"PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE: Fashion Memoir of 70 Years..."

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Learn how the past teaches the present how to redesign the future for Fashion Entrepreneurs in Design, Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology. Shirley Willett, your organizer, will read and show demos from her book – A “Foundation”, both in its deep fashion industry knowledge, and with all proceeds going as scholarship awards to those who prove dedication to “pattern and production engineering skills in fashion apparel” and/or to “a cooperative business structure in fashion apparel.”
* Read to understand what is authentic success in the fashion apparel industry
* Read for how the past can teach the present how to redesign the future
* Learn from Shirley Willett, an expert in every aspect of the fashion apparel industry – and how every segment must be fully integrated
* Read how pattern and production engineering is most important
* Learn how to develop a successful future concept of cooperatives – and much more

Jay Calderin, Author, educator, and Founder/Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week: “You have inherited a valuable legacy—the history of everything that has come before. … Her memoir explores her experiences in design, education, engineering, manufacturing, and technology, providing future generations with valuable insights.”

Tess Coburn, President, Teresa Crowninshield Inc., Elegant Coats and Jackets for Women, “Shirley Willett is unmatched in her knowledge and mastery of design, pattern engineering, garment production, and the science of elegant solutions to complex fashion design problems. … truly astounding, her capacity to teach, to mentor and transmit her knowledge to the next generation. Shirley's student of 15 years, I’ve received the gift of her genuine mastery and selfless spirit … I will be forever in her debt.”