Sally Blaxall

Owner and Director

  • A highly experienced garment technologist possessing extensive knowledge of procurement, fit and quality across womenswear. Proven ability to deliver a premium brand with commercial viability whilst retaining design integrity

  • 15 years experience at Marks and Spencer as a garment development technologist across womenswear, Autograph, skirts, blouses, dresses and also homeware and lingerie

  • Founder member of Autograph, establishing the unique fit and technical construction of the premier brand, maintaining design integrity yet encompassing the Marks and Spencer customer. Working with Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Julian Macdonald and Matthew Williamson

  • Developed new suppliers and direct sourcing routes from Italy specifically for Autograph ensuring Marks and Spencer standards and quality procedures were implemented and achieved

  • An extremely comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing techniques and quality procedures with travel to Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Malacca, Indonesia and China. Delivering comprehensive procurement strategies within individual womenswear departments

  • Introduced new suppliers into Marks and Spencer minimising the risk to the business with regard to quality, fit and the brand. Paving the way for the suppliers to branch into main range departments

  • 6 months at Tesco Stores responsible for garment fit and construction for bras, briefs and nightwear in Ladies Essentials department as a freelance garment technology consultant

  • Greatly enhanced managerial skills through project and accounts management experience, implementing and delivering the strategic growth of QHQ Ltd