Product Development, Technical Design Experts Launch Guided Makers Consultancy

Product development and sourcing strategist, Rachel Battarbee, and technical design, pattern making and fit tactician, Myranda Caputo, have joined strengths to form Guided Makers, a Maine-based apparel development consultancy serving clients nationwide.

Battarbee and Caputo have a combined 40-plus years of experience working with leading U.S. and U.K. brands, retailers and manufacturers such as LL Bean, Timberland, Dick’s Sporting Goods and more. Their unique and complementary skill set provides the guidance apparel brands may need through each phase of the apparel development process – from initial concept to being production-ready.

“We’ve found that clients often-times face challenging roadblocks that come along in the many phases of the apparel development process, whether it comes to scaling an existing collection or launching a brand extension,” said Battarbee and Caputo. “Product developers want someone to guide them in the right direction and empower them, so they have the confidence to eventually use the tools we’ve placed in their toolbox. Our approach is instructive and collaborative rather than prescriptive, by means of a segmented growth approach that focuses on quality, informed decision making and results.”

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Guided Makers’ customized services encompass the many specifics that fall within design, product development, technical development and sourcing. For more information, visit www.guidedmakers.com.