far East factories, updating all technical changes arisen during production process, improving garment performance and achieving highest standards • Monitoring whole development process (testing and QC development samples, Pre-Production and Production Samples), regular follow up with factories regarding production progress and solving arisen issues: technical, quality, shipment • Leading fit sessions, updating comments and hand over to the production factories, monitoring outcome • Setting up sizing charts, creating measurements for every garment (woven, jersey and knitwear) • Creating composition labels, barcodes, stickers etc. and handover to factories

Product Developer, Production Manager
Jan ‘14 - Apr ‘20

• Creating and managing production and supplier relationships in Europe (Italy, France, UK, Portugal, Poland) • Coordinating the design process from conception through to final styling and launching of new collection • Managing price structure • Sourcing and managing external suppliers (embroidery, pleating, print on silk and synthetic fabrics, branding) • Managing entire customer order process (appointments, calls, e-mails, viewings, fittings, after sale care)

Polish - Native
German - Work Proficiency
English - Work Proficiency
Education & Training
Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London
‘13 - ‘13
Fashion Communication
Berufsfachschule Hannover für Modedesign und Damenschneiderei Hannover
‘12 - ‘12
Garment Production
Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design, Fashion Design, Cracow, Poland
‘10 - ‘13
Fashion Design
Bachelor's Degree, Fashion/Apparel Design
Jagiellonian University, German Philology, Cracow, Poland
‘04 - ‘09
Master's Degree
German Philology
London, UK