Heart-Hunters Consulting President Valerie B. Cooper offers her clients over 30 years of hands-on garment industry experience. From start up ventures and feasibility studies to troubleshooting, sourcing, production analysis and quality assurance for ongoing ventures, Heart-Hunters Consulting is your solution.
If you have a vision or a new product, non-garment or any type of product hard or soft lines, HHC can guide you through sourcing, prototyping and production. We offer support for all areas of product development. If your business is in need of fine tuning, Heart-Hunters Consulting can take your company to the next level of achievement.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Startup Ventures & Feasibility
Whether you want to start a small domestic line,
or go big off-shore, Heart-Hunters Consulting
can help get you started. We also offer full business plan services. MORE>>
Complete product development services are offered
for both new and on-going manufacturers. Reliable
garment contractor location service... MORE>>
Workshops and Seminars
Education and Management Training is offered for
group seminars or as individual one-on-one sessions.
Heart-Hunters Consulting also offers:
Environmentally sustainable &
socially compliant garment manufacturing alternatives.
There is a choice now, for green textile sourcing,
and green garment manufacturing.
In addition we offer complete sourcing, prototyping, product development and manufacturing consulting for all soft lines, most hard lines, jewelry and accessories; in addition to garments.
Expert Witness Services
WHAT'S NEW: MAY 2016
CORIZON Developed by TERRO
When HHC went to ITMA in Milan we visited the CORIZON exhibit. HHC met with Peter Schuring of TERRO at the show. They had their CORIZON circular knitting machine set up and knitting. READ MORE>
Domestic Versus Off Shore
Domestic manufacturing is still coming back strong with the new re-shoring movement. Even with the rise in the minimum wage Los Angeles is still a stronghold for high quality traditional and fast fashion. READ MORE>
Click here to download the April 2016 ITMA bulletin.
Lower Minimum Production For Start Ups
HHC is working closely with many sewing contractors that have lower MQO (Minimum Quantity Order). This is making it much easier for smaller start ups to get their brand out there.
As promised I will continue to post ITMA updates. CLICK HERE to view the latest ITMA bulletin.
Tidal Vision Updates - Award from the EPA
HHC met with leading spinners such as Buhler Yarns and world class R & D companies like Lenzing to begin talks to test spinning and blending the chitosan fiber with fibers like Tencel. Their crab shell chitin extraction plant is finally finished, and running good! READ MORE>
Update On Milan ITMA Nov. 2015
ZDHC- Zero Discharge Of Hazardous Chemicals By 2020.
Was the big subject of discussion this year http://www.roadmaptozero.com The garment and textile industry is one of the largest polluters.
HHC is getting involved in some very innovative new products and technologies. We have been working with Tidal Vision, which is making fabric out of Chitin, and wallets out of salmon skins. I am putting links to Tidal Vision’s press release and background information on my site. This is not something that I normally do, but I am so proud and honored to be working with them. Tidal Vision represents the type of sustainable projects HHC loves to work on. When they could not find the right extruder for processing their yarn, they stepped up and are now building their own! READ MORE>
Upcoming events: Nov. 2015
ITMA Milan Italy
HHC will be attending one of the largest expos in the textile industry. This event is only held every 4 years; ITMA is an expo venue that showcases all of the new and existing innovations in sustainable manufacturing. This includes fiber, yarns, dying, printing and machinery. READ MORE>
Tibetan Tees project - The four main parties involved in this project are Fayettechill, Heart Hunters Consulting, the University of Arkansas (Students for a Free Tibet, Apparel Studies Department, Fulbright Honors Dept.) and the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas (TCIA, primarily by Geshe Dorjee - our major connection point to Tibetan refugees living in India). READ MORE>
HHC primary mission is to work with as many quality domestic factories as possible. But if a client elects to work off shore we offer state of the art production and quality assurance solutions. Vendor compliance and vendor compliance manuals are our specialty. READ MORE>